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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Broadclyst

As someone not used to conveyancing in Broadclyst what is your top tip you can give me concerning the legal transfer of property in Broadclyst

Not many law firms shout this from the rooftops but conveyancing in Broadclyst and elsewhere in Devon is often a confrontational experience. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there exists an abundance of room for conflict between you and others involved in the legal transfer of property. E.g., the vendor, estate agent and even potentially a lender. Selecting a law firm for your conveyancing in Broadclyst is a critical decision as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the SOLE party in the transaction whose interest is to protect your legal interests and to protect you.

There is a worrying ongoing adversarial element to conveyancing- someone has to be at fault for the process taking so long. You your first instinct should be to trust your solicitor ahead of the other parties when it comes to the legal assignment of property.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified as part of conveyancing in Broadclyst?

Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Broadclyst. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

I'm refinancing my existing home to a buy to let loan with Barnsley Building Society and I will use the ballance of the raised equity towards a second property. The area we are looking at is Broadclyst. Will your solicitors be able to act for both sets of mortgage companies and tie in the transactions?

Make use of our comparison tool on this page to be sure that the conveyancers are on the appropriate lender panels. Having checked that they are the lawyer should be able to tie up the two transactions but you should have a chat with you lawyer and make clear your expectations and needs.

I am looking at a couple of apartments in Broadclyst both have approximately 50 years remaining on the leases. should I be concerned?

There are no two ways about it. A leasehold flat in Broadclyst is a deteriorating asset as a result of the reducing lease term. The nearer the lease gets to its expiry date, the more it reduces the marketability of the property. The majority of purchasers and lenders, leases with under eighty years become less and less marketable. On a more positive note, leaseholders can extend their leases by serving a Section 42 Notice. One stipulation is that they must have owned the property for two years (unlike a Section 13 notice for purchasing the freehold, when leaseholders can participate from day one of ownership). When successful, they will have the right to an extension of 90 years to the current term and ground rent is effectively reduced to zero. Before moving forward with a purchase of a residence with a short lease term remaining you should talk to a solicitor specialising in lease extensions and leasehold enfranchisement. We are are happy to put you in touch with Broadclyst conveyancing experts who will explain the options available to you during an initial telephone conversation free of charge. More often than not it is possible to negotiate informally with the freeholder to extend the lease. They may agree to a smaller lump sum and an increase in the ground rent, but to shorter extension terms in return. You need to ensure that any new terms represent good long-term value compared with the standard benefits of the Section 42 Notice and that onerous clauses are not inserted into any redrafting of the lease.

I inherited a split level flat in Broadclyst, conveyancing having been completed in 1996. How much will my lease extension cost? Comparable properties in Broadclyst with a long lease are worth £185,000. The ground rent is £65 charged once a year. The lease terminates on 21st October 2078

With only 60 years remaining on your lease the likely cost is going to range between £20,000 and £23,000 as well as legals.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to provide a more accurate figure without more detailed investigations. You should not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other concerns that need to be considered and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward placing reliance on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

I pay a service charge for my appartment in Broadclyst. As a result of personal circumstances I slipped into arrears with remittance. I negotiated a settlement schedule but there is still two currently outstanding.

I want to sell and I am worried this will hold me back if I have to pay off the amount due first. Do I have to settle before - is this possible?

It would be wise to clarify with the conveyancing practitioner conducting your Broadclyst conveyancing but one option may be to agree for the debt to be attributed to the buyers. The purchase price payable would be adjusted to reflect the amount of debt they take on. They would then discharge the arrears following completion of the sale.

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