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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Beaworthy

Why would one appoint a Beaworthy conveyancing practice when web based alternatives are so much cheaper?

By all means make sure that you get 2 or 3 like-for-like quotes for conveyancing costs in Beaworthy and you should seek an affordable quote but don’t become consumed with hunting for the cheapest Beaworthy conveyancer. Finding the right conveyancer can be the distinction between a seamless and a frustrating house move. You need to ensure that you have expert advice from a trusted solicitor. Emails can't be as helpful as a telephone call and are no substitute for a one to one meeting. The firms that we work with will allocate you a qualified and trusted conveyancing solicitor that will handle your conveyancing from start to finish, providing a level of hand holding that you rarely receive from an web based conveyancer. Our lawyers will update you as to headway and keep you informed. Should you need to contact the office you will be sure who you need to speak to and we'll endeavour to make sure that you're not left wondering what's going on.

Would the conveyancing practitioners that you recommend handle auction conveyancing in Beaworthy?

There are a number of niche solicitors we can put you in touch with those who can conduct auction conveyancing. Beaworthy is just one of our locations where our lawyers have offices.

How does conveyancing in Beaworthy differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Beaworthy contact us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is built. This is because builders in Beaworthy usually acquire the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Beaworthy or who has acted in the same development.

I've recently bought a leasehold flat in Beaworthy. Am I liable to pay service charges for periods before my ownership?

In a situation where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous owner and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. Strange as it may seem, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to be sure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

Beaworthy Leasehold Conveyancing - A selection of Questions you should ask before Purchasing

    Does the lease include onerous restrictions? The majority of Beaworthy leasehold flats will have a service charge for the upkeep of the building set on behalf of the freeholder. Should you buy the flat you will have to meet this amount, usually periodically accross the year. This can differ from several hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for blocks with lifts and large communal areas. In all probability there will be a rentcharge to be met yearly, this is usually not a large figure, say approximately £25-£75 but you need to check as sometimes it could be many hundreds of pounds. Make sure you discover if the the lease contains any onerous restrictions in the lease. For instance some leases prohibit pets being allowed in certain buildings in Beaworthy. If you love the apartmentin Beaworthy yet your cat can’t make the move with you then you will be faced difficult compromise.

We are considering instructing an online solicitor rather than a Beaworthy conveyancing practice. Any advice?

There are advantages of being able to pop in to a local Beaworthy conveyancing solicitor for example

  • signing papers on short notice
  • having one on one explanations of things you don't understand
  • the ability to raise concerns if things go pear-shaped

When comparing quotes, look out for hidden extras. The majority decent Beaworthy high street solicitors give an all-inclusive price. Many online agents seem to offer low cost fees, but have hidden 'extras' in the in the terms and conditions.

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