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Reasons to use our Lynton conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Solicitor conveyancing lawyers have excellent personal links with Lynton selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 2 There is a better than average chance that the other side’s lawyers are based in Lynton - if so both parties are likely to be on good working terms
  • 3 This site is the first site that enables you the facility to check that your property ownership legalities in Lynton will be carried out by a law firm on your bank approved panel.
  • 4 Regardless other lawyers tell you it may be necessary to pop into your lawyer to execute legal papers. There are enough parties involved in a homemove without having to include Royal Mail into the pot.
  • 5 The practices shown on our web pages have a mix of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Lynton since April 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Lynton

I am need of leasehold conveyancing for a flat in a fairly new development (6 years old) in Lynton. Almost all the properties have already been disposed of. Do I need carry out the local searches for my conveyancing in Lynton?

You would be putting yourself at risk in failing carrying out Lynton conveyancing searches. Without searches you have no clarity over flooding, environmental etc which may mean you walk away due to potential problems down the line. If you are buying without a mortgage there is no legal requirement to have them, but we would seriously advise in no uncertain terms that your lawyer conducts them. If accelerating the process and driving down costs are primary issues you should discuss with your lawyer about the viability of search insurance

I am expecting a DIP from RBS this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do RBS recommend any Lynton solicitors on the RBS conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently?

You will need to appoint Lynton solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the RBS conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and RBS through the process.

I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property in Lynton off the council. I have a mortgage agreed with Barclays. Conveyancing is not something I have any knowledge of. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should have one. Any advice?

It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Barclays, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Barclays conveyancing panel.

I currently have a mortgage with Principality for my property in Lynton. Conveyancing has been completed months ago. In the event that I decide to rent out my property and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a BTL mortgage or inform Principality?

Principality must be informed of your intention prior to letting out your property as this is likely to be a breach of Principality’s mortgage conditions. It may be that Principality will allow you to rent out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Principality directly. It should not be necessary to do this via a Principality conveyancing panel lawyer.

Should my lawyer be making enquiries about flooding as part of the conveyancing in Lynton.

Flooding is a growing risk for lawyers specialising in conveyancing in Lynton. There are those who buy a house in Lynton, fully aware that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, aside from the physical damage, where a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, adequate insurance cover, or dispose of the property. There are steps that can be taken during the course of a property purchase to forewarn the buyer.

Conveyancers are not best placed to give advice on flood risk, however there are a number of searches that may be initiated by the buyer or on a buyer’s behalf which can figure out the risks in Lynton. The standard information sent to a purchaser’s solicitor (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) includes a usual question of the owner to determine if the property has suffered from flooding. In the event that the property has been flooded in past which is not revealed by the owner, then a purchaser may issue a legal claim for losses as a result of such an misleading response. A buyer’s solicitors will also carry out an environmental search. This will indicate if there is a recorded flood risk. If so, more detailed investigations will need to be made.

I used Arc property Solicitors a few years ago for my conveyancing in Lynton. Now, I need the files but cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?

You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Lynton of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously hired, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I have offered on two weeks back in what should have been a simple, no chain conveyancing. Lynton is where the house is located. Can you offer any opinion?

Flying freeholds in Lynton are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Lynton you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Lynton may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.

I am a sole trader hoping to lease a unit on the high street. Can you recommend solicitors offering competitive fees for commercial conveyancing in Lynton for under 2k?

We are happy to recommend firms who host a wealth of experience of commercial conveyancing in Lynton, including the disposal and acquisition of businesses as well as simply property. Whether you are intending to acquire or lease a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit or a whole business we will find you the right lawyer. Regarding the fees this will depend on the structure and terms of the deal. Please provide us with your details or phone so as to enable us to supply you with a fixed commercial conveyancing calculation.

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Typically, Lynton conveyancing for a sale has some of the following tasks

  • Lawyer instructed by the seller once the offer has been accepted
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Preparing contract and associated papers
  • Forwarding draft papers to the lawyer retained by the buyer
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and answering additional questions from the buyer’s lawyer
  • Agreeing the transfer document
  • Replying to requisitions raised by the purchaser’s lawyer
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion formalities
  • Receiving sale proceeds and wiring funds to the vendor, the estate agent and other relevant parties (where relevant)

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in Lynton is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process:

  • Taking instructions from parties involved
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Acting on behalf of the lender (where applicable)
  • Negotiating the terms of the transaction
  • Preparing the Transfer or approving the Transfer deed
  • Agreeing amendments to the the Transfer deed
  • Corresponding with parties concerning the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and releasing funds to relevant parties
  • Preparing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the correct stamp duty forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration formalities for the new ownership and the mortgage (if appropriate) at the HMLR.

Lynton commercial property solicitors draw on a full range of commercial expertise offering advice on a number of issues across all aspects of commercial property law

    Property finance transactions, including disposal and leaseback Property realisations and advice for insolvency practitioners Advising landlords and tenants in respect of ancillary documentation e.g. licences to alter, assign underlet etc Commercial development (from overage and options through to site acquisitions and construction) High street shops, agricultural or development land to hotels and office blocks. Industrial and warehouse premises

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