We are purchasing a house and require a conveyancing solicitor in Dartmouth who is on the Principality conveyancing panel. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Principality . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Dartmouth.
I have a 4 bedroom Edwardian house in Dartmouth. Conveyancing solicitor acted for me and The Royal Bank of Scotland. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are two entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold with the matching property. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?
You should read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be 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 Dartmouth and other locations in 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 mortgage companies. You can also check the position with your conveyancing practitioner who conducted the conveyancing.
About to purchase a new build apartment in Dartmouth. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.
Here is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Dartmouth
Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal.
Due to the encouragement of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Dartmouth prior to instructing solicitors. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. My surveyor has said that some lenders may refuse to issue a loan on this type of property.
It varies from the lender to lender. HSBC has different instructions for example to Nationwide. If you e-mail us we can look into this further via the appropriate 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.
How do I identify a Dartmouth solicitor on the Britannia conveyancing panel? I have wheels and am willing to travel upto 20miles to meet the conveyancer.
Feel free to make use of the tool on this page. Please select a mortgage company and your location and you will see a number of Dartmouth conveyancing lawyers based on proximity. We have listed some Dartmouth conveyancing firms at the bottom of this page and you can telephone them to check whether they are on the Britannia panel
I have just started marketing my ground floor apartment in Dartmouth. Conveyancing has not commenced, but I have recently had a half-yearly service charge demand – what should I do?
The sensible thing to do is clear the invoice as you normally would because all rents and maintenance invoices will be allotted on completion, so you will be reimbursed by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the subsequent invoice date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer unless the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. Having a clear account will assist your cause and will leave you no worse off financially.
Dartmouth Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Queries before buying
How is the lease structured? How many of the leaseholders are in arrears for their service charge payments?