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Cheap conveyancing in Ivybridge does not necessarily mean low quality - but the odds are stacked against you

Main reasons to use our service to help you choose a local conveyancing solicitor in Ivybridge

  • 1 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Ivybridge is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.
  • 2 Solicitors that specialise in conveyancing in Ivybridge have a grasp oflocal issues peculiar to Ivybridge and therefore you may benefit from better advice and faster conveyancing.
  • 3 The practices shown on our web pages have a mix of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.
  • 4 No matter what any other solicitors inform you it could be important to pop into your solicitor to sign documents. There are various parties with with an interest in a conveyancing transaction without needing to include the postman into the equation.
  • 5 Ivybridge solicitor are the key to a successful Ivybridge conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing

Examples of recent conveyancing in Ivybridge since February 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Ivybridge

Can your site be used to locate a Conveyancing solicitor in Ivybridge even if I’m not purchasing or selling a house, for example if I wish to acquire an office in Ivybridge with a mortgage from National Westminster Bank?

The service is mainly used to select domestic conveyancing solicitors in Ivybridge but we have set out at the bottom of this page some Ivybridge commercial conveyancing firms. You will need to speak with the solicitors directly to establish if they can also act for National Westminster Bank

We wanted to use a property lawyer in Ivybridge for our home move. Our broker has since advised us that our bank Aldermore won't deal with them. Surely this is unfair competition?

A decade ago most lenders had an appetite for risk which was higher than today. Almost all Ivybridge conveyancing firms would have been on most bank panels. The financial services regulator in 2010 completed a thematic investigation into mortgage fraud which come to the conclusion: mortgage lenders should know the conveyancing solicitors dealt with. Consequently, lenders are increasingly seeing more data from law firms regarding their operations and the individuals who work for them as well as establishing certain criteria such a completing on a minimum number of conveyancing. Many Ivybridge conveyancing firms that have been excluded from lender panels have Unblemished track record, no complaints and no claims and didn't just 'dabble' in conveyancing. Ivybridge is one of the many locations where the lawyers showing on our search results are members of the panel for Aldermore.

I have todaydiscovered that Wolstenholmes have been shut down. They conducted my conveyancing in Ivybridge for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 12 months ago. How can I be sure that my home is not still registered in the name of the previous owner?

The quickest way to check if the premises is in your name, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Ivybridge conveyancing specialists.

I opted to have a survey done on a property in Ivybridge ahead of appointing solicitors. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. My surveyor has said that some banks will not grant a mortgage on this type of property.

It varies from the lender to lender. Santander has different instructions from Halifax. If you call us we can look into this further with the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Ivybridge. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

Given that I will soon spend hundreds of thousands of pounds on a property in Ivybridge I would like to talk to a solicitor about myhome move before appointing the firm. Is this something that you can arrange?

Absolutely - it is our preference to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you liaising with the lawyer due to be conducting your property ownership legalities in Ivybridge.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - every client is unique person, not a matter number. The solicitors that we put you in touch with believe that the fees you are provided with for your conveyancing in Ivybridge should be the figure that you end up paying.

When it comes to leasehold conveyancing in Ivybridge what are the most common lease defects?

There is nothing unique about leasehold conveyancing in Ivybridge. All leases are unique and drafting errors can result in certain clauses are missing. For example, if your lease is missing any of the following, it could be defective:

    Maintenance charge proportions which don’t add up to the correct percentage

You may have difficulties when selling your property if you have a defective lease as they can affect a potential buyer’s ability to obtain a mortgage. Lloyds TSB Bank, Norwich and Peterborough Building Society, and Bank of Ireland all have express conveyancing instructions when it comes to what is expected in a lease. Where a lender has been advised by their lawyers that the lease is defective they may refuse to grant the mortgage, forcing the buyer to pull out.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Ivybridge - A selection of Questions you should consider before Purchasing

    Make sure you discover if there are any onerous restrictions in the lease. For example it is reasonably common in Ivybridge leases that pets are not allowed in certain buildings in Ivybridge. If you like the flatin Ivybridge but your dog can’t make the move with you then you will be presented with a hard compromise. Best to be warned whether a new roof is being installed or some other major work is due in the foreseeable future to be shared amongst the leaseholders and could well materially increase the the service charges or require a one time invoice. Many Ivybridge leasehold properties will incur a service charge for the upkeep of the building set on behalf of the landlord. Where you purchase the apartment you will have to meet this charge, usually in instalments throughout the year. This could vary from a couple of hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for large purpose-built blocks. There will also be a ground rent for you to pay yearly, normally this is not a exorbitant sum, say about £50-£100 but you need to check as occasionally it can be many hundreds of pounds.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Ivybridge regulated by the SRA

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

  • Kings - Solicitors, 24 Fore Street, Ivybridge, Devon, PL21 9AB
  • Clark & Weeks, 85-89 Ridgeway, Plympton, Plymouth, Devon, PL7 2AA

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Ivybridge

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Ivybridge with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • Kings - Solicitors, 24 Fore Street, Ivybridge, Devon, PL21 9AB

Home buying conveyancing in Ivybridge normally involves the following:

  • Conveyancer instructed by the buyer on acceptance of the offer
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Carrying out Ivybridge searches for the property
  • Reviewing draft sale agreement and other documentation collated by the seller’s lawyer
  • Submitting queries with the vendor’s lawyer
  • Negotiating the sale contract
  • Analysing replies prepared by the seller to pre-contract enquiries
  • Agreeing the wording for the Transfer document
  • Guiding the buyer in respect of the loan offer: (if relevant)
  • Drawing up and sending the purchaser a report on title (that is; reporting to the buyer on the contents of the contract pack, pre-contract enquiries and the result of the searches)
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion of the purchase
  • Completion of and submitting to HMRC the correct Land Tax forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration procedures for the new ownership and the home loan (if applicable) at the HMLR.

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