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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Torquay

Do conveyancers request money on account when it comes to conveyancing in Torquay?

If you are buying a property in Torquay your solicitor will ask you put them with funds to cover the search fees. This will be the total of the cost of the Local Authority Search. If any deposit is payable against the total price then this will be asked for shortly ahead of contracts are exchanged. The final balance that is due should be transferred shortly before completion.

After reading moneysavingexpert.com for an affordable lawyer in Torquay, many comment that I must use a CQS assured solicitor. What is CQS?

Torquay Conveyancing Quality Scheme solicitors have obtained certification under the Law Society's Scheme (CQS) The Law Society introduced CQS to promote high standards in the home legal process. CQS enables buyers and sellers to recognise practices that provide a quality residential conveyancing. Torquay is one of the many areas in England and Wales in which accredited firms have a presence. The conveyancing scheme obliges law firms to undergo a strict assessment, compulsory training, self-certification, spot checks and annual reviews in order to maintain CQS status. It is available to solicitors and not licensed conveyancers and has the support of the Association of British Insurers.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a ground for flat up to £305k and found one close by in Torquay I like with open areas and station in the vicinity, however it only has 51 remaining years left on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Torquay for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a short lease?

Should you need a mortgage the shortness of the lease will be problematic. Reduce the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing owner has owned the property for at least 2 years you can ask them to start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer regarding this.

I am looking to sell my home. My former conveyancers has retired. I am in need of a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. Im based in Torquay if that affects matters.

Do use our search tool to help you choose a solicitor for your conveyancing in Torquay. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with lender approved solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move goes smoothly.

How does one remove a departed person's name from the title register for a house in Torquay?

Where a Torquay property is jointly owned and one of the owners passes away, their name will not immediately be removed from the title deeds. You are not required to amend the title as when it comes to a disposal you would simply be asked to evidence as to the reason the joint proprietor is missing from the contract, such as the probate documents.

With a view to making the sale conveyancing simpler in the future you can arrange to have the deceased person removed from the title register by submitting an application to HM Land Registry with proof of the death. There is no land registry fee payable.

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