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Reasons to use our Ottery St Mary conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Personal touch together with a wealth of experience are key benefits that you should value when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Ottery St Mary conveyancing can become a lot more protracted due to lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers listed ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 2 Ottery St Mary conveyancing lawyers will be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 3 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Ottery St Mary are familiar with the local issues specific to Ottery St Mary and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and faster conveyancing.
  • 4 Chances are that the other side’s conveyancers are based in Ottery St Mary - if so sets of solicitors will have worked on conveyancing matters in the past
  • 5 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Ottery St Mary is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Ottery St Mary since December 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Ottery St Mary

Our mortgage company has suggested solicitors on their panel based in Ottery St Mary but I would rather instruct a conveyancing lawyer in Ottery St Mary or nearer to where I live. Are you able to help?

Not all Ottery St Mary conveyancing practices are on all banks conveyancing panel. Use the above find an approved solicitor tool to locate a Ottery St Mary conveyancing conveyancer on the on the lender panel.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a ground for flat up to £195,000 and found one close by in Ottery St Mary I like with a park and railway links nearby, however it's only got 61 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Ottery St Mary suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a short lease?

If you require a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term will likely be problematic. Discount the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing owner has owned the property for at least twenty four months you could ask them to start the process of the extension and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor concerning this.

I'm refinancing my primary home to a BTL loan with Barclays Direct and intend to use the remaining equity as a down payment on another property. The area we are talking about is Ottery St Mary. Will your conveyancers be able to act for the two lenders and tie in the transactions?

Do use our search tool on this page to be sure that the solicitors are on the relevant lender panels. Assuming that they are your solicitor will be able to tie up the two deals but you should talk with you lawyer and specify your desired outcome and needs.

Am I better off to appoint a Ottery St Mary conveyancing practitioner in close proximity to the house I am buying? I have an old university friend who can handle the legal work but her office is 200miles away.

The benefit of a high street Ottery St Mary conveyancing firm is that you can attend the office to sign documents, hand in your identification documents and apply pressure on them if necessary. They will also have local insight which is a bonus. However it's more important to get someone that will do a good and efficient job. If you know people who instructed your friend and on the whole were happy that must trump using an unfamiliar Ottery St Mary conveyancing lawyer solely due to them being based in the area.

I am hoping to put an offer on a small detached house that appears to be perfect, at a reasonable price which is making it all the more appealing. I have since found out that it's a leasehold rather than freehold. I am assuming that there are particular concerns buying a leasehold house in Ottery St Mary. Conveyancing advisers have are about to be instructed. Will they explain the issues?

Most houses in Ottery St Mary are freehold rather than leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local conveyancer used to dealing with such properties who can assist with the conveyancing process. It is clear that you are buying in Ottery St Mary so you should seriously consider shopping around for a Ottery St Mary conveyancing practitioner and be sure that they are used to advising on leasehold houses. First you will need to check the unexpired lease term. As a leaseholder you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want with the house. The lease comes with conditions for example obtaining the freeholder’spermission to conduct changes to the property. It may be necessary to pay a contribution towards the upkeep of the estate where the house is part of an estate. Your solicitor will advise you fully on all the issues.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Ottery St Mary - Sample of Questions you should consider Prior to buying

    How much is the annual maintenance fee and ground rent? Are there any major works anticipated that will increase the service costs?

I acquired a house in Ottery St Mary last 3/2/2020 and to date it is still not recorded with HMLR. It is part of a new estate and my solicitor told me that it can take 12 months to register. I have spoken with HM Land Registry directly and they say that the original application was cancelled due to failure to reply to requisitions. Should I be concerned?

It is your conveyancing practitioner that you really need to contact in order to satisfy any issues which have been raised as part of the registration formalities for your Ottery St Mary property. Normal Ottery St Mary conveyancing practice includes an undertaking on the part of the previous owner’s lawyer that they will help resolve any requirements raised by HMLR so it may be a case of taking action to enforce that undertaking if necessary.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Ottery St Mary regulated by the SRA

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

  • Everys, The Laurels, 46 New Street, Honiton, Devon, EX14 1BY

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Ottery St Mary regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Ottery St Mary specialising in commercial conveyancing in Ottery St Mary. This may include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Everys, The Laurels, 46 New Street, Honiton, Devon, EX14 1BY

Residential conveyancing in Ottery St Mary almost always comprises the following:

  • Solicitor instructed by the buyer on acceptance of the offer
  • Checking the title unregistered or registered
  • Undertaking Ottery St Mary property searches for the property
  • Reviewing draft contract and other documentation forwarded by the seller’s conveyancer
  • Raising enquiries with the owner’s conveyancer
  • Agreeing the wording of the purchase contract
  • Examining replies given by the owner to pre-contract enquiries
  • Agreeing the wording for a Transfer Deed for completion
  • Guiding the buyer in respect of the loan offer: (if relevant)
  • Drafting and sending the buyer a report on title (that is; a breakdown of all findings on the property)
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Completion of and submitting to HMRC the correct SDLT forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration formalities for the change in ownership and the mortgage (where appropriate) at the HMLR.

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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