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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bideford

Why would I instruct a Bideford conveyancing solicitors firm when national conveyancers are easier on the wallet?

Its a good idea to scrutinise conveyancing costs in Bideford and you should seek a competitive quote but don’t expend your energy hunting for the cheapest Bideford conveyancer. Locating the right conveyancer can be the distinction between a seamless and a frustrating move. You need to ensure that you have expert guidance from a trusted conveyancer. Emails can't take the place of a phone discussion and are no substitute for a face to face 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 personalised service that you are unlikely to received from an web based conveyancer. He or She will update you on any developments making sure that you are regularly updated. If you ever need to phone the firm you will know who to ask for and we'll ensure you are kept fully informed.

I am considering applying for a Co-operative mortgage for purchase of a newly converted (under development) in Bideford with 70% LTV. Is it compulsory to choose a solicitor on the conveyancing panel for Co-operative ?

There is nothing to stop you using your solicitor, but Co-operative will insist on their interests being represented by a firm on their conveyancing panel. There is greater potential for delays and confusion with an additional lawyer added to the mix, and it will undoubtedly be more expensive too.

Will my conveyancer be asking questions concerning flooding as part of the conveyancing in Bideford.

Flooding is a growing risk for solicitors carrying out conveyancing in Bideford. There are those who buy a house in Bideford, fully expectant that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, aside from the physical destruction, where a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, suitable building insurance, or sell the property. Steps can be carried out during the course of a property purchase to forewarn the buyer.

Lawyers are not qualified to impart advice on flood risk, however there are a various searches that may be undertaken by the buyer or by their solicitors which can give them a better understanding of the risks in Bideford. The standard property information forms sent to a buyer’s solicitor (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) includes a usual question of the owner to discover whether the premises has suffered from flooding. If the residence has been flooded in past which is not revealed by the seller, then a purchaser could issue a compensation claim as a result of such an incorrect response. The buyer’s solicitors should also order an environmental report. This should indicate if there is a recorded flood risk. If so, additional investigations should be carried out.

As co-executor for the estate of my grandmother I am disposing of a house in Monmouth but live in Bideford. My conveyancer (who is 250 miles from mehas requested that I execute a stat dec prior to completion. Can you recommend a conveyancing practitioner in Bideford to attest this legal document for me?

strictly speaking you are unlikely to be required to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily any notary public or qualified solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are based in Bideford

We expect to complete the sale of our £300,000 flat in Bideford in just under a week. The freeholder has quoted £324 for Landlord’s certificate, building insurance schedule and previous years statements of service charge. Is the landlord entitled to charge such fees for a flat conveyance in Bideford?

For the majority of leasehold sales in Bideford conveyancing will involve, queries regarding the management of a building inevitably needing to be answered directly by the freeholder or its agent, this includes :

    Completing pre-exchange questions Where consent is required before sale in Bideford Supplying insurance information Deeds of covenant upon sale Registering of the assignment of the change of lessee after a sale
Your solicitor will have no control over the level of the charges for this information but the average costs for the information for Bideford leasehold property is £350. For Bideford conveyancing transactions it is customary for the seller to pay for these costs. The landlord or their agents are under no legal obligation to answer such questions most will be willing to do so - albeit often at exorbitant prices where the fees bear little relation to the work involved. Unfortunately there is no law that requires fixed charges for administrative tasks. Neither is there any legal time frame by which they are obliged to supply answers.

I bought a 1st floor flat in Bideford, conveyancing was carried out in 2006. Can you work out an approximate cost of a lease extension? Comparable flats in Bideford with over 90 years remaining are worth £216,000. The ground rent is £50 invoiced annually. The lease ends on 21st October 2093

With 70 years left to run we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £9,500 and £11,000 as well as costs.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs without more comprehensive investigations. You should not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be other issues that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action placing reliance on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

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