Do lawyers request money on account for conveyancing in Braunton?
If you are buying a property in Braunton your lawyer will ask you put them with funds to cover the search fees. This will be the total of the cost of the conveyancing searches. If any deposit is as part of the purchase price then this should be needed immediately before exchange of contracts. Any further balance that is due should be transferred a couple of days ahead of the completion date.
We are expecting a mortgage offer soon. The bank mentioned the mortgage came with free conveyancing. Does this mean I have to appoint their panel conveyancer as I would much rather appoint a Braunton based conveyancing firm?
You should check but the chances are that appoint one of their panel solicitors should you take up the "fee-free" incentive. Contact the mortgage company to check if they offer you a monetary alternative. In the past a few lenders offered a £250 cashback as a further option in which case that money can go towards your preferred conveyancing solicitor near Braunton.
A colleague suggested that if I am buying in Braunton I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?
This is a search is occasionally quoted for as part of the standard Braunton conveyancing searches. It is a large document of about 40 pages, listing and detailing important information about Braunton around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Braunton Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime details, Braunton Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information regarding Braunton.
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what should have been a quick, chain free conveyancing. Braunton is the location of the property. What do you suggest?
Flying freeholds in Braunton are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Braunton you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds diligently. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Braunton may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.
How does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 affect my business property in Braunton and how can you help?
The 1954 Act gives security of tenure to business lessees, granting the a statutory right to apply to court for a continuation of occupancy when the lease reaches an end. There are limited grounds where a landlord can refuse a lease renewal and the rules are involved. We are happy to direct you to commercial conveyancing firms who use the act to your advantage and assist with commercial conveyancing in Braunton