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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Salcombe

Would the conveyancing solicitors that you recommend execute auction conveyancing in Salcombe?

There are a few niche practitioners we can put you in touch with those who can conduct auction conveyancing. Salcombe is just one of our areas of where our lawyers are based.

I am assisting my mother sell her property in Salcombe. Will the solicitor order an EPC or do I organise this?

Following the demise of Home Packs, energy assessments was maintained a required part of selling a property. An EPC must be to hand before the property is marketed. It is not as aspect of the sale process that conveyancers normally organise. Where you are using a Salcombe conveyancing practitioner they may be able to arrange EPC’s given their contacts with reputable Salcombe accredited person

Forgive me if this question is silly but I am unexperienced as FTB of a ground floor flat in Salcombe. Do I receive the keys to the premises on the completion date from my solicitor? If this is the case, I will use a local conveyancing solicitor in Salcombe?

On the day of completion you do not need to go to the conveyancers office in Salcombe. Conveyancing lawyers for you will transfer the purchase money to the seller's solicitors, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you will be invited to collect the keys from the Estate Agents and move into your new home. This tends to happen early afternoon.

After shopping around on the internet I have found a Salcombe lawyer having made sure that they are on the Skipton conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property?

Skipton will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Skipton will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. Your property lawyer will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Salcombe postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Skipton, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Salcombe.

I have been told that property searches are the number one reason for delay in Salcombe house deals. Is this right?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) published determinations of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature within the most frequent causes of delays during the legal transfer of property. Local searches are not likely to feature in any holding up conveyancing in Salcombe.

I am using a search engine for the term conveyancing in Salcombe it shows results of many property lawyersin the area. With so much choice what is the best way to find the suitable conveyancer for the sale of my house?

The best way of seeking the right conveyancer is via personal referral, so seek the opinion of friends and those you trust who have purchased a property in Salcombe or a local estate agent or financial adviser. Fees for conveyancing in Salcombe vary, so it's advisable to obtain at least three fee calculations from different property lawyers. Be sure to obtain confirmation that the fees are fixed.

There are a lot of houses in Salcombe on private roads. We are buying such a house. What would be the advantages and disadvantages of purchasing a residence on a privately owned road?

Salcombe conveyancing lawyers will be used to conveyancing homeson private. Your conveyancer will investigate Land Registry data to identify any rights or liabilities. It is possible that there is a residents association that owners pay into to maintain the road. If there is one, the road will likely be maintained and look nicer than council adopted.

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