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If you have reached us by Googling ‘Conveyancing in South Brent’ follow your intuition — you will have a better house move where you instruct a conveyancing solicitor in South Brent.

Reasons to use our South Brent conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 South Brent solicitors are likely to be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 2 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these companies are often based hundreds of miles away with limited appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in South Brent
  • 3 Solicitor conveyancing firms have very good personal links with South Brent selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 4 There is a better than average chance that the other side’s solicitors are based in South Brent - if so sets of conveyancers will be familiar
  • 5 Using a high street Solicitor usually means that you will receive a more bespoke service. Sometimes when dealing with a large conveyancing firm, your conveyancing is dealt with by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.

Examples of recent conveyancing in South Brent since June 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in South Brent

Unfortunately I am unable to travel far from South Brent. Is there a reason why all South Brent property lawyers are not on all mortgage company panels?

Banks tend to restrict either the type or volume of conveyancing solicitors on their approved list of lawyers. Frequent examples of such restriction(s) being that the firm needs to have at least two partners. As well as restricting the structure of firm, some have decided to restrict the number of conveyancers they permit to act for them. You should note that building societies have no liability for the accuracy of advice given by any South Brent lawyer on their approved list. Increases in mortgage fraud was the key driver in the rationalisation of solicitor panels from 2008 notwithstanding that there are opposing opinions about whether solicitors sat at the center of that fraud. Statistics published by HMLR reveal that thousands of conveyancing firms only conduct a couple of conveyances annually. Those advocating conveyancing panel cuts question why law firms should have the right to be listed on a bank panel when clearly property law is not their primary expertise?

Finally the sale completed on my house in South Brent last November but the buyer keeps e-mailing me complaining that her lawyer needs to hear from mine. What should my lawyer have done following completion?

Post completion of your house sale your solicitor should deliver the transfer deeds and all supplemental paperwork to the buyer’s conveyancer. If applicable, your conveyancer should also confirm that the legal charge in favour of the lender has been repaid to the purchasers conveyancers. There is unlikely to be post completion formalities specific conveyancing in South Brent.

I opted to have a survey completed on a house in South Brent in advance of appointing lawyers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. The surveyor advised that some lenders tend refuse to grant a mortgage on such a home.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Bank of Scotland has different requirements from Birmingham Midshires. If you call us we can investigate further with the appropriate lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in South Brent. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in South Brent to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.

Hoping to buy a property located in South Brent and I am already nervous. I couldn't find anything specific about South Brent. Conveyancing will be needed in due course but do you know about the South Brent area? or perhaps some other tips you can share?

Rather than looking online forget looking online you should go and have a look at South Brent. In the meantime here are some basic statistics that we found

All being well we will complete the sale of our £200,000 maisonette in South Brent in 10 days. The freeholder has quoted £396 for Certificate of Compliance, building insurance schedule and previous years service charge statements. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge an administration fee for a flat conveyance in South Brent?

South Brent conveyancing on leasehold apartments usually results in administration charges invoiced by management companies :

    Answering pre-contract enquiries Where consent is required before sale in South Brent Supplying insurance information Deeds of covenant upon sale Registering of the assignment of the change of lessee after a sale
Your solicitor will have no control over the level of the charges for this information but the average costs for the information for South Brent leasehold premises is £350. For South Brent conveyancing transactions it is customary for the seller to pay for these costs. The landlord or their agents are under no legal obligation to answer such questions most will be willing to do so - albeit often at exorbitant prices where the fees bear little relation to the work involved. Unfortunately there is no law that requires fixed charges for administrative tasks. Neither is there any legal time frame by which they are required to provide answers.

I invested in buying a 1 bedroom flat in South Brent, conveyancing was carried out half a dozen years ago. Can you let me have an estimate of the premium that my landlord can legally expect in return for granting a renewal of my lease? Comparable flats in South Brent with over 90 years remaining are worth £180,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £65 yearly. The lease finishes on 21st October 2079

With 59 years unexpired we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £20,900 and £24,200 plus costs.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to supply a more accurate figure without more comprehensive investigations. Do not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be other concerns that need to be considered and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward placing reliance on this information before getting professional advice.

My father-in-law mentioned that before choosing a conveyancing solicitors they need approved by your lender. I am a FTB but I have an AIP with Nat West Bank and I already have a local conveyancing lawyer in South Brent at the ready. Does Halifax insist on an approved lawyer to be selected? If so, where do I find that list for my conveyancing in South Brent?

You should use a solicitor that is on the Halifax panel. Simply telephone your preferred South Brent conveyancing solicitor and ask if they are on the Halifax panel. If they are not on the panel you have a number of options available to you here:

  • Carry on with your preferred South Brent solicitor but Halifax will undoubtedly appoint a conveyancing practitioner from their conveyancing panel. This will result in additional cost together with potential frustration.
  • Choose a new lawyer to act in the purchase, ensuring that they are on the Halifax conveyancing panel.
  • Appeal to your conveyancer to seek to join the mortgage company panel.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in South Brent

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in South Brent specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings

  • Kings - Solicitors, 24 Fore Street, Ivybridge, Devon, PL21 9AB

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in South Brent regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in South Brent with expertise in commercial conveyancing in South Brent. This should include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • Kings - Solicitors, 24 Fore Street, Ivybridge, Devon, PL21 9AB

Home buying in South Brent is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process.

  • Obtaining instructions from parties involved
  • Examining the title unregistered or registered
  • Ordering South Brent searches with respect to the property
  • Considering the draft contract pack and other papers prepared the owner’s conveyancer
  • Raising questions with the vendor’s conveyancer
  • Agreeing the wording of the sale contract
  • Considering the replies supplied by the owner to pre-exchange enquiries
  • Agreeing the wording for a Transfer Deed for completion
  • Advising the buyer in respect of the mortgage offer: (where appropriate)
  • Drafting and sending the purchaser a report on title (that is; summarising to the buyer on the contents of the contract pack, preliminary enquiries and the result of the searches)
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion of the purchase
  • Completion of and submitting to HMRC the appropriate SDLT forms and payment
  • Registering the new ownership and the home loan (if applicable) at the HMLR.

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

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