We see that you have a post code search directory identifying solicitors on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a referral fee if I instruct them for our own conveyancing in Dartmouth?
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 Dartmouth.
Our lender has suggested solicitors on their panel based in Dartmouth but I would rather use a conveyancing lawyer in Dartmouth or nearer to where I live. Are you able to help?
Far from all Dartmouth conveyancing firms are approved and listed on all lender’s conveyancing panel. Use our search tool to locate a Dartmouth conveyancing conveyancer on the on the lender panel.
I opted to have a survey done on a house in Dartmouth in advance of retaining lawyers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold element to the property. Our surveyor has said that some banks tend refuse to issue a mortgage on a flying freehold house.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Bank of Scotland has different instructions from Halifax. Should you wish to call us we can check via the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Dartmouth. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Dartmouth to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.
Is there anything unique about your site and other online quote calculators when it comes to conveyancing in Dartmouth?
At this site obtain a fixed fee costs illustration from a Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer that understands the nuances of your conveyancing in Dartmouth. As opposed to estate agents and many comparison sites we do not operate referral arrangements with solicitors. Many agents and online brokers 'recommend' solicitors that pays the highest commission, not the best value conveyancing in Dartmouth
Am I better off to go with a Dartmouth conveyancing solicitor who is local to the property I am purchasing? We have a good friend who can carry out the conveyancing but they are based approximately 350miles drive away.
The primary upside of using a local Dartmouth conveyancing firm is that you can drop in to execute paperwork, hand in your identification documents and apply pressure on them if necessary. They will also have local knowledge which is a benefit. That being said it's more important to get someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If if people you trust instructed your friend and on the whole were content that should outweigh using an unfamiliar Dartmouth conveyancing solicitor just because they are round the corner.
I am a negotiator for a long established estate agency in Dartmouth where we have experienced a number of leasehold sales jeopardised due to leases having less than 80 years remaining. I have been given conflicting advice from local Dartmouth conveyancing firms. Could you clarify whether the vendor of a flat can start the lease extension process for the purchaser on completion of the sale?
Provided that the seller has been the owner 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. The benefit of this is that the buyer can avoid having to sit tight for 2 years for a lease extension. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment needs to be completed before, or at the same time as completion of the disposal of the property.
Alternatively, it may be possible 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.
Dartmouth Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Examples of Queries before Purchasing
What prohibitions are there in the Dartmouth Lease? How is the lease structured? What is the yearly maintenance fee and ground rent?