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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Fowey

Can you explain why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Fowey costs more?

The conveyancing fees on a leasehold property in Fowey is often more expensive when contrasted to a freehold transaction. This is because there is an amount of supplemental work necessary in dealing with the freeholder and management company to collate the evidence about whether the rent and maintenance fee have been discharged and whether there are any significant expenditure in the near future on repairs or maintenance of the block.

My grandmother passed away last year and as sole heir and executor I was left the property in Fowey. The house had a small mortgage remaining of approximately £5k. I want to have the title changed into my name whilst I re-mortgage to Aldermore, pay off the mortgage. Is this allowed?

Where you intend to re-mortgage then Aldermore will require that you use a conveyancer on the Aldermore conveyancing panel. Here is link to the Land Registry online guidance around what to do when a property owner dies. This will help you to understand the registration process behind changing the details re the registered title. in your case it would appear that you are effectively purchasing the property from the estate. Your Aldermore conveyancing panel solicitor pays the new mortgage money into the estate, the estate pays off the old mortgage, the charge is released and you become the owner and the Aldermore mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.

How does conveyancing in Fowey differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Fowey contact us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is built. This is because developers in Fowey typically acquire the land, 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 Fowey or who has acted in the same development.

I have been on the look out for a flat up to £305k and found one round the corner in Fowey I like with amenity areas and transport links in the vicinity, however it only has 52 years on the lease. There is not much else in Fowey for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a lease with such few years left?

Should you require a home loan that many years will likely be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current owner has owned the property for at least twenty four months you could ask them to start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer about this.

I have just placed an offer on a leasehold flat in Fowey and the mortgage adviser that we are dealing with recommended his conveyancing practitioner. They quoted a thousand pounds excluding VAT and disbursements. Does this sound expensive?

Don't just go on 1 estimate. One should obtain like-for-like quotes for your conveyancing in Fowey. Then pick one that you are comfortable with and just as important, is on the approved panel of the mortgage company that you are sourcing your mortgage from.

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