Find a Lender-Approved Local Conveyancer in Broadclyst

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You can try and find the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in Broadclyst but be careful as you may get what you pay for.

Main reasons to let us assist you find a local conveyancing solicitor in Broadclyst

  • 1 Lawyer conveyancing firms have very good personal links with Broadclyst estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 2 The practices identified on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.
  • 3 This site is the first site that enables you the facility to check that your property ownership legalities in Broadclyst will be carried out by a solicitor on your lender’s conveyancing panel.
  • 4 On the balance of probabilities the other side’s solicitors are based in Broadclyst - if so both parties are likely to be less confrontational
  • 5 Broadclyst property lawyers have a significant edge when it comes to Broadclyst conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can affect your sale or purchase

Examples of recent conveyancing in Broadclyst since August 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Broadclyst

Having sold my house in Broadclyst last November but my buyer keeps calling every few hours complaining that his conveyancer needs to hear from mylawyer. What are the post completion sale formalities now that I have sold?

Following your house sale your conveyancer should send the transfer documentation and all of the paperwork to the purchaser's conveyancer. If applicable, your conveyancer should also send confirmation that the legal charge in favour of the lender has been discharged to the buyers lawyers. There is unlikely to be post completion steps peculiar conveyancing in Broadclyst.

A friend advised me that in buying a property in Broadclyst there could be various restrictions limiting what one can do in terms of external alterations to the property. Is this right?

There are anumerous of properties in Broadclyst which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to carry out external changes. Part of the conveyancing in Broadclyst should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

When it comes to lenders such as HSBC, do Broadclyst conveyancing practitioners incur an annual charge to be on the list of approved solicitors?

We are not aware of any mortgage company fees to be on their panel, although some do levy an administration fee to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel submission.

Completion of my remortgage has taken place for my property in Broadclyst. Conveyancing was satisfactory but I would like to complain about the lender. Who do I contact should I wish to lodge a complaint?

Almost all banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Services Team at head office. Ordinarily complaints to a lender are sorted out very quickly. However if you are not satisfied that the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service with full details of your complaint.

I own a 4 bedroom Georgian house in Broadclyst. Conveyancing lawyer represented me and Clydesdale. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are two entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold under the matching address. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??

You should review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Broadclyst and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also check the position with the conveyancing practitioner who conducted the conveyancing.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build flat in Broadclyst. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.

Here is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Broadclyst

    Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme.

I am employed by a long established estate agent office in Broadclyst where we see a few flat sales derailed due to short leases. I have received inconsistent advice from local Broadclyst conveyancing solicitors. Please can you confirm whether the vendor of a flat can commence the lease extension process for the buyer?

As long as the seller has owned the lease for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to kick-start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. This means that the buyer need not have to sit tight for 2 years to extend their lease. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment needs to be completed prior to, or at the same time as completion of the disposal of the property.

An alternative approach is to agree the lease extension with the freeholder either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the purchaser.

Broadclyst Leasehold Conveyancing - Sample of Queries before buying

    Its a good idea to find out as much as you can concerning the company managing the block as they will either make living at the property much easier or problematic. 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 matters like the upkeep of the common parts. Enquire of other people if they are happy with their service. On a final note, be sure you know the dates that the maintenance fees are due to the managing agents and precisely what it includes. How many years remain on the lease? What is the name of the managing agents?

Our conveyancer in Broadclyst has uncovered a defect with the lease for the property we are purchasing in Broadclyst. The other side have offered title insurance as a workaround. We are content with insurance and will cover the costs. Our solicitor says that as he is on the mortgage company conveyancing panel he must be satisfied that the lender is happy with this solution. Who is the client here, us or the bank?

The short answer to your last question is that, notwithstanding the potential for a conflict of interest, you and the bank are the client. A precondition to being on the lender approved panel is to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements. The UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions require your lawyer to disclose issues such as defects will the lease so that the bank can be afforded the opportunity to check with their valuer as to the extent that the value of the property is affected . Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Broadclyst regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Broadclyst but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • S J Stoker Solicitors, 1 Emperor Way, Exeter Business Park, Exeter, Devon, EX1 3QS
  • Michelmores Llp, Woodwater House, Pynes Hill, Exeter, Devon, EX2 5WR
  • Vp Law Ltd, Veitch Penny Solicitors, 1 Manor Court, Dix's Field, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1UP
  • Veitch Penny Llp, 1 Manor Court, Dix's Field, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1UP
  • Gilbert Stephens Llp, 15-17 Southernhay East, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1QE

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Broadclyst regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Broadclyst practicing in commercial conveyancing in Broadclyst. This could include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • Michelmores Llp, Woodwater House, Pynes Hill, Exeter, Devon, EX2 5WR
  • Vp Law Ltd, Veitch Penny Solicitors, 1 Manor Court, Dix's Field, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1UP
  • Veitch Penny Llp, 1 Manor Court, Dix's Field, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1UP
  • Gilbert Stephens Llp, 15-17 Southernhay East, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1QE
  • Dunn And Baker Llp, 21 Southernhay East, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1QQ

What to expect from a Licensed Conveyancer for conveyancing in Broadclyst?

Licensed Conveyancers support the transfer of the legal title of a property from one person to another and cover conveyancing countrywide as well as Broadclyst. If using a Licensed Conveyancer regulated by the CLC, you can expect:
  • Enjoy the benefit of an honest and lawful service.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a high standard of legal services.
  • Be supplied with your transaction dealt with using care, skill and diligence.
  • Have a high standard of service due to your lawyer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a service which is accessible and responsive to your individual needs.
  • Not feel discriminated against, victimised or harassed.
  • Not receive a service which is below the level you could expect, however, if you do your lawyer accepts responsibility for this and provides you with any appropriate redress.
  • Ensure your individual needs taken into account should you make a complaint.
  • Receive a timeous, independent and comprehensive service if if a complaint is registered about your conveyancing in Broadclyst.

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