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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in St Mawes

What is the difference between a licensed conveyancer and conveyancing solicitor in St Mawes

There are two types of lawyers who can execute conveyancing in St Mawes namely licenced conveyancers or solicitors. Both professionals provide the legal services that you need to complete the sale or purchase of property. They are both required to perform St Mawes conveyancing to the same quality and guidelines so you may be safe in the knowledge that your conveyancing will be properly carried out and that all requirements and steps should be suitably adhered to.

This question may be naive but I am new to the process as a first time buyer of a garden flat in St Mawes. Do I pick up the keys to the house on completion from my lawyer? If so, I will use a local conveyancing solicitor in St Mawes?

On the day of completion you will not be required to attend the conveyancers office in St Mawes. Your solicitors will arrange to send the purchase money to the owner’s conveyancers, and once they have received this, you should be able to collect the keys from the property Agents and move into your new home. Usually this happens early afternoon.

I am being told by my lawyer that lack of building regulations insurance is necessary on my purchase. What is the level of cover for St Mawes conveyancing?

The right level of lack of building regulations indemnity insurance depends on who your lender is. It would differ for example between National Westminster Bank and Virgin Money. Conveyancing lawyers as opposed to members of the public take out such insurances.

My partner and I are downsizing from our home in St Mawes and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a possibility that the property was constructed land that was not decontaminated. Any high street St Mawes conveyancer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the purchasers are using a web based conveyancing firm rather than a conveyancing solicitor in St Mawes. We have lived in St Mawes for many years we know of no issue. Do we contact our local Authority to seek clarification need.

It would appear that you have a conveyancing firm currently acting for you. What do they say? You should enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same ailment)

How easy is it to use your search tool to locate a conveyancing practitioner in St Mawes on the panel for my lender?

1st pick a mortgage company such as Halifax, The Mortgage Works or Clydesdale then specify your preferred area such as St Mawes. Conveyancing practices in St Mawes and nationally should be listed.

What advice can you give us when it comes to finding a St Mawes conveyancing firm to deal with our lease extension?

If you are instructing a property lawyer for lease extension works (regardless if they are a St Mawes conveyancing practice) it is imperative that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We suggest that you speak with several firms including non St Mawes conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions might be useful:

    How familiar is the firm with lease extension legislation? What are the legal fees for lease extension conveyancing?

St Mawes Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Sample of Questions you should consider Prior to buying

    Many St Mawes leasehold properties will incur a service bill for maintenance of the block invoiced by the freeholder. Should you purchase the apartment you will have to meet this contribution, usually quarterly throughout the year. This can differ from a couple of hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for large purpose-built blocks. In all probability there will be a ground rent for you to pay yearly, this is usually not a large figure, say around £25-£75 but you need to enquire as occasionally it can be prohibitively expensive. Best to be warned whether a new roof is being put on or some other significant cost is coming up to be shared by the leasehold owners and will materially increase the the maintenance fees or result in a specific invoice. Who is in charge of the building?

My partner is purchasing a garden flat in St Mawes. He has received an estimate by the solicitor suggested by the estate agents and it came to £1385 . It was fifteen years ago since I sold and purchased a home and the bill was £495. Have costs really increased to that extent?

We would recommend that you call a few local St Mawes conveyancing firms requesting estimates. You should base your selection not only on cost, but on promptness and on how comprehensive the response was.

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