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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Newton Abbot

My husband and I are looking to purchase a property in Newton Abbot and are in fact using a Newton Abbot conveyancing firm. Within the last couple of days our property lawyer has forwarded the sale agreement to be signed with a detailed report in anticipation of exchanging contracts shortly. Accord Mortgages Ltd have this afternoon contacted us to inform me that there is now an issue as our Newton Abbot conveyancer is not on their conveyancing panel. Is this a problem?

If you are buying a property with the assistance of a mortgage it is normal for the purchasers' lawyers to also represent the mortgage company. In order to act for a bank or building society a law firm has to be on that lender's conveyancing panel. An application has to be made by the law firm to the lender to become a member of the lender's panel and there are increasingly strict criteria which the firm has to satisfy and indeed some lenders now require their panel members to be part of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme. Your property lawyer should contact your bank and see if they can apply for membership of their conveyancing panel, but if that is not viable they will instruct their own lawyers to represent them. You don't have to instruct a firm on the lender’s conveyancing panel and you may continue to use your own Newton Abbot solicitors, in which case your legal fees may increase, and it may delay matters as you are adding another lawyer into the mix.

Do the conveyancing solicitors highlighted through your search app handle right to buy conveyancing in Newton Abbot?

We do have numerous conveyancing conveyancers who can handle right to buy transactions Please get in touch with the lawyers listed in order to get a conveyancing quote.

How does conveyancing in Newton Abbot differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Newton Abbot come to us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is completed. This is because builders in Newton Abbot typically buy 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Newton Abbot or who has acted in the same development.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I have offered on last month in what was supposed to be a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Newton Abbot is where the house is located. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Newton Abbot are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Newton Abbot you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Newton Abbot may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.

Having had my offer accepted I require leasehold conveyancing in Newton Abbot. Before I set the wheels in motion I require certainty as to the number of years remaining on the lease.

If the lease is registered - and most are in Newton Abbot - then the leasehold title will always include the basic details of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

I purchased a 2 bed flat in Newton Abbot, conveyancing was carried out half a dozen years ago. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Equivalent flats in Newton Abbot with an extended lease are worth £227,000. The ground rent is £50 charged once a year. The lease terminates on 21st October 2091

You have 72 years remaining on your lease the likely cost is going to span between £9,500 and £11,000 plus plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The figure above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to advice on a more accurate figure without more comprehensive due diligence. You should not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other concerns that need to be considered and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action placing reliance on this information without first getting professional advice.

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