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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Westbury

Why would one use a Westbury conveyancing company given that web based alternatives are easier on the wallet?

Its a good idea to contrast conveyancing costs in Westbury and you should seek a reasonable estimate but don’t expend your energy getting the lowest priced Westbury conveyancer. Finding the right conveyancer can mark the distinction between a seamless and a distressing home move. You need to ensure that you have expert advice from a specialist lawyer. Emails can't replace a telephone discussion and can never replicate a one to one appointment. Our partner firms will appoint you a qualified and top rated conveyancing solicitor who can handle your conveyancing from beginning to end, providing a level of hand holding that you are unlikely to received from an online conveyancer. He or She will inform you as to any developments and keep you informed. If you ever need to call the office you will know who to ask for and they will ensure you're not left wondering what's going on.

We note that you have a search directory listing solicitors on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel. Do companies pay you a commission if I instruct them for our own conveyancing in Westbury?

We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Westbury.

I have been told that property searches are a common reason for delay in Westbury house deals. Is this right?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) published findings of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure amongst the top 10 causes of hindrances in the conveyancing process. Searches are unlikely to feature in any slowing down conveyancing in Westbury.

My wife and I purchased a leasehold flat in Westbury. Conveyancing and Accord Mortgages Ltd mortgage are in place. A letter has just been received from someone claiming to own the freehold. It included a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1996. The conveyancing practitioner in Westbury who previously acted has long since retired. Any advice?

The first thing you should do is contact the Land Registry to be sure that this person is indeed the registered owner of the freehold reversion. There is no need to instruct a Westbury conveyancing lawyer to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for a few pound. Rest assured that in any event, even if this is the legitimate freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.

Westbury Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Sample of Questions you should ask before Purchasing

    The prefered form of lease structure is if the freehold title is owned by the leaseholders. In this scenario the leaseholders benefit from being in charge if their destiny and notwithstanding that a managing agent is often employed if the building is bigger than a house conversion, the managing agent is directed by the tenants. How long is the Lease? The answer will be helpful as a) areas can cause problems in the block as the communal areas may begin to deteriorate where maintenance remain unpaid b) if the leaseholders have a dispute with the managing agents you will want to know about it

When it comes to my conveyancing in Westbury should I be paying VAT on the following: (1) Land reg fee on purchase (2) Pre - completion search fee (3) SDLT E submission on purchase (4) Bank TT fee

(1) Land reg fee on purchase - No (2) Pre - completion search fees -No, (such conveyancing searches are HMLR ones and means £4 and possibly £2 bankruptcy per name on your mortgage) (3) SDLT E submission on your purchase - There is no VAT on Stamp Duty. However if the firm is charging a stamp duty e-submission fee as part of their services - some Westbury conveyancers do - that will incur VAT(4) Bank transfer fee - Yes it is for the property lawyer's time in submitting the funds this way.

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