I am assisting my step-mother sell her property in Topsham. Does the conveyancer commission the energy assessment or it is for the owner to see to?
Following the abolition of Home Information Packs, EPC’s remained a required element of selling a house. An EPC must be commissioned in advance of the property being advertised. This is not as aspect of the sale process that lawyers normally arrange. If you are using a Topsham conveyancing lawyer they may be willing to arrange energy performance certificates given their relationships with reputable local providers
Can I be sure that the Topsham conveyancing solicitor on the Aldermore panel is any good?
When it comes to conveyancing in Topsham seeking recommendations is a good starting point. 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 recommend that you speak with the lawyer handling your conveyancing.
We expect to receive a OIP from Co-operative this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Co-operative recommend any Topsham solicitors on the Co-operative conveyancing panel, or is it better to find our own lawyer?
You will need to appoint Topsham solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Co-operative conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Co-operative through the process.
My colleague advised me that if I am buying in Topsham I should ask my conveyancer to carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?
A search of this type is occasionally quoted for as part of the standard Topsham conveyancing searches. It is a large report of about 40 pages, listing and setting out important information about Topsham around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime statistics, Local Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data about Topsham.
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a property I have offered on two weeks back in what was supposed to be a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. Topsham is the location of the property. What do you suggest?
Flying freeholds in Topsham are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Topsham you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Topsham may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.
I have been sourcing a conveyancing lawyer in Topsham for my house move. Can I review a solicitor's complaints history with the legal regulator?
One may see published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations arising from inquisitions from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find records Pre 2008, or to check a firm's record, telephone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. International callers, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA may recorded telephone calls for training purposes.
How much will conveyancing in Topsham cost?
Almost all Topsham conveyancing solicitors will charge a set fee. In the event that further work arise during the conveyancing your solicitor must disclose to you in writing of such extra charges for such work immediately it becomes foreseeable. Some work on a no completion no charge offering, others will charge a percentage of the set fee, according to the point at which the conveyancing does not go ahead.
It is advisable to obtain a few conveyancers to give you a quotation.