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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Salcombe

Our grandson is in the process of securing a newly built flat in Salcombe with a mortgage from Co-operative. His conveyancer has said that there is a delay in completing the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. Who needs to receive the form?

The form is intended to provide information to the main parties engaged in the transaction. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the Co-operative conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the surveyor when requested. The developer will be required to start the process by downloading the form and completing it. The form will therefore need to be available for the valuer at the time of his or her site visit. The form should be sent to the Co-operative conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.

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

The conveyancing charges on a leasehold premises in Salcombe is inevitably higher when contrasted to a freehold residence. This is due to the supplemental investigations necessary in communicating with the freeholder and management company to obtain evidence about whether the rent and service fee have been discharged and whether there are any large sums expected to be spent in the foreseeable future on repairs or maintenance of the block.

Should commercial conveyancing searches reveal proposed roadworks that may impact a commercial premises in Salcombe?

Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in Salcombe will execute a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers spend in looking into accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Salcombe. The search result sets out definitive data on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Salcombe.

For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Salcombe it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been addressed adequately can result in delays to Salcombe commercial conveyancing transactions as well as pose a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not ordered for residential conveyancing in Salcombe.

I used Arc property Solicitors a few years past for my conveyancing in Salcombe. I now require my papers but the law firm has closed. What do I do?

Do contact 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 Salcombe 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.

I've found a house that appears to meet my requirements, at a great price which is making it all the more appealing. I have since found out that the title is leasehold rather than freehold. I am assuming that there are issues buying a house with a leasehold title in Salcombe. Conveyancing advisers have not yet been appointed. Will my lawyers set out the risks of buying a leasehold house in Salcombe ?

The majority of houses in Salcombe are freehold and not leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local conveyancer used to dealing with such properties who can assist with the conveyancing process. It is clear that you are buying in Salcombe in which case you should be shopping around for a Salcombe conveyancing solicitor and check that they have experience in transacting on leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the number of years remaining. Being a lessee you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want with the house. The lease will likely included provisions such as obtaining the freeholder’spermission to conduct alterations. It may be necessary to pay a maintenance charge towards the maintenance of the communal areas where the property is part of an estate. Your solicitor will appraise you on the various issues.

I purchased a basement flat in Salcombe, conveyancing having been completed 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 Salcombe with a long lease are worth £191,000. The ground rent is £55 levied per year. The lease comes to an end on 21st October 2074

With 53 years remaining on your lease we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £27,600 and £31,800 as well as plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs without more comprehensive investigations. You should not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt additional concerns that need to be considered and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action based on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

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