My wife and I are soon to complete buying a property in Brixham but as a result of damage from the recent storms I have managed to agree compensation from the seller of three thousand pounds in the form of a reduction in the price. I had intended this to be addressed as part of the conveyancing process yet Coventry BS are not allowing this. Should they have been involved?
The solicitor being on the Coventry BS approved list is required to advise Coventry BS of any variations to the purchase price. If you prohibit your conveyancing practitioner to disclose the reduction to Coventry BS then they would have to discontinue acting for you. In addition, Coventry BS and you would have to appoint a new conveyancing practitioner for your conveyancing in Brixham.
Do conveyancers request money up-front when it comes to conveyancing in Brixham?
Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in Brixham your solicitor will request that you to provide them with funds to cover the the cost of the conveyancing searches. This will be the total of the cost of the Local Authority Search. If any down payment is as part of the total price then this will be required shortly prior to contracts are exchanged. Any further balance that is needed should be sent to your lawyer shortly before completion.
My wife and I buying a 3 bedroom semi in Brixham. We would like to carry out an extension to the side at the property.Will legal work on the property include checks to ascertain if these alterations are allowed?
Your solicitor should review the deeds as conveyancing in Brixham can occasionally identify restrictions in the title deeds which prohibit certain works or need the consent of a 3rd party. Many additions require local authority planning consent and approval in accordance building regulations. Some areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or affect extensions. It would be prudent to check these things with a surveyor before you commit yourself to a purchase.
How can we tell if a Brixham conveyancing solicitor on the Virgin Money panel is any good?
When it comes to conveyancing in Brixham getting recommendations is a good starting point. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one advertising the lowest fees. We would always advise that you speak with the lawyer carrying out your conveyancing.
I am currently in the process of buying my council flat in Brixham. I have a mortgage offer with UBS. Conveyancing is not something I have any knowledge of. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?
It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with UBS, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the UBS conveyancing panel.
I need some expedited conveyancing in Brixham as I am faced with a deadline to complete within 2 weeks. Fortunately I do not require a mortgage. Can I decline from having conveyancing searches to save fees and time?
If.Given you are are a mortgage free purchaser you are at liberty not to do searches although no law firm would recommend that you don't. With plenty of history conveyancing in Brixham the following are examples of issues that can be revealed and adversely affect the marketability of the property: Refused Planning Applications, Outstanding Charges, Outstanding Grants, Unadopted Roads,...
There are a lot of properties in Brixham on private lanes. We are buying one such property. Are there any advantages to purchasing a house on a privately owned road?
Brixham conveyancing lawyers will be used to dealing propertieson private. The conveyancing practitioner should review the title to find any rights or responsibilities. It is possible that there is a management company (wholly owned by residents) that residents pay into for the upkeep of the road. Where there is one, the road should be maintained and look nicer than council adopted.