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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bideford

My friend's brother is a solicitor. I hope that I can be offered preferential pricing for conveyancing, but if not, what kind of fees would I typically be looking at for conveyancing in Bideford?

You should compare pricing. Make use of our comparison tool on this site. You will notice that amounts seem to vary but the service one can expect are distinct between solicitors as is true with the vast majority of professional services.

Can the conveyancing solicitors identified via your search tool carry out conveyancing in Bideford by way of an attended exchange?

There are a few conveyancing specialists carrying out personalised exchanges. Do e-mail us to get a costs illustration and details as to availability.

My wife and I purchased a terraced Georgian property in Bideford. Conveyancing solicitor acted for me and Barclays Direct. I did a free Land Registry search last week and I saw two entries: the first freehold, the second leasehold under the matching address. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??

You need to review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Bideford and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they remortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also question the situation with your conveyancing lawyer who completed the work.

Taking into account that I am about to spend over three hundred thousand on 3 bedroom house in Bideford I wish to have a conversation with the lawyer concerning theconveyancing prior to appointing the firm. Is this something that you can arrange?

Absolutely - it is our preference to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you speaking to the lawyer who will be carrying out your conveyancing in Bideford.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - each client is an important person, not a matter number. The law firms that we put you in touch with believe that the fees you are provided with for your conveyancing in Bideford should be the amount on the final invoice that you end up paying.

All being well we will complete our sale of a £425,000 apartment in Bideford next week. The landlords agents has quoted £372 for Certificate of Compliance, insurance certificate and previous years service charge statements. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge such fees for a flat conveyance in Bideford?

Bideford conveyancing on leasehold apartments typically results in fees being levied by landlords agents :

    Addressing pre-contract questions Where consent is required before sale in Bideford Copies of the building insurance and schedule 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 premises 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 required to provide the information.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Bideford - Sample of Queries before Purchasing

    The answer will be important as a) areas may result in problems for the block as the communal areas may begin to deteriorate if services are not paid for b) if the leaseholders have an issue with the managing agents you will want to have all the details Its a good idea to discover as much as you can about the company managing the block as they will either make living at the property much simpler or much more difficult. Being a leasehold owner you will be in the clutches of the managing agents from a financial perspective and when it comes to every day issues like the upkeep of the common parts. Enquire of prospective neighbours what they think of them. In conclusion, be sure you discover the dates that the service charges are due to the managing agents and specifically what you get for your money. How is the lease structured?

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