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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Wiveliscombe

When can the exchange of contracts occur in domestic conveyancing in Wiveliscombe and do I need to be at the conveyancers branch?

Where you are in close proximity to our conveyancing solicitors in Wiveliscombe you are welcome to attend to sign contracts. However, the firms we work with supply countrywide coverage for conveyancing and give as equally detailed and professional a job for you when dealing with you digitally. The executing of the sale agreement is not the point of no return. Signing on the dotted line simply enables the solicitor to officially exchange when the time is right, which will usually be very shortly after signing. The procedure is is usually a five minute process, although where a long "chain" is in play, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Wiveliscombe)to be in the office at the appropriate time.

I am assisting my step-mother sell her house in Wiveliscombe. Will the solicitor order an energy assessment or should I organise this?

Following the demise of HIPs, energy assessments was kept a compulsory element of moving property. An energy performance certificate must be to hand in advance of the property being put on the market. This is not a task that solicitors ordinarily organise. Where you are instructing a Wiveliscombe conveyancing solicitor they might help arrange energy performance certificates due to their contacts with long established Wiveliscombe energy assessors

I am being advised by my lawyer that defective lease insurance is required on my purchase. What is the level of cover for Wiveliscombe conveyancing?

The appropriate level of defective lease indemnity insurance depends on your lender. It would differ for example between HSBC Bank and Leeds Building Society. Conveyancing practitioners as opposed to members of the public take out such policies.

My husband and I are in the process of looking at houses in Wiveliscombe and I am now considering a potential offer. Is it advisable to have a property lawyer on ‘stand by’? I am planning to take a home loan with Nottingham.

You should start obtaining conveyancing estimates from solicitors ASAP. Once you decide who you want to use and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and forward their details on to the estate agent. Given that you are taking out a mortgage with Nottingham, make sure you remember to check that your lawyer is on the Nottingham conveyancing panel.

How does conveyancing in Wiveliscombe differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Wiveliscombe approach us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is constructed. This is because new home sellers in Wiveliscombe typically buy the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Wiveliscombe or who has acted in the same development.

I have been on the look out for a flat up to £245,000 and found one close by in Wiveliscombe I like with open areas and station in the vicinity, however it only has 52 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Wiveliscombe for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a lease with such few years left?

Should you need a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term may be a potential deal breaker. 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 twenty four months you could request that they start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer regarding this.

Do you have any advice for leasehold conveyancing in Wiveliscombe with the purpose of expediting the sale process?

  • Much of the frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Wiveliscombe can be avoided if you instruct lawyers as soon as you market your property and request that they start to collate the leasehold information which will be required by the purchasers’ conveyancers.
  • You may think that you are aware of the number of years left on your lease but it would be wise to verify this by asking your lawyers. A purchaser's conveyancer will not be happy to advise their client to to exchange contracts if the remaining number of years is below 75 years. It is therefore important at an as soon as possible that you identify whether the lease term for your property needs extending. If it does, contact your solicitors before you put your premises on the market for sale. If you are supposed to have a share in the Management Company, you should make sure that you are holding the original share document. Arranging a re-issued share certificate is often a time consuming formality and slows down many a Wiveliscombe conveyancing transaction. If a duplicate share is needed, do contact the company officers or managing agents (where relevant) for this as soon as possible. Many freeholders or managing agents in Wiveliscombe levy fees for supplying management packs for a leasehold home. You or your lawyers should enquire as to the actual amount of the charges. The management information sought as soon as you have a buyer, thus accelerating the process. The average time it takes to obtain the necessary information is three weeks. It is the most usual cause of delay in leasehold conveyancing in Wiveliscombe. A minority of Wiveliscombe leases require Licence to Assign from the landlord. If this is the case, you should notify your estate agents to make sure that the purchasers put in hand financial (bank) and professional references. The bank reference will need to confirm that the buyers are able to meet the annual service charge and the actual amount of the service charge should be quoted in the bank’s letter. You will therefore need to provide your estate agents with the service charge figures so that they can pass this information on to the purchasers or their solicitors.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Wiveliscombe - Sample of Queries Prior to Purchasing

    Best to be warned if fixing the lift or some other significant cost is due shortly to be shared between the leaseholders and will materially impact the level of the service costs or necessitate a one time invoice. Who are the managing agents? What is the the remaining lease term?

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