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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Beaminster

The owners have rather assertive sellers who has suggested a preliminary contract with a non-refundable deposit 10k. Is it wise to enter into such agreements?

There are two main downsides with executing a lock out contract (occasionally termed a shut-out contract) is that it can distract from moving forward with the conveyancing transaction itself, so in the absence of it needing limited or no negotiation then it could transpire to be unhelpful. It is not particularly popular amongst Beaminster conveyancing lawyers as a result. The other main negative is the extent of the remedies available - an aggrieved purchaser is not likely to obtain an injunction to bar the vendor selling to a third party, so the only remedy available under the contract will be the reimbursement of wasted costs and, in rare situations, the additional payment of damages.

Do I need to pop into the offices of the solicitor to sign the mortgage deed? If so, I will appoint a lawyer who conducts conveyancing in Beaminster so that I can pop in to their offices when needed.

Most approved lawyers for mortgage companies undertake the vast majority of work through Royal Mail, internet or over phone calls. This means that they can undertake the legal work for your home move no matter where you live in England or Wales. However you can check if you can still book an appointment to visit conveyancing lawyer if you prefer.

I used Arc property Solicitors a few years ago for my conveyancing in Beaminster. I now require my papers however the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?

You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Beaminster of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

I'm refinancing my current house to a buy to let loan with Chelsea Building Society and I will use the ballance of the raised equity as a down payment on another house. The neighborhood we are looking at is Beaminster. Will your conveyancers be able to act for both sets of mortgage companies and tie in the two deals?

Do use our search tool on this site to check that the conveyancers are approved by both mortgage companies. Assuming that they are the lawyer should be able to simultaneously deal with the two deals but you should have a chat with you lawyer and make apparent your desired outcome and needs.

Can you provide any advice for leasehold conveyancing in Beaminster from the perspective of saving time on the sale process?

  • A significant proportion of the frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Beaminster can be reduced where you appoint lawyers as soon as your agents start marketing the property and ask them to put together the leasehold information needed by the purchasers’ solicitors.
  • Many freeholders or Management Companies in Beaminster levy fees for supplying management packs for a leasehold premises. You or your lawyers should discover the fee that they propose to charge. The management information sought on or before finding a buyer, thus accelerating the process. The average time it takes to obtain the necessary information is three weeks. It is the most common reason for delay in leasehold conveyancing in Beaminster. If you have the benefit of shareholding in the freehold, you should ensure that you are holding the original share certificate. Arranging a replacement share certificate is often a lengthy process and slows down many a Beaminster home move. If a reissued share certificate is needed, do contact the company officers or managing agents (if applicable) for this as soon as possible. If you have had conflict with your freeholder or managing agents it is very important that these are settled prior to the flat being put on the market. The purchasers and their solicitors will be reluctant to purchase a property where there is a current dispute. You will have to accept that you will have to pay any arrears of service charge or settle the dispute prior to the buyers completing the purchase. It is therefore preferable to have any dispute settled ahead of the contract papers being issued to the buyers’ solicitors. You will still have to reveal particulars of the dispute to the buyers, but it is better to reveal the dispute as historic as opposed to unsettled. In the event that you altered the property did you need the Landlord’s consent? In particular have you laid down wooden flooring? Most leases in Beaminster state that internal structural alterations or installing wooden flooring necessitate a licence issued by the Landlord acquiescing to such alterations. If you dont have the approvals to hand you should not contact the landlord without checking with your lawyer before hand.

I own a 1 bedroom flat in Beaminster, conveyancing was carried out in 1996. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Similar flats in Beaminster with a long lease are worth £185,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £65 levied per year. The lease ends on 21st October 2082

With just 61 years left to run the likely cost is going to be between £18,100 and £20,800 as well as professional fees.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure in the absence of detailed due diligence. You should not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt other issues that need to be considered and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not move forward based on this information before getting professional advice.

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