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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Newquay

Do all mortgage companies provide you with an approved list of Newquay conveyancing solicitors? How do you know who is on the Co-operative conveyancing panel?

Newquay conveyancing firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Co-operative conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Co-operative directly.

I used Wolstenholmes a few years past for my conveyancing in Newquay. Now, I need my files however the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?

You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Newquay of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

How does conveyancing in Newquay differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Newquay come to us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is constructed. This is because builders in Newquay usually 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Newquay or who has acted in the same development.

I have recently realised that I have 62 years remaining on my flat in Newquay. I am keen to extend my lease but my freeholder is can not be found. What should I do?

On the basis that you meet the appropriate requirements, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the County Court for for permission to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be lengthened by the magistrate. You will be obliged to demonstrate that you have used your best endeavours to track down the freeholder. For most situations an enquiry agent should be useful to try and locate and to produce an expert document which can be used as evidence that the freeholder is indeed missing. It is advisable to get professional help from a conveyancer both on proving the landlord’s absence and the application to the County Court covering Newquay.

Newquay Leasehold Conveyancing - Sample of Questions you should consider Prior to Purchasing

    Is there a share of the freehold? Does the lease contain onerous restrictions? Please inform me if there are any major works on the horizon that will likely increase the maintenance fees?

I happen to be an executor of my recently deceased aunt’s Will, with a property in Newquay which is to be sold. The bungalow is unregistered at HMLR and I'm advised that many buyers solicitors will insist that it is done before they will proceed. What's the mechanism for this?

In the situation that you have set out it seems sensible to seek to register in the names of the personal representative(s) as named in the probate and in their capacity as PRs. The Land Registry’s online guidance explains how to register for the first time and what is required re the deeds and forms. You would need to include and certified copy of the probate as well and complete the form FR1 to refer to the PRs as the applicant.

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