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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Brixham

I have given 8 weeks notice to my current landlord and must vacate my let out flat in Brixham by 19/11/2021. Conveyancing for my house purchase is progressing. How realistic is it to complete in three weeks as don't want to have to find temporary accommodation?

Generally one should not provide notice on a rental unless exchange of contracts has taken place. Assuming that you have not already done so, notify to your solicitor and ask them to they apply pressure on the sellers solicitors, try to an acceptable time-line that all parties will aim to achieve

I purchased a freehold residence in Brixham but still charged rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in Brixham and has limited impact for conveyancing in Brixham but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges date back many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the generation of new rentcharges post 1977.

Old rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence in 2037 will be dispensed with completely.

My fiance and I wish to acquire a 1 bedroom apartment in Brixham with a loan from Chelsea Building Society.We would like to retain our Brixham conveyancing solicitor but Chelsea Building Society advised that he's not on their approved list of member firms. We have to appoint a Chelsea Building Society panel lawyer or keep our preferred solicitor and fork out for one of their panel ones to act for them. This seems very unfair; is there anything we can do?

Unfortunately,no. The home loan issued to you is subject to its various provisions, a common one being that lawyers must be on the Chelsea Building Society conveyancing panel. Until recently, most banks had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. A further alternative is for your solicitors to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for Chelsea Building Society

I need some fast conveyancing in Brixham as I am under pressure to complete in less than 4 weeks. Luckily I do not need a mortgage. Can I escape the need for conveyancing searches to save money and time?

If.Given you are not taking a mortgage you are at liberty not to have searches conducted although no solicitor would suggest that you don't. With plenty of history conveyancing in Brixham the following are examples of issues that can be revealed and adversely affect future mortgageability: Refused Planning Applications, Overdue Fees, Outstanding Grants, Railway Schemes,...

I've found a house that appears to be perfect, at a great figure which is making it all the more appealing. I have subsequently found out that it's a leasehold rather than freehold. I would have thought that there are issues buying a leasehold house in Brixham. Conveyancing solicitors have not yet been instructed. Will my lawyers set out the implications of buying a leasehold house in Brixham ?

Most houses in Brixham are freehold rather than leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local conveyancer who is familiar with the area who can help the conveyancing process. It is clear that you are purchasing in Brixham in which case you should be looking for a Brixham conveyancing solicitor and check that they have experience in transacting on leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the number of years remaining. Being a lessee you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want with the house. The lease comes with conditions for example obtaining the freeholder’sconsent to carry out alterations. You may also be required to pay a service charge towards the maintenance of the estate where the property is located on an estate. Your solicitor will report to you on the legal implications.

Brixham Leasehold Conveyancing - Sample of Questions you should consider Prior to Purchasing

    Most Brixham leasehold apartments will have a service charge for maintenance of the building invoiced on behalf of the management company. If you purchase the flat you will have to meet this contribution, normally in instalments accross the year. This may be anything from several hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for large purpose-built buildings. In all likelihood there will be a rentcharge to be met annual, this is usually not a significant figure, say around £25-£75 but you need to enquire as sometimes it can be many hundreds of pounds. The answer will be useful as a) areas could result in problems in the block as the communal areas may begin to deteriorate if maintenance remain unpaid b) if the leaseholders have a dispute with the running of the building you will wish to know about it Who takes responsibility for maintaining and repairing the building?

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