The deeds to our property are lost. The conveyancers who did the conveyancing in Exeter 4 years ago are no longer around. What are my next steps?
These day there are copies made of almost everything, and your conveyancer should know precisely where to locate all the relevant paperwork so you may buy or dispose of your house without a hitch. Where duplicates are not available, your solicitor may be able to arrange cover in the form of insurance or indemnities against possible claims on the property.
Due to the encouragement of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Exeter in advance of instructing conveyancers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. My surveyor advised that some lenders may not grant a loan on a flying freehold house.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Santander has different requirements for example to Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to telephone us we can check via the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Exeter. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Exeter especially if they regularly deal with such properties in Exeter.
I am looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Exeter for my home move. Can I review a solicitor's record with the profession’s regulator?
You can see documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations stemming from investigations commenced on or after Jan 2008. Go to Check a solicitor's record. To find details about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a solicitors history, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. International callers, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA may recorded telephone calls for training reasons.
Estate agents have just been given the go-ahead to market my basement flat in Exeter. Conveyancing is yet to be initiated, however I have recently had a half-yearly maintenance charge invoice – what should I do?
Your conveyancing lawyer is likely to suggest that you should clear the invoice as normal because all rents and service charges will be allotted as part of the financial calculations for completion monies, so you will be reimbursed by the purchaser for the period running from after the completion date to the subsequent invoice date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer unless the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. Having a clear account will assist your cause and will leave you no worse off financially.
Exeter Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Examples of Queries before Purchasing
Does the lease contain onerous restrictions? Best to be warned whether changing the roof or some other significant cost is pending that will be shared between the leaseholders and could well materially impact the level of the maintenance fees or necessitate a one time invoice.
How do I find a Exeter conveyancing solicitor on the lender conveyancing panel? I have a car and am prepared to travel up to 25miles to meet the lawyer.
Feel free to make use of the find a conveyancing panel tool on this page. Please choose the lender and your location, in this case Exeter and you will see a number of lawyer located nearest Exeter. Alternatively you can type in the name of your proposed law firm and see if they are listed as being on the lender solicitor panel.