The sellers of the home we are hoping to buy have instructed a conveyancing practitioner in Okehampton who has recommended a lock out agreement with a deposit 10k. Are such agreements sensible?
Lock out agreements are contracts binding a property owner and prospective acquirer granting the buyer the sole right to the sale of the premises for a limited period of time. For all intents and purposes, an exclusivity agreement is a contract stating that you will receive a contract at a later time being the contract for the actual sale. It is generally used for buyer assurance though in some cases, the owner may enjoy an upside from such agreements as well. There are numerous pros and cons to having them but you should to check with your solicitor but beware that it may end up costing you more in conveyancing fees. In light of this these contracts are rare in relation to conveyancing in Okehampton.
Can your site be used to locate a Conveyancing solicitor in Okehampton even if I’m not purchasing or selling a house, for instance where I intend to acquire a shop in Okehampton with a mortgage from Yorkshire Building Society?
Our comparison service is primarily used to find residential conveyancing solicitors in Okehampton but we have set out towards the end of this page a few Okehampton commercial conveyancing firms. You will need to enquire with the firm directly to check if they are also authorised to represent Yorkshire Building Society
My wife and I are purchasing a property in Okehampton. It might be a silly question but how we can trust a conveyancer? At some point we will need to put our life savings into their account. What is the protection we have from them run away with our deposit?
Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.
We are buying a terrace house in Okehampton. Our aim is to an extension at the rear at the house.Will the conveyancing process include enquiries to see if these alterations are prohibited?
Your property lawyer should review the registered title as conveyancing in Okehampton can occasionally reveal restrictions in the title documents which prevent certain works or need the permission of another owner. Many additions need local authority planning permissions and approval under the building regulations. Some locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or impact extensions. You should check these issues with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.
I have been advised by my conveyancer that lack of planning permission insurance is necessary on my purchase. What is the level of cover for Okehampton conveyancing?
The appropriate level of lack of planning permission indemnity insurance depends on who your lender is. It would differ for example between Birmingham Midshires and Bank of Scotland. Conveyancing practitioners as opposed to borrowers take out such insurances.
How does conveyancing in Okehampton differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Okehampton come to us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is built. This is because developers in Okehampton tend to acquire the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Okehampton or who has acted in the same development.
In my capacity as executor for the will of my grandfather I am disposing of a property in Swansea but I am based in Okehampton. My lawyer (who is 250 miles awayhas requested that I execute a statutory declaration prior to completion. Could you suggest a conveyancing practitioner in Okehampton to witness this legal document for me?
strictly speaking you are unlikely to need to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally or notary public or qualified solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are Okehampton based
Can you offer any advice when it comes to appointing a Okehampton conveyancing firm to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?
If you are instructing a property lawyer for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Okehampton conveyancing practice) it is essential that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We suggest that you talk with two or three firms including non Okehampton conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions could be helpful:
How familiar is the practice with lease extension legislation? If the firm is not ALEP accredited then what is the reason?
Leasehold Conveyancing in Okehampton - Sample of Queries Prior to Purchasing
It would be a good idea to discover if there is anything that is prohibited in the lease. By way of example it is reasonably common in Okehampton leases that pets are not allowed in in a block in Okehampton. If you love the propertyin Okehampton yet your dog is not allowed to move with you then you have a very hard choice. Is anyone aware of any major works on the horizon that will add a premium to the maintenance charges? On the whole the cost for major works are not built into the maintenance charges, although a few managing agents in Okehampton require tenants to contribute towards a sinking fund and this is used to offset against major works.