It is is a decade since I acquired my house in Bideford. Conveyancing lawyers have now been instructed on the sale but I can't locate my title documents. Is this a problem?
Don’t worry too much. First there is a chance that the deeds will be kept by the lender or they may still be with the conveyancers who handled the purchase. Secondly in all probability the title will be recorded at the land registry and you will be able to prove you are the registered owner by your conveyancing lawyers procuring current official copies of the land registers. Most conveyancing in Bideford relates to registered property but in the rare situation where your home is not registered it is more of a problem but is resolvable.
Will commercial conveyancing searches disclose impending roadworks that could affect a commercial land in Bideford?
Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Bideford will order a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers spend in investigating accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Bideford. The search result sets out definitive data on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Bideford.
For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Bideford it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately could cause delays to Bideford commercial conveyancing deals as well as pose a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not carried out for domestic conveyancing in Bideford.
It has been 3 months since my purchase conveyancing in Bideford concluded. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £215,000. Why the discrepancy?
The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the premises from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.
How does conveyancing in Bideford differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build property in Bideford come to us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is completed. This is because builders in Bideford 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 conveyancers 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 Bideford or who has acted in the same development.
I am looking at a two apartments in Bideford which have approximately fifty years remaining on the leases. Will this present a problem?
There is no doubt about it. A leasehold flat in Bideford is a deteriorating asset as a result of the shortening lease. The nearer the lease gets to its expiry date, the more it reduces the value of the property. The majority of buyers and mortgage companies, leases with less than 75 years become less and less marketable. On a more upbeat note, leaseholders can extend their leases by serving a Section 42 Notice. One stipulation is that they must have owned the premises for two years (unlike a Section 13 notice for purchasing the freehold, when leaseholders can participate from day one of ownership). When successful, they will have the right to an extension of 90 years to the current term and ground rent is effectively reduced to zero. Before moving forward with a purchase of a property with a short lease term remaining you should talk to a solicitor specialising in lease extensions and leasehold enfranchisement. We are are happy to put you in touch with Bideford conveyancing experts who will explain the options available to you during an initial telephone conversation free of charge. A more straightforward and quicker method of extending would be to contact your landlord directly and sound him out on the prospect of extending the lease. You may find he or she is happy to negotiate informally and willing to consider your offer straight off, without having to involve anyone else. This will save you time and money and it could help you reach a lower price on the lease. You need to ensure that the agreed terms represent good long-term value compared with the standard benefits of the Section 42 Notice and that onerous clauses are not inserted into any redrafting of the lease.
Bideford Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Examples of Questions you should consider Prior to buying
Its a good idea to find out as much as you can about the company managing the building as they will impact your use and enjoyment of the property. As the owner of a leasehold property you are often at the mercy of the managing agents both financially and when it comes to day to day issues such as the upkeep of the common parts. You should not be afraid to ask other tenants what they think of their service. On a final note, find out the dates that the maintenance fees are due to the appropriate party and specifically what you get for your money. Who is in charge of the building?
I am buying a flat and require a conveyancing solicitor in Bideford who is on the bank conveyancing panel. Can you recommend a Bideford or local Bideford conveyancing firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for the bank who do conveyancing in Bideford. We dont recommend any particular firm.