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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Shepton Mallet

My best friend’s mother is a conveyancer. I am hopeful that I will be offered friends and family pricing for conveyancing, but if not, what kind of costs should I be expecting for conveyancing in Shepton Mallet?

It’s advisable to request two or three conveyancing estimates. Do use our comparison tool on this site. The charges do vary but service levels do differ between property lawyers as is true with the vast majority of professional services.

My wife and I are buying a flat in Shepton Mallet. I might seem paranoid but how we can trust a solicitor? On the day of competition we have to deposit money into their account. What is the protection we have from them run away with our monies?

Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.

I am assisting my step-mother sell her house in Shepton Mallet. Will the solicitor commission an EPC or it is for the seller to coordinate?

After the demise of Home Packs, energy performance certificates was left as a required element of moving property. An EPC needs to be to hand prior to the property being put on the market. This is not something that law firms normally organise. If you are instructing a Shepton Mallet conveyancing practitioner they may be willing to arrange energy assessments given their contacts with long established Shepton Mallet providers

My bid for a property was accepted at auction in Shepton Mallet. Conveyancing is needed. What happens now?

Having exchanged you must choose a conveyancing lawyer soon as you now have a tight a fixed date to complete the deal. Every auction property will have a bespoke auction set of papers. This will include the copy title deeds, local authority and drainage searches. In the case of leasehold property the legal papers should provide a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing paperwork pertinent to leasehold premises. You should hand this to your appointed conveyancing solicitor at the earliest opportunity. Do make sure that you have funds organised to complete the transaction on the set completion date.

What does a local search reveal regarding the house my wife and I purchasing in Shepton Mallet?

Shepton Mallet conveyancing often commences with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search company for instance Searchflow The local search plays a central role in many a Shepton Mallet conveyancing purchase; as long as you wish to avoid any unpleasant once you have moved into your property. The search should supply data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen subject sections.

How does conveyancing in Shepton Mallet differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Shepton Mallet come to us having been asked by the builder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is completed. This is because new home sellers in Shepton Mallet usually purchase the site, 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 Shepton Mallet or who has acted in the same development.

In what way does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 affect my commercial property in Shepton Mallet and how can your lawyers assist?

The 1954 Act affords protection to commercial tenants, giving them the right to apply 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 involved. We are happy to direct you to commercial conveyancing firms who use the act to your advantage and handle your commercial conveyancing in Shepton Mallet

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