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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Calstock

Is there a reason to appoint a Calstock conveyancing solicitors firm when web based conveyancers are so much cheaper?

To take your time to find shop around for conveyancing costs in Calstock and you should seek a reasonable fee calculation but don’t waste your energy looking for the cheapest Calstock conveyancer. Finding the right conveyancer can be the difference between a smooth and a distressing house move. It is important that you ensure that you have expert guidance from a trusted solicitor. An e-mail can never be as helpful as a telephone conversation and can never replicate a face to face appointment. Our partner firms will find you a qualified and top rated conveyancing solicitor who can deal with your conveyancing from from the outset to completion, giving the sort of hand holding that you will never get with an internet conveyancer. Our lawyers will inform you on progress making sure that you are never in the dark. If you ever need to contact the office you will be sure who to ask for and we'll ensure you're not left wondering what's going on.

We are about to exchange contracts for a semi detached house in Calstock. We encountered a stumbling block. Our loan offer with Virgin Money expires on 5/8/2024 but the sellers are insisting on a completion date of 7/8/2024. Is it possible to extend the mortgage offer?

The person best placed to deal with your issue is your lawyer who should determine if they better off negotiating with the mortgage broker, seller’s representatives, estate agents or conceivably all three given the history of your conveyancing to date.

I decided to have a survey completed on a property in Calstock prior to appointing solicitors. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold element to the property. The surveyor has said that some banks may not grant a mortgage on a flying freehold premises.

It varies from the lender to lender. Bank of Scotland has different requirements for example to Nationwide. Should you wish to telephone us we can look into this further with the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Calstock. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Calstock especially if they are familiar with such properties in Calstock.

Do you have any top tips for leasehold conveyancing in Calstock from the point of view of speeding up the sale process?

  • A significant proportion of the delay in leasehold conveyancing in Calstock can be avoided where you appoint lawyers the minute your agents start advertising the property and ask them to put together the leasehold information needed by the buyers’ conveyancers.
  • If you have carried out any alterations to the property would they have required Landlord’s approval? Have you, for example installed wooden flooring? Calstock leases often stipulate that internal structural alterations or addition of wooden flooring necessitate a licence issued by the Landlord consenting to such works. Where you dont have the approvals in place do not communicate with the landlord without contacting your lawyer before hand. If you hold a share in a the freehold, you should make sure that you are holding the original share certificate. Obtaining a re-issued share certificate is often a time consuming process and slows down many a Calstock conveyancing transaction. If a reissued share certificate is needed, do contact the company officers or managing agents (if relevant) for this at the earliest opportunity. You may think that you are aware of the number of years remaining on your lease but it would be wise to double-check via your conveyancers. A buyer’s lawyer will be unlikely to recommend their client to where the remaining number of years is below 80 years. It is therefore essential at an early stage that you identify whether the lease term requires a lease extension. If it does, contact your solicitors before you put your home on the market for sale. If there is a history of conflict with your freeholder or managing agents it is essential that these are settled before the property is marketed. The buyers and their solicitors will be concerned about purchasing a property where a dispute is ongoing. You may need to swallow your pride and pay any arrears of service charge or settle the dispute prior to the buyers completing the purchase. It is therefore preferable to have any dispute settled ahead of the contract papers being issued to the buyers’ solicitors. You are still duty bound to disclose details of the dispute to the buyers, but it is clearly preferable to reveal the dispute as over as opposed to ongoing.

I purchased a basement flat in Calstock, conveyancing was carried out half a dozen years ago. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Corresponding properties in Calstock with over 90 years remaining are worth £180,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £65 charged once a year. The lease ends on 21st October 2082

With just 58 years remaining on your lease we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £22,800 and £26,400 plus professional fees.

The figure above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to provide the actual costs without more detailed due diligence. You should not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be additional issues that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward based on this information without first getting professional advice.

I'm selling a property in Calstock. I have found my conveyancer's company on the CLC list, but I can't find my lawyer's name on the list. Should I be concerned?

Not every individual in the company must be listed by the regulator. Provided there is a manager qualified to 'oversee' the conveyancing, the actual day-to-day activity can be undertaken by unqualified staff.

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