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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Totnes

Having been referred to your service we were going to use a conveyancing solicitor in Totnes found on your site but have come across some other costs illustrations via the web look less pricey – how come?

You can find plenty of solicitors advertising at first sight what seems to be the cheapest conveyancing in Totnes. Our recommendation is to think twice as to how important this transaction is to you that want to take 'cheap' risks in relation to the quality of the conveyancing. Many of them highlight a budget quote to grab your attention but plant supplemental charges in the small print..

Why is leasehold purchase conveyancing in Totnes costs more?

Totnes leasehold conveyancing transactions usually involve additional investigations than freeholds including investigating the Lease, liaising with the Landlord such as serving applicable notices on the Landlord or managing agent, obtaining up-to-date service charge and management information, obtaining Landlord’s consents and reviewing management accounts and formation documents.

I am purchasing a house and the conveyancer has identified Chancel Repair to which the house could be obligated to pay because it falls into the area of such a church. He has suggested insurance. Is this really warranted for conveyancing in Totnes

Unless a previous purchase of the property completed after 12 October 2013 you can take it that solicitors carrying out conveyancing in Totnes to remain encouraging a chancel search and or chancel repair liability policy.

Should I use a Totnes conveyancing lawyer based in the vicinity that I am buying? An old friend can handle the legal formalities however her office is 400miles away.

The primary upside of using a high street Totnes conveyancing practice is that you can visit the firm to sign documents, deliver your ID and apply pressure on them if necessary. Having local Totnes know how is a benefit. However nothing is more important than finding someone that will do a good and efficient job. If other friends have used your friend and the majority were happy that should trump using an unfamiliar Totnes conveyancing lawyer just because they are Totnes based.

I am in need of some leasehold conveyancing in Totnes. Before diving in I would like to find out the remaining lease term.

Assuming the lease is registered - and most are in Totnes - then the leasehold title will always include the basic details of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Totnes - Sample of Queries before buying

    How much is the service charge and ground rent on the apartment? What is the name of the managing agents? Best to be warned if changing the roof or some other significant cost is due in the foreseeable future to be shared amongst the leasehold owners and will dramatically increase the the maintenance fees or necessitate a specific invoice.

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