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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in St Mawes

Do the conveyancing practitioners revealed through your search tool perform right to buy conveyancing in St Mawes?

We have identified a variety of conveyancing lawyers who can service right to buy transactions Please e-mail us with a view to get a conveyancing quote.

Completed the sale of my flat in St Mawes last May but the buyer keeps telephoning every few hours to say his lawyer is waiting to hear from myconveyancer. What are the post completion sale legalities now that I have sold?

Following your house sale your conveyancer should forward the transfer documentation and all additional paperwork to the buyer’s lawyers. If applicable, your solicitor must also confirm that the mortgage has been repaid to the purchasers conveyancers. There is unlikely to be post completion formalities just for conveyancing in St Mawes.

How can we know in advance if a St Mawes conveyancing solicitor on the Virgin Money panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in St Mawes obtaining recommendations is a sensible start. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one advertising the lowest fees. We would always advise that you speak with the solicitor carrying out your transaction.

I have today made my last payment due on my mortgage with Principality. I assume I don't need a St Mawes property lawyer on the Principality panel to discharge the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.

If you have finished paying off your Principality mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Principality mortgage from the register. Principality, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Principality has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Principality has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Principality mortgage has been paid off.

I have a mortgage with UBS for my property in St Mawes. Conveyancing has been completed a year ago. If I am intending to rent out my property and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a BTL mortgage or inform UBS?

You must advise UBS prior to letting out your property as this is likely to be a breach of UBS’s mortgage conditions. It may be that UBS will allow you to rent out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact UBS directly. You need not do this via a UBS conveyancing panel solicitor.

My wife and I purchased a leasehold house in St Mawes. Conveyancing and Bank of Ireland mortgage went though with no issue. A letter has just been received from someone claiming to own the reversionary interest in the property. It included a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1997. The conveyancing practitioner in St Mawes who previously acted has now retired. What should I do?

The first thing you should do is contact the Land Registry to be sure that this person is indeed the new freeholder. You do not need to instruct a St Mawes conveyancing solicitor to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for a few pound. Rest assured that in any event, even if this is the legitimate landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.

St Mawes Leasehold Conveyancing - Examples of Questions you should ask before buying

    Generally speaking the outlay for major works are not wrapped into the maintenance charges, although some managing agents in St Mawes require tenants to pay into a sinking fund and this is used to offset against major repairs or maintenance. Be sure to discover if the the lease contains any onerous restrictions in the lease. By way of example it is very common in St Mawes leases that pets are not allowed in in a block in St Mawes. If you love the propertyin St Mawes however your cat can’t move with you then you will be faced hard decision. Many St Mawes leasehold apartments will have a service bill for maintenance of the block set on behalf of the management company. Where you buy the apartment you will have to pay this contribution, normally in instalments throughout the year. This may be anything from several hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for buildings with lifts and large common areas. In all likelihood there will be a ground rent to be met yearly, this is usually not a exorbitant figure, say approximately £50-£100 but you need to check as occasionally it could be prohibitively expensive.

My solicitors in St Mawes have advised me that no longer have my conveyancing file. At the time of my purchase I took out a mortgage with the bank. Is it case that being on the lender conveyancing panel they need to have retained the file for a prescribed period?

It very much depends from lender to lender but many of the Terms and Conditions of Conveyancing Panel Appointment require the file to be held for a period of 6 years. That being said we have not seen a copy of the lender Conveyancing Panel Terms. It might be worth you contacting the lender directly.

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