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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Sidmouth

We were about to choose a conveyancing solicitor in Sidmouth found on your site but have come across alternative costs illustrations on the internet look less pricey – why is this?

There are numerous solicitors advertising self styled cheap conveyancing, yet more often than not extrafees result in the closing invoice markedly uplifted. Conveyancers are obliged to make sure that costs listed in terms of engagement should be equitable invoiced The conveyancers that we put forward for conveyancing in Sidmouth clearly state all charges for the property you plan topurchase.

My brother and I have just bought a house in Sidmouth. We have since encountered a number of issues with the property which we suspect were missed in the conveyancing searches. What action can we take? Can you clarify the nature of searches that needed to have been conducted as part of conveyancing in Sidmouth?

The query is vague as what problems have arisen and if they are relate to conveyancing in Sidmouth. Conveyancing searches and investigations initiated as part of the legal transfer of property are designed to help avoid problems. As part of the legal transfer of property, the vendor answers a questionnaire known as a SPIF. answers provided is inaccurate, you may have a misrepresentation claim against the seller for any losses that you have suffered. The survey should have identified any problems with the structure of the property. Assuming a detailed survey was carried out and the issues were not identified, you may have a claim against the surveyor. However, if you did not have a full survey, you may be responsible for fixing any defects that have now been noted. We would always encourage buyers to take every possible step to ensure they are completely aware of the condition of a property before purchase regardless of whether they are buying in Sidmouth.

I moved into my home on 5 July and the transaction details is yet to be on the land registry website. Any reason for this? My conveyancing solicitor in Sidmouth expressed confidence that it would be dealt with inside ten days. Are properties in Sidmouth particularly slow to register?

As far as conveyancing in Sidmouth is concerned, registration is no quicker or slower than the rest of England and Wales. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timescales can vary according to who lodges the application, whether there are errors and whether the Land registry communicate with any third parties. At present approximately three quarters of submission are completed in less than three weeks but occasionally there can be protracted hold-ups. Historically registration takes place once the purchaser is living at the property therefore 'speed' is not always primary concern yet where it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your lawyers can contact the land registry and explain the circumstances.

Due to the advice of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Sidmouth in advance of appointing solicitors. I have been told that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. Our surveyor advised that some lenders may refuse to grant a loan on a flying freehold property.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Bank of Scotland has different requirements for example to Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to call us we can check via the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Sidmouth. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Sidmouth to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.

I need to appoint a conveyancing solicitor for remortgage conveyancing in Sidmouth. I've stumble upon a site which seems to have the perfect solution If it is possible to get all this stuff completed via email that would be ideal. Should I be concerned? What should out be looking out for?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

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