I am purchasing a garden flat in Saltash. Can I do my own conveyancing?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing in Saltash you will have to appoint a solicitor on your lender's conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to be made in you doing conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on your lender panel in Saltash.
I have justfound out that Action Conveyancing have closed. They conducted my conveyancing in Saltash for a purchase of a leasehold flat 10 months ago. How can I establish that the property is in my name in the name of the previous owner?
The quickest way to see if the property is in your name, you can make 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 Saltash conveyancing specialists.
How does conveyancing in Saltash differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build property in Saltash come to us having been asked by the seller to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is built. This is because house builders in Saltash typically acquire the land, 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 Saltash or who has acted in the same development.
Taking into account that I will soon part with 450k on a garden flat in Saltash I wish to talk to a lawyer regarding thetransaction prior to appointing the firm. Is this something that you can arrange?
This is something that we encourage - it is our preference to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you first talking to the solicitor who will be carrying out your conveyancing in Saltash.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - each client is unique individual, not a matter number. The solicitors that we put you in touch with believe that the figure you are calculated and presented to you for residential conveyancing in Saltash should be the figure that you end up paying.
My husband and I are novice buyers - had an offer accepted, yet the agent has warned us that the seller will only move forward if we appoint the agent's recommended solicitors as they are insisting on an ‘expedited deal’. My instinct tells me that we should use a family solicitor accustomed to conveyancing in Saltash
We suspect that the seller is unaware of this ultimatum. If they require ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a genuine purchaser is is going to put the whole deal at risk. Contact the sellers directly and explain that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are ready to progress, with finances in place © you do not need to sell (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)but you are going to appoint your preferred Saltash conveyancing lawyers - not the ones that will provide the estate agent a commission or hit his conveyancing targets demanded by corporate headquarters.
Can you offer any advice when it comes to choosing a Saltash conveyancing practice to deal with our lease extension?
If you are instructing a conveyancer for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Saltash conveyancing firm) it is most important that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We recommend that you speak with several firms including non Saltash conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions might be useful:
If they are not ALEP accredited then why not?
Saltash Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Questions you should ask before buying
The prefered form of lease structure is where the freehold interest is in the ownership of the leaseholders. In this situation the leaseholders benefit from control and although a managing agent is usually employed if it is bigger than a house conversion, the managing agent is directed by the tenants. Is anyone aware of any major works on the horizon that will likely increase the maintenance costs? Generally speaking the outlay for major works are not included within maintenance charges, although there some managing agents in Saltash obliged tenants to contribute towards a sinking fund and this is used to offset against major repairs or maintenance.