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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Barnstaple

Would the conveyancing practitioners that you recommend carry out right to buy conveyancing in Barnstaple?

We work with a variety of conveyancing solicitors who can service right to buy conveyancing matters Please contact the lawyers listed to get a conveyancing quote.

Will my lawyer be raising enquiries concerning flooding during the conveyancing in Barnstaple.

Flooding is a growing risk for lawyers dealing with homes in Barnstaple. There are those who purchase a house in Barnstaple, fully expectant that at some time, it may be flooded. However, aside from the physical damage, where a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, suitable insurance cover, or dispose of the premises. There are steps that can be taken as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the purchaser.

Solicitors are not best placed to impart advice on flood risk, but there are a various searches that may be carried out by the purchaser or on a buyer’s behalf which will figure out the risks in Barnstaple. The conventional set of property information forms given to a buyer’s conveyancer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) contains a standard inquiry of the vendor to determine if the premises has ever been flooded. In the event that flooding has previously occurred which is not revealed by the vendor, then a purchaser could issue a legal claim for losses as a result of such an inaccurate reply. A purchaser’s lawyers should also carry out an environmental report. This should reveal whether there is a recorded flood risk. If so, more detailed inquiries should be carried out.

Due to the guidance of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Barnstaple in advance of retaining solicitors. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. The surveyor advised that some banks will not issue a loan on a flying freehold premises.

It varies from the lender to lender. Santander has different instructions from Birmingham Midshires. If you contact us we can check with the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Barnstaple. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Barnstaple especially if they are familiar with such properties in Barnstaple.

How difficult is it to transfer to a new solicitor as I have to instruct a firm on the Barnsley Building Society conveyancing panel. I was using a local conveyancing solicitor in Barnstaple round the corner but the firm is not accepted by Barnsley Building Society

We will our best to assist in finding you a conveyancing solicitor in Barnstaple on the Barnsley Building Society panel. Please note that the property lawyers that we list do not pay us commission if you instruct them and are registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority who regulate all conveyancing solicitors in Barnstaple. In making use of the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this site, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Barnstaple.

What advice can you give us when it comes to choosing a Barnstaple conveyancing firm to deal with our lease extension?

If you are instructing a property lawyer for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Barnstaple conveyancing practice) it is essential that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We recommend that you make enquires with two or three firms including non Barnstaple conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions could be helpful:

    If they are not ALEP accredited then what is the reason?

Leasehold Conveyancing in Barnstaple - Sample of Queries before buying

    Can you tell me if there are any major works in the near future that will likely add a premium to the service costs? Plenty Barnstaple leasehold properties will incur a service bill for the upkeep of the block levied by the management company. If you acquire the flat you will have to pay this liability, normally quarterly during the year. This may differ from two or three hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for blocks with lifts and large communal grounds. In all likelihood there will be a ground rent to be met yearly, this is usually not a exorbitant sum, say around £25-£75 but you should to enquire as occasionally it could be surprisingly expensive. How many of the leaseholders are in arrears for their service charge payments?

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