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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Totnes

We wanted to use a conveyancing solicitor in Totnes for our house move. Our financial adviser informed us that our mortgage company HSBC Bank won't deal with them. Why is this not regarded as unduly restrictive?

A bank can require an approved solicitor act for it. You would be expected to meet the charges for this. Try using our search facility to choose a solicitor to carry conveyancing in Totnes on the HSBC Bank approved list of solicitors.

I am selling our house in Totnes and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a possibility that the property was constructed land that was not decontaminated. Any high street Totnes conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. It does beg the question why the purchasers instructed a national conveyancing firm rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Totnes. Having lived in Totnes for 5 years we know that this is a non issue. Is it a good idea to get in touch with our local Authority to obtain confirmation that there is no issue.

It would appear that you have a conveyancing firm currently acting for you. What do they say? You must check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same illness)

Over the last few months I have been searching for a flat up to £305k and found one round the corner in Totnes I like with amenity areas and station nearby, however it only has 52 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Totnes suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a short lease?

Should you require a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term will likely be an issue. Reduce the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing owner has owned the premises for at least 2 years you can request that they commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor regarding this.

What is different about your site and alternative online quote calculators for conveyancing in Totnes?

At this site obtain a conveyancing costs illustration from a Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer that appreciates the issues for your conveyancing in Totnes. As opposed to estate agents and many comparison sites we do not operate referral arrangements with solicitors. Many agents and online brokers 'recommend' the firm paying the highest commission, not the best value conveyancing in Totnes

Are there any specific advantages to selecting a local conveyancing practitioner in Totnes

Lots of house movers in Totnes select a nearby high street solicitor so that they can visit just in case they have concerns, and to collect mortgage deeds without using the post.

There is a marginal advantage when using a conveyancing practitioner nearby to the property you are hoping to purchase, due to the familiarity of the area and possible local concerns - but this is moot. Most conveyancers are now by way of email and could be based anywhere.

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