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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Cornwall

As someone with no idea as to conveyancing in Cornwall what’s your top tip you can give me concerning the home moving process in Cornwall

You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Cornwall and elsewhere in England and Wales is often a confrontational process. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there is an abundance of opportunity for friction between you and other parties involved in the legal transfer of property. E.g., the seller, selling agent and sometimes your bank. Appointing a law firm for your conveyancing in Cornwall is a critical decision as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONLY person in the transaction whose interest is to act in your legal interests and to keep you safe.

We are witnessing a distinct ongoing adversarial element to conveyancing- someone has to be at fault for the process taking so long. We recommend that you should always trust your lawyer ahead of all other players when it comes to the legal transfer of property.

About to purchase a new build flat in Cornwall. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.

Set out below are examples of a few leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Cornwall

    Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore.

Do I need to be concerned about estate agents that I am dealing with are suggesting an internet conveyancing firm rather than a local Cornwall conveyancing firm?

As with lots of service providers, often referrals from connections can be worth their weight in gold. Nevertheless there are numerous parties with a keen interest in a conveyancing matter; estate agents, mortgage brokers and banks might all recommend conveyancers to use. On occasion the conveyancers might be known to one of the organisations as one of the best in their field, but occasionally there is an underlying financial incentive behind the recommendation. You are free to appoint your preferred conveyancer. You need to be aware that most mortgage providers have an approved list of lawyers you are obliged to use for the mortgage related work in your home move.

Is it best to appoint a Cornwall conveyancing practitioner who is local to the property I am buying? An old friend can deal with the legal formalities but his firm is located 400miles away.

The primary upside of using a local Cornwall conveyancing practice is that you can visit the firm to execute documents, deliver your ID and pester them if necessary. They will also have local knowledge which is a bonus. However nothing is more important than finding someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If if people you trust instructed your friend and in the main were impressed that should trump using an unknown Cornwall conveyancing lawyer solely due to them being based in the area.

I am in need of some leasehold conveyancing in Cornwall. Before I set the wheels in motion I require certainty as to the remaining lease term.

If the lease is registered - and 99.9% are in Cornwall - then the leasehold title will always include the short particulars of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

I acquired a basement flat in Cornwall, conveyancing was carried out April 2012. Can you work out an approximate cost of a lease extension? Corresponding flats in Cornwall with a long lease are worth £181,000. The ground rent is £55 per annum. The lease terminates on 21st October 2070

With 51 years unexpired the likely cost is going to range between £30,400 and £35,200 as well as professional fees.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to provide a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive investigations. Do not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be additional concerns that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action based on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

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