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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Sidmouth

Can the conveyancing solicitors identified via your search tool carry out auction conveyancing in Sidmouth?

We know of a number of niche lawyers we can put you in touch with those conducting auction conveyancing. Sidmouth is one of our areas of in which our lawyers are based.

My Conveyancer in Sidmouth has never been on on the Bank of Ireland Solicitor Panel. Is it possible for me to use my family solicitor notwithstanding that they are excluded from the Bank of Ireland panel of approved conveyancing solicitors?

The limited options open to you here include:

  1. Complete the purchase with your existing Sidmouth solicitors but Bank of Ireland will need to use a solicitor on their list of acceptable firms. This will result in additional overall conveyancing charges and cause frustration.
  2. Find an alternative practitioner to act in the purchase, obviously checking they are Bank of Ireland approved.
  3. Persuade your Bank of Ireland solicitor to seek to join the Bank of Ireland panel

I note that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Do I require this when purchasing a property in Sidmouth? or I am told that there is a law dating back centuries that could mean that owners of property living in a parish church boundary may be liable to pay for repairs towards the chancel in proximity to the church. Is this relevant for conveyancing in Sidmouth?

Unless a previous acquisition of the house completed after 12 October 2013 you could expect lawyers delivering conveyancing in Sidmouth to continue to recommend a chancel search and or chancel repair liability insurance.

Is it possible to transfer to a new firm as I need to appoint one who is on the Coventry Building Society conveyancing panel. I had appointed a high street conveyancing solicitor in Sidmouth five minutes from me but the firm is not accepted by Coventry Building Society

It would be our pleasure to assist you select a conveyancing solicitor in Sidmouth on the Coventry Building Society panel. Please note that the conveyancers that we on the directory do not pay us a referral fee if you instruct them and are under regulation of the SRA who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in Sidmouth. Using the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this page, you can compare fees for conveyancing solicitors in Sidmouth and throughout England and Wales.

Can you provide any top tips for leasehold conveyancing in Sidmouth with the intention of speeding up the sale process?

  • Much of the frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Sidmouth can be bypassed where you appoint lawyers the minute you market your property and ask them to collate the leasehold information which will be required by the buyers’ solicitors.
  • If you have carried out any alterations to the premises would they have required Landlord’s approval? Have you, for example installed wooden flooring? Most leases in Sidmouth state that internal structural alterations or installing wooden flooring necessitate a licence from the Landlord approving such changes. Where you dont have the consents to hand do not contact the landlord without contacting your lawyer first. The majority of freeholders or Management Companies in Sidmouth levy fees for providing management packs for a leasehold home. You or your lawyers should discover the fee that they propose to charge. The management pack can be applied for as soon as you have a buyer, thus reducing delays. The average time it takes to obtain the necessary information is three weeks. It is the most usual cause of frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Sidmouth. If there is a history of any disputes with your freeholder or managing agents it is essential that these are settled before the property is put on the market. The buyers and their solicitors will be nervous about purchasing a flat where a dispute is ongoing. You may need to swallow your pride and discharge any arrears of service charge or resolve the dispute prior to the buyers completing the purchase. It is therefore preferable to have any dispute settled prior to the contract papers being issued to the buyers’ solicitors. You will still have to reveal details of the dispute to the buyers, but it is clearly preferable to present the dispute as over as opposed to ongoing.

Sidmouth Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Examples of Queries before Purchasing

    What is the annual maintenance fee and ground rent? What prohibitions exist in the Sidmouth Lease? Is anyone aware of any major works in the planning that could increase the service charges?

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