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Examples of recent conveyancing in Okehampton since January 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Okehampton

Is there a reason to appoint a Okehampton conveyancing firm given that web based conveyancers are more affordable?

By all means make sure that you contrast conveyancing costs in Okehampton and you should seek a reasonable fee calculation but don’t become consumed with hunting for the cheapest Okehampton conveyancer. Appointing the right conveyancer can mark the difference between a seamless and a distressing house move. It is important that you ensure that you have expert guidance from a specialist lawyer. An e-mail can never take the place of a phone call and can never replicate a one to one meeting. The firms that we work with will appoint you a qualified and trusted conveyancing solicitor who can tackle your conveyancing from start to finish, providing a level of continuity that you will never get with an online conveyancer. Our lawyers will contact you regularly to update you as to headway and keep you informed. Should it ever be necessary to phone the office you will know who you need to speak to and we'll endeavour to make sure that you're not left wondering what's going on.

My brother-in-law has suggested I instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Okehampton. I I am struggling to find out if they are on the The Royal Bank of Scotland conveyancing panel. Could you advise?

You should e-mail the solicitor and ask them whether they can act for the bank. Alternatively please get in touch with The Royal Bank of Scotland who may be able to help.

Various online forums that I have come across warn that are the primary cause of hinderance in Okehampton conveyancing transactions. Is this right?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) released findings of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure amongst the top 10 causes of delays in the conveyancing process. Searches are not likely to feature in any slowing down conveyancing in Okehampton.

I have been on the look out for a ground for flat up to £235,500 and found one round the corner in Okehampton I like with a park and transport links nearby, however it only has 51 remaining years left on the lease. There is not much else in Okehampton suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a lease with such few years left?

If you need a mortgage that many years will likely be problematic. Discount the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current owner has owned the premises for a minimum of twenty four months you can ask them to start the process of the extension and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer about this matter.

I have just started marketing my 2 bed flat in Okehampton. Conveyancing lawyers have not yet been instructed, however I have just received a yearly maintenance charge invoice – Do I pay up?

It best that you clear the maintenance contribution as normal as all ground rent and maintenance payments should be apportioned as part of the financial calculations for completion monies, so you will be reimbursed by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the next payment date. Most managing agents will not acknowledge the buyer until 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.

I purchased a ground floor flat in Okehampton, conveyancing was carried out August 2001. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Equivalent properties in Okehampton with an extended lease are worth £211,000. The ground rent is £45 charged once a year. The lease runs out on 21st October 2088

With 67 years left to run the likely cost is going to be between £10,500 and £12,000 as well as plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to supply a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive investigations. Do not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be additional concerns that need to be taken into account and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action based on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

What can I do where I am unhappy with the lawyer who conducted our conveyancing in Okehampton?

Occasionally the level of service you receive is not as you expect, and unfortunately sometimes matters do not go as planned. Nevertheless there is recourse if you were unhappy with your conveyancing in Okehampton. This varies from trying to resolve matters directly with them, through to reporting a conveyancer to their regulator. If things still aren’t resolved you may consider enlisting the help of the Legal Ombudsman.

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Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Okehampton regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Okehampton but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Conveyancing South West, Fradornic, EX20 3SA

What to expect from a Licensed Conveyancer for conveyancing in Okehampton?

Licensed Conveyancers specialise in the legalities surrounding purchasing and selling property and cover conveyancing nationwide not just Okehampton. When using a Licensed Conveyancer governed by the CLC, you are entitled to:
  • Be supplied with an honest and lawful conveyancing.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a high standard of legal services.
  • Be supplied with your matters dealt with using care, skill and diligence.
  • Receive a high standard of service due to your lawyer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a service which is accessible and responsive to your individual needs.
  • Not feel discriminated against, victimised or harassed.
  • To receive the level you could expect, however, if you do your lawyer accepts responsibility for this and provides you with any appropriate redress.
  • Ensure your specific needs taken into account should you make a complaint.
  • Receive a timeous, impartial and comprehensive service where if a complaint is made about your conveyancing in Okehampton.

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

  • Taking instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Drawing up the contract and associated documents
  • Forwarding draft papers to the property lawyer representing the buyer
  • Negotiating contracts and answering supplemental questions from the purchaser’s property lawyer
  • Finalising the transfer document
  • Answering requisitions submitted by the purchaser’s property lawyer
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion of the sale
  • Accepting the sale proceeds and transferring funds to the seller, the estate agent and redeeming the mortgage (if relevant)

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