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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Falmouth

Would the conveyancing lawyers identified via your search tool execute attended exchange conveyancing in Falmouth?

We do have a number of conveyancing experts carrying out attended exchanges. Do contact us to receive a costs illustration and details as to dates.

We are purchasing a house in Falmouth. I might seem paranoid but how we can trust a solicitor? On completion day we have to deposit our life savings into their account. What protection do we have from them run away with our money?

Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.

Is it the case that all Falmouth CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors are on the Nationwide conveyancing list of approved firms?

It is true that some lenders now make use of CQS as the starting point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS accreditation however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. Nevertheless,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitor practices wishing to join their panels.

Planning on purchasing a house in Falmouth. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Lender if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Nottingham conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.

They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Falmouth conveyancer is on the Nottingham conveyancing panel.

Various internet forums that I have come across warn that are a common reason for stalling in Falmouth conveyancing transactions. Is there any truth in this?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) published conclusions of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature within the common causes of delays during the legal transfer of property. Searches are unlikely to be the root cause of holding up conveyancing in Falmouth.

How does conveyancing in Falmouth differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Falmouth approach us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is finished. This is because house builders in Falmouth tend to purchase the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Falmouth or who has acted in the same development.

We expect to complete the sale of our £225,000 garden flat in Falmouth in just under a week. The managing agents has quoted £312 for Certificate of Compliance, building insurance schedule and previous years statements of service charge. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge such fees for a flat conveyance in Falmouth?

Falmouth conveyancing on leasehold flats often involves the purchaser’s solicitor submitting questions for the landlord to answer. Although the landlord is not legally bound to answer these enquiries the majority will be willing to do so. They are entitled to invoice a reasonable administration fee for responding to questions or supplying documentation. There is no set fee. The average fee for the information that you are referring to is over three hundred pounds, in some cases it is above £800. The management information fee demanded by the landlord must be sent together with a summary of rights and obligations in respect of administration fees, otherwise the charge is technically not due. Reality however dictates that one has little option but to pay whatever is requested of you should you wish to complete the sale of your home.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Falmouth - Sample of Questions you should ask before Purchasing

    How much is the annual maintenance fee and ground rent? Who are the managing agents? The majority of Falmouth leasehold apartments will have a service charge for the upkeep of the block invoiced by the freeholder. Where you buy the property you will have to meet this contribution, normally in instalments during the year. This may differ from a couple of hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for buildings with lifts and large communal areas. In all probability there will be a ground rent for you to pay annual, ordinarily this is not a exorbitant amount, say about £50-£100 but you need to enquire as occasionally it can be many hundreds of pounds.

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