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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Torquay

I require expedited conveyancing in Torquay as I have a deadline to sign on the dotted line inside one month. A mortgage is not required. Can I escape the need for conveyancing searches to save money and time?

As you are are a cash buyer you are at free not to have searches carried out although no conveyancer would suggest that you don't. With lots of history conveyancing in Torquay the following are examples of issues that can be revealed and therefore affect future saleability: Refused Planning Applications, Outstanding Fees, Outstanding Grants, Railway Schemes,...

I used Arc property Solicitors a few years past for my conveyancing in Torquay. I now require my papers but the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?

Do call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Torquay of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

I have been on the look out for a ground for flat up to £305k and identified one near me in Torquay I like with a park and railway links nearby, the downside is that it only has 51 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Torquay in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a short lease?

If you need a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term will likely be an issue. Reduce the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current proprietor has owned the property for at least twenty four months you could 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 existing lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer about this matter.

I am looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Torquay for my home move. Is it possible to see a firm’s record with the profession’s regulator?

Members of the public can search for published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions arising from inquisitions from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For details about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a firm's record, call 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For non-uk callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA sometimes recorded telephone calls for training purposes.

What are your top tips when it comes to finding a Torquay conveyancing firm to deal with our lease extension?

When appointing a property lawyer for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Torquay conveyancing practice) it is imperative that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We suggest that you make enquires with two or three firms including non Torquay conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions could be useful:

    Can they put you in touch with clients in Torquay who can give a testimonial? How experienced is the practice with lease extension legislation?

Leasehold Conveyancing in Torquay - Sample of Queries before Purchasing

    Be sure to discover if there are any onerous prohibitions in the lease. By way of example plenty of leases prohibit pets being permitted in certain buildings in Torquay. If you love the flatin Torquay yet your dog is not allowed to make the move with you then you have a very hard determination. Who are the managing agents? How much is the annual maintenance fee and ground rent?

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