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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Tenby

Why would one use a Tenby conveyancing company given that online conveyancers are more affordable?

To take your time to find compare conveyancing costs in Tenby and you should seek a reasonable quote but don’t become consumed with sourcing the cheapest Tenby conveyancer. Finding the right conveyancer can be the difference between a seamless and a stressful house move. You need to ensure that you have expert guidance from a specialist solicitor. Emails can't be as helpful as a phone conversation and are no substitute for a one to one meeting. The firms that we work with will allocate you a qualified and top rated conveyancing solicitor who can handle your conveyancing from beginning to end, providing a level of personalised service that you will never get with an online conveyancer. He or She will contact you regularly to update you on any developments and keep you informed. Should it ever be necessary to contact the office you will know who to ask for and we'll endeavour to make sure that you are kept fully informed.

Having sold my house in Tenby last October but our buyer keeps SMS messaging me to say his lawyer is waiting to hear from mysolicitor. What should my lawyer have done following completion?

Following your sale your solicitor is duty bound to send the transfer documentation and all supplemental paperwork to the purchaser's lawyers. Where relevant, your lawyer must also send confirmation that the mortgage has been repaid to the buyers conveyancers. There is unlikely to be post completion formalities unique to conveyancing in Tenby.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up during conveyancing in Tenby?

Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Tenby. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

About to purchase a new build flat in Tenby. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.

Set out below is a sample of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Tenby

    If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. Please supply a car parking plan. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified.

I today plan to offer on a house that seems to be perfect, at a reasonable price which is making it more attractive. I have subsequently discovered that the title is leasehold as opposed to freehold. I would have thought that there are issues buying a leasehold house in Tenby. Conveyancing solicitors have are soon to be appointed. Will my lawyers set out the risks of buying a leasehold house in Tenby ?

The majority of houses in Tenby are freehold rather than leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local solicitor used to dealing with such properties who can assist with the conveyancing process. We note that you are buying in Tenby in which case you should be shopping around for a Tenby conveyancing practitioner and be sure that they have experience in transacting on leasehold houses. First you will need to check the number of years remaining. As a lessee you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want to the property. The lease comes with conditions for example obtaining the freeholder’sconsent to carry out alterations. It may be necessary to pay a maintenance charge towards the upkeep of the estate where the house is located on an estate. Your conveyancer will report to you on the legal implications.

Tenby Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Questions you should consider before Purchasing

    The prefered form of lease structure is where the freehold reversion is owned by the leaseholders. In this scenario the lessees enjoy being in charge if their destiny and although a managing agent is often employed if it is larger than a house conversion, the managing agent is directed by the tenants. For many Tenby leaseholds the outlay for major works are not incorporated into the service charges, albeit that there some managing agents in Tenby ask leaseholders to contribute towards a sinking fund created for the specific intention of establishing a fund for major repairs or maintenance. How many of the leaseholders are in arrears for their maintenance charge payments?

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