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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Torrington

Why would I appoint a Torrington conveyancing practice given that online alternatives are cheap by comparison?

By all means make sure that you compare conveyancing costs in Torrington and you should seek a competitive estimate but don’t be focused with getting the lowest priced Torrington conveyancer. Identifying the right conveyancer can mark the distinction between a smooth and a stressful home move. It is important that you ensure that you have expert advice from a trusted solicitor. An e-mail can never be as helpful as a phone discussion and can never replicate a face to face meeting. The firms that we work with will find you a qualified and trusted conveyancing solicitor who can deal with your conveyancing from from the outset to completion, giving the sort of continuity that you will never get with an online conveyancer. Our lawyers will update you as to progress and keep you informed. If you ever need to phone the office you will be sure who to ask for and they will endeavour to make sure that you're not left wondering what's going on.

What can a local search reveal regarding the property my wife and I buying in Torrington?

Torrington conveyancing often commences with the submitting local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search company for example Xpress Legal The local search plays an important part in many a Torrington conveyancing purchase; that is if you wish to avoid any unpleasant surprises after you move into your property. The search should supply information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 subject areas.

What makes your site different to other web based conveyancing brokers when it comes to conveyancing in Torrington?

At this site receive an accurate costs illustration via a Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer that understands the nuances of your conveyancing in Torrington. As opposed to estate agents and brokerage sites we do not have referral deals with solicitors. Many agents and online brokers 'recommend' solicitors paying the most kickback, as opposed to the best value conveyancing in Torrington

I am employed by a reputable estate agent office in Torrington where we see a number of leasehold sales put at risk due to short leases. I have received contradictory information from local Torrington conveyancing firms. Could you clarify whether the seller of a flat can initiate the lease extension process for the buyer?

Provided that the seller has been the owner for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to kick-start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. The benefit of this is that the proposed purchaser can avoid having to sit tight for 2 years for a lease extension. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment has to be done prior to, or at the same time as completion of the disposal of the property.

Alternatively, it may be possible to agree the lease extension with the freeholder either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the buyer.

I purchased a leasehold flat in Torrington, conveyancing was carried out half a dozen years ago. How much will my lease extension cost? Corresponding flats in Torrington with an extended lease are worth £176,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £50 levied per year. The lease ends on 21st October 2101

You have 80 years left to run the likely cost is going to range between £7,600 and £8,800 plus costs.

The figure above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs without more detailed investigations. Do not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt other issues that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action based on this information without first getting professional advice.

I am contemplating using a web based property lawyer rather than a Torrington conveyancing firm. Should I ‘stay local’?

There are advantages of being able to pop in to a local Torrington conveyancing solicitor such as

  • signing papers on short notice
  • often being able to see someone face-to-face can make a significant difference, particularly for more complex conveyancing
  • the ability to complain if matters go pear-shaped

When analysing estimates, look out for hidden extras. Most decent Torrington high street solicitors give an all-inclusive figure. Many online agents seem to offer discounted prices, yet have burried 'extras' in the fine print.

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