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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Braunton

I opted for a high street firm for my conveyancing in Braunton recently. Reviewing the fine print I notewe are liable for charges even where the conveyance does not complete. Should I ditch them and select an internet solicitor practice who offer no-sale-no-fee conveyancing in Braunton?

Generally there is a concession along the lines that if "No Completion No Fee" is offered then the fee levels will tend to be be higher to offset those cases that fail to complete. You should be mindful that these arrangements tend not to protect you from expenses such as Braunton conveyancing search fees.

Do I need to pop into the offices of the solicitor to sign the legal charge? If so, I will instruct a firm who offer conveyancing in Braunton so that I can pop in to their offices when needed.

As opposed to ten years ago, the vast majority banks no longer require their conveyancing panel solicitor to witness the borrowers signature. It will still be necessary for you to supply ID documents and there are still distinct advantages to instructing a locally based ayer, in your situation a conveyancing solicitor in Braunton.

Should our lawyer be raising questions regarding flooding during the conveyancing in Braunton.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for conveyancers specialising in conveyancing in Braunton. Some people will purchase a property in Braunton, fully aware that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, leaving to one side the physical destruction, where a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, adequate building insurance, or sell the property. There are steps that can be taken as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.

Conveyancers are not qualified to offer advice on flood risk, however there are a various searches that may be carried out by the purchaser or on a buyer’s behalf which should figure out the risks in Braunton. The conventional set of completed inquiry forms given to a purchaser’s solicitor (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) incorporates a standard inquiry of the vendor to find out whether the property has ever been flooded. If the premises has been flooded in past and is not notified by the vendor, then a purchaser may issue a legal claim for losses as a result of such an incorrect reply. A purchaser’s lawyers will also carry out an environmental report. This should reveal if there is any known flood risk. If so, more detailed investigations will need to be made.

My partner and I may need to rent out our Braunton garden flat temporarily due to a new job. We used a Braunton conveyancing firm in 2001 but they have closed and we did not have the foresight to seek any advice as to whether the lease prohibits the subletting of the flat. How do we find out?

Notwithstanding that your previous Braunton conveyancing solicitor is no longer available you can review your lease to see if you are permitted to let out the premises. The rule is that if the lease is non-specific, subletting is allowed. Quite often there is a prerequisite that you must obtain consent via your landlord or other appropriate person before subletting. This means that you cannot sublet without first obtaining permission. Such consent is not allowed to be unreasonably withheld. If the lease does not allow you to sublet you should ask your landlord if they are willing to waive this restriction.

I invested in buying a studio flat in Braunton, conveyancing was carried out half a dozen years ago. Can you please calculate a probable premium for a statutory lease extension? Corresponding flats in Braunton with a long lease are worth £186,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £55 charged once a year. The lease comes to an end on 21st October 2073

You have 52 years remaining on your lease the likely cost is going to range between £29,500 and £34,000 plus legals.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive investigations. You should not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt additional concerns that need to be considered and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward placing reliance on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

My wife and I are buying a 2 bedroom flat in Braunton. At the time of instructing our conveyancer, they told us that they were on all major UK mortgage company panels. Our financial adviser contacted us yesterday to advise that they don't seem to be on the Lloyds approved list. Were it to be true, what should we do? Do we simply choose a different solicitor that is on their approved list or should we cover the costs for dual representation, with Lloyds appointing their own preferred solicitor.

When acquiring a property with the benefit of a mortgage it is normal for the purchaser’s solicitors to also represent the purchaser's lender. In order to act for a bank or building society a property lawyer has to be on that lender's conveyancing panel. An application has to be made by the lawyer to the lender to become a member of the lender's panel and there are increasingly strict criteria which the lawyer has to meet. Some lenders now require their panel firms to be part of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme. Your solicitor should contact Lloyds and see if they can apply for membership of their conveyancing panel, but if that is not viable they will instruct their own lawyers to represent them. You are not legally obliged to appoint a law firm on Lloyds's conveyancing panel and you may continue to use your own Braunton solicitors, in which case your legal fees may increase, and it may delay matters as you have another set of people involved.

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