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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in St Agnes

Is it necessary to take out insurance to protect me from financial exposure to chancel repairs when buying a property in St Agnes?

Unless a previous acquisition of the premises took place after 12 October 2013 you could assume that conveyancing practitioners delivering conveyancing in St Agnes to remain recommending a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.

I have recentlybeen informed that Action Conveyancing have closed. They conducted my conveyancing in St Agnes for a purchase of a freehold house 12 months ago. How can I be sure that the property is in my name in the name of the previous owner?

The easiest method to see if the premises is in your name, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of St Agnes conveyancing specialists.

Taking into account that I am about to part with 450k on a two bedroom apartment in St Agnes I would like to have a conversation with the conveyancer regarding thehouse move ahead of instructing the firm. Can this be arranged?

This is something that we encourage - it is our preference to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you first talking to the conveyancer who will be conducting your property ownership legalities in St Agnes.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - every client is unique individual, not a file number. The law firms that we put you in touch with believe that the fees you are quoted for your conveyancing in St Agnes should be the figure that you are charged.

We expect to complete the disposal of our £125,000 maisonette in St Agnes on Thursday in a week. The managing agents has quoted £336 for Certificate of Compliance, insurance certificate and 3 years statements of service charge. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge an administration fee for a leasehold conveyance in St Agnes?

For most leasehold sales in St Agnes conveyancing will involve, questions about the management of a building inevitably needing to be answered directly by the freeholder or its agent, this includes :

    Addressing conveyancing due diligence enquiries Where consent is required before sale in St Agnes Copies of the building insurance and schedule Deeds of covenant upon sale Registering of the assignment of the change of lessee after a sale
Your solicitor will have no control over the level of the charges for this information but the average costs for the information for St Agnes leasehold property is £350. For St Agnes conveyancing transactions it is customary for the seller to pay for these costs. The landlord or their agents are under no legal obligation to answer such questions most will be willing to do so - albeit often at exorbitant prices where the fees bear little relation to the work involved. Unfortunately there is no law that requires fixed charges for administrative tasks. Neither is there any legal time frame by which they are required to provide the information.

I am the registered owner of a leasehold flat in St Agnes, conveyancing was carried out in 2009. Can you work out an approximate cost of a lease extension? Corresponding flats in St Agnes with a long lease are worth £180,000. The ground rent is £65 yearly. The lease terminates on 21st October 2078

With only 59 years remaining on your lease the likely cost is going to be between £20,900 and £24,200 plus legals.

The figure above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to advice on the actual costs in the absence of detailed due diligence. You should not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt additional concerns that need to be considered and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action placing reliance on this information without first getting professional advice.

When it comes to my conveyancing in St Agnes should I be paying VAT on the following: (1) Land reg fee on purchase (2) Pre - completion search fee (3) SDLT E submission on purchase (4) Bank TT fee

(1) Land reg fee on purchase - No (2) Pre - completion search fees -No, (such conveyancing searches are HMLR ones and means £4 and possibly £2 bankruptcy per name on your mortgage) (3) SDLT E submission on your purchase - There is no VAT on Stamp Duty. However if the firm is charging a stamp duty e-submission fee as part of their services - some St Agnes conveyancers do - that will incur VAT(4) Bank transfer fee - Yes it is for the lawyer's time in submitting the funds this way.

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