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Ready to buy a new home in Honiton? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Honiton home move at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Honiton

I am planning on selling our home in Honiton and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a risk of it being built land that was not decontaminated. Any high street Honiton lawyer would know that there is no such problem. For the life of me I don't know why the buyers instructed a national conveyancing firm as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Honiton. We have lived in Honiton for 4 years we know of no issue. Should we get in touch with our local Authority to obtain clarification need.

It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing solicitor already. Are they able to advise? You should check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same sickness)

How does conveyancing in Honiton differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Honiton come to us having been asked by the seller to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is constructed. This is because house builders in Honiton typically acquire 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 Honiton or who has acted in the same development.

I was recommended by three or four local selling agents in Honiton to find a property lawyer using your seach tool. Is there a financial advantage for Estate Agents to recommend your lawyers ahead of a competitor’s?

We refuse to give any financial incentive for pointing buyers and sellers to this site. We found it would be just too difficult to pay a commission because members of the public would think, ‘Why is the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not receiving any benefit too?’ So we decided to step away from that.

We are 18 days into a residential purchase having been referred to a firm by the high street agent to execute conveyancing in Honiton. We are not happy. Could you you assist me in finding new solicitors?

A lawyer would have to be really poor to suggest replacing them. Has the loan offer been issued? In the event that it has you must inform them of the new contact details and have the offer are issued to the new lawyers. Your solicitor ideally should be on the lenders panel to avoid supplemental costs and complications. That should be your starting point. Our find a solicitor tool should assist you in finding a lender approved lawyer for your conveyancing in Honiton

I am hoping to put an offer on a small detached house that seems to meet my requirements, at a great figure which is making it more attractive. I have just found out that the title is leasehold as opposed to freehold. I would have thought that there are issues buying a house with a leasehold title in Honiton. Conveyancing advisers have are about to be instructed. Will they explain the issues?

The majority of houses in Honiton are freehold rather than leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local conveyancer who is familiar with the area who can assist with the conveyancing process. It is clear that you are buying in Honiton so you should seriously consider looking for a Honiton conveyancing solicitor and be sure that they are used to dealing with leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the number of years remaining. Being a lessee you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want to the property. The lease will likely included provisions for example obtaining the freeholder’sconsent to conduct alterations. You may also be required to pay a contribution towards the upkeep of the communal areas where the property is located on an estate. Your conveyancer should report to you on the legal implications.

I inherited a basement flat in Honiton, conveyancing having been completed 7 years ago. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Equivalent properties in Honiton with an extended lease are worth £197,000. The ground rent is £55 yearly. The lease terminates on 21st October 2078

With only 54 years remaining on your lease we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £32,300 and £37,400 as well as professional fees.

The figure above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure in the absence of detailed due diligence. Do not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt other concerns that need to be considered and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action placing reliance on this information before getting professional advice.

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