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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Newton Ferrers

I am under pressure from the owner of a property in Newton Ferrers to complete within four weeks. What can I do to expedite matters?

In the event that you are under a tight deadline to sign contracts it is advisable to make sure that your solicitor is familiar with the location as they will benefit local relationships and insight. It is possible that they may have handled otherhouses in the same neighbourhood. You would be best advised to use a Newton Ferrers conveyancing lawyer. Second, ensure that the conveyancing firm is on the member panel. It is believed that nearly one in five of Newton Ferrers conveyancing transactions are delayed or jeopardised after finding out that a buyer’s conveyancer was not on their banks list of approved solicitors. In many cases this discovery resulted in the buying process being delayed by an average of three weeks. It is believed that this issue impacts approximately 100,000 home moves annually. Most Newton Ferrers conveyancing practices can not act for certain mortgage companies so do check as early as possible.

A colleague advised me that where I am buying in Newton Ferrers I should ask my conveyancer to carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?

A search of this type is sometimes quoted for as part of the standard Newton Ferrers conveyancing searches. It is not a small document of about 40 pages, listing and setting out significant information about Newton Ferrers around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Newton Ferrers Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime details, Newton Ferrers Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data regarding Newton Ferrers.

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

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

In what way does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 impact my commercial premises in Newton Ferrers and how can your lawyers assist?

The 1954 Act gives a safeguard to commercial leaseholders, giving them the legal entitlement to make a request to court for a continuation of occupancy when the lease comes to an end. There are certain specified grounds where a landlord can refrain from granting a lease renewal and the rules are complex. We are happy to direct you to commercial conveyancing firms who use the act for protection and assist with commercial conveyancing in Newton Ferrers

Is there a distinction between surveying and conveyancing in Newton Ferrers?

Conveyancing - in Newton Ferrers or elsewhere - is the legal term given to transferring legal title of property from one person to another. It therefore includes the investigation of the title. Whether buying or selling, you should be aware of anything affecting the property such as proposals by government departments, illegal buildings, or outstanding rates. The conveyancer should conduct the appropriate searches and inquiries on the property. Surveying relates to the structure of a property itself. A surveyor will look at a house, flat and any outbuildings you’re purchasing and will help you discover the condition of the building and, if there are problems, give you leverage for negotiating the buying price down or asking the vendor to fix the defects before you move in.

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