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Reasons to use our Woodbury conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Woodbury 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 would hope for.
  • 2 Our site is the only site offering you the facility to check that your property ownership legalities in Woodbury will be carried out by a property lawyer on your mortgage lender’s conveyancing panel.
  • 3 Woodbury solicitor are the linchpin to a successful Woodbury home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 4 Woodbury property lawyers have a significant advantage when it comes to Woodbury conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can affect your home move
  • 5 Over the years Woodbury property lawyer have established excellent connections with Woodbury local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of handling your house sale or purchase in Woodbury.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Woodbury since August 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Woodbury

I am about to complete buying a property in Woodbury but as a result of damage from the recent storms I have was able negotiate reparation from the vendor in the sum of six thousand pounds taking the form of a reduction in the price. This was going to be dealt with as part of amending the contract yet TSB will not permit this. Why were they informed?

Your lawyer that is on a TSB approved list is duty bound to advise TSB of any variations to the purchase price. If you were to refuse your conveyancer to notify the price change to TSB then they would have to discontinue acting for you. In addition, TSB and you would have to appoint a new lawyer for your conveyancing in Woodbury.

Can you clarify what the consequences are if my lawyer’s firm is expelled from the Aldermore Solicitor panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in Woodbury?

First, this is a very rare occurrence. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have to instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by a regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit at a cost.

There are a variety of conveyancing solicitors in Woodbury but how do I know who I should use?

Do not opt for the cheapest Woodbury conveyancing quote. You really do get what you’re paying for when it comes to property lawyers. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you know exactly what you’ll have to pay in ahead of time.

I've read lots of mortgage guides, I note that they all recommend that you should get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Woodbury solicitor - who is on the Nationwide conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. Is that normal?

Nationwide will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Nationwide will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. Your conveyancing practitioner will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Woodbury postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Nationwide, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Woodbury.

After what seems like an age I have had an offer on an apartment in Woodbury accepted, but there is a chain. The sellers have offered on a flat, however it’s not been accepted yet, and have viewings of other apartments booked. I have chosen a nearby conveyancing solicitor in Woodbury. What do I do now? When do I get the mortgage application with RBS started?

It is usual to have anxieties where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to be too out of pocket prematurely (home loan application is approx £1k, then survey, Woodbury conveyancing search fees, etc). The first course of action is to ensure that your conveyancer is on the RBS approved list. Concerning the subsequent stages this very much dictated by the specifics of your transaction, motivation for this property and on the state of the market. In a buoyant market many buyers will apply for the mortgage with RBS and pay for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they ask their conveyancing practitioner to move forward with the conveyancing in Woodbury.

Me and my brother have a 4 bedroom Georgian property in Woodbury. Conveyancing solicitor represented me and Aldermore. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are two entries: one for freehold, the second leasehold under the matching address. Is it worth asking Aldermore to clarify?

You need to assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Woodbury and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with buyers. You can also check the position with the conveyancing lawyer who conducted the purchase.

I am looking for a ground for flat up to £245,000 and identified one round the corner in Woodbury I like with amenity areas and transport links nearby, however it only has 61 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Woodbury in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a lease with such few years left?

Should you require a home loan that many years will be problematic. Reduce the price by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current owner has owned the property for a minimum of twenty four months you may ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer regarding this.

Our conveyancer has advised that he intends to complete and exchange simultaneously on the sale of our £325,000 garden flat in Woodbury next week. The managing agents has quoted £420 for Landlord’s certificate, insurance certificate and previous years statements of service charge. Is the landlord entitled to charge an administration fee for a flat conveyance in Woodbury?

For most leasehold sales in Woodbury conveyancing will involve, queries regarding the management of a building inevitably needing to be answered directly by the freeholder or its agent, this includes :

    Addressing pre-exchange questions Where consent is required before sale in Woodbury 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 Woodbury leasehold property is £350. For Woodbury 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 supply the information.

I purchased a studio flat in Woodbury, conveyancing was carried out in 2008. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Similar flats in Woodbury with over 90 years remaining are worth £197,000. The ground rent is £55 per annum. The lease finishes on 21st October 2078

With 56 years remaining on your lease we estimate the premium for your lease extension to be between £29,500 and £34,000 plus professional fees.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs in the absence of detailed due diligence. You should not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be additional concerns that need to be considered and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action based on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Woodbury

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Woodbury practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • F Arthur Jones & Co, 35 The Strand, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 1AQ
  • Vine Orchards, Trinity Chambers, 49 Rolle Street, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 2RS
  • Michelmores Llp, Woodwater House, Pynes Hill, Exeter, Devon, EX2 5WR

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Woodbury regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Woodbury practicing in commercial conveyancing in Woodbury. This should include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Truelegal Limited, 76 Fore Street, Topsham, Exeter, Devon, EX3 0HQ
  • F Arthur Jones & Co, 35 The Strand, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 1AQ
  • Vine Orchards, Trinity Chambers, 49 Rolle Street, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 2RS
  • Michelmores Llp, Woodwater House, Pynes Hill, Exeter, Devon, EX2 5WR

Planning law solicitors in Woodbury regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Woodbury practicing in planning law. This may include advice on development on contaminated land
  • Michelmores Llp, Woodwater House, Pynes Hill, Exeter, Devon, EX2 5WR

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

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