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Conveyancing In Whimple Q & A's

Should I get my short lease extended before selling?

Buyers are becoming increasingly wary of buying leaseholds with less than 90 years to run because, first, the cost of increasing a leasehold is becoming far more expensive, and, second, mortgage companies are becoming increasingly reticent to lend money to buy leases that have dropped below the 80-year mark (indeed, this will be one of the criteria that they set to ensure their investment is protected).

As a result, buyers will often insist that the leasehold be extended back up to the 99-year or 125-year typical thresholds before going ahead and buying it. So, as the current leaseholder, you will almost certainly be expected to do the legal work required to extend the lease to a level that buyers will be happy with.

It seems that aluminium soil contamination may be an issue in Whimple. Please advise.

Soil contamination by industrial waste, including metals, will have occurred in parts of Whimple. Also considering issues such as groundwater contaminants like solvents and disinfection by-products, contaminants affecting Whimple property will be factored into an environmental search.

What will the council tax cost for a period Band an apartment in Whimple?

The homes respective band will frequently be detailed within the title report along with the governing local authority Up-to-date rates for residents of Whimple are published online at the East Devon council website. At the time of writing on 17 December 2012 rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £1,005.00
  • Band B - £1,172.00
  • Band C - £1,340.00
  • Band D - £1,507.00
  • Band E - £1,842.00
  • Band F - £2,177.00
  • Band G - £2,512.00
  • Band H - £3,014.00

Sudden financial circumstances mean we need to exchange contracts on the sale of our co-owned freehold flat in under 30 days, do you any auction specialist fast Whimple conveyancing solicitors ?

Truthfully far too many solicitors practices are far too slow which usually adds even more aggravation to home moving.

We always work with CQS solicitors who are selected because they will communicate through the whole of the property chain (line of buyers and sellers) . Additionally our expert panel of solicitors are chosen because they have advanced HMRC and Land Registry integrated and IT systems to complete your sale as quickly as possible.

Which Whimple mortgage lender panels are you on?

Homeward Legal are able to work with all the major lenders providing financing to home buyers in Whimple. Lenders and mortgage specialists in Whimple include Mortgagefinders, 33 Dunsford Rd, Exeter, EX4 1LQ, Grosvenor Financial Services, First Floor/51-52 High St, Taunton, TA1 3PR, and Beerstone Financial, The Granary/Higher Cobden, Whimple, Exeter, EX5 2PZ.

How can a Whimple solicitor investigate the risk of a flood at Whimple?

An important part of the conveyancing protocol of purchasing a property involves your conveyancing lawyer conducting conveyancing and environmental searches that give specific information with regard to Whimple flooding.

How many weeks will the conveyancing process usually need, in your experience? The property is also local.

On average, the number of weeks taken to transfer residential property varies. This is dependent on a number of concerns such as when a third party is slow to respond. For most firms in England and Wales, the average is between 8 to 12 weeks, but we aim to complete the process within six weeks.

Should I organize a private purchase of items on the Fixtures and Fittings form?

This would be very unwise as the Fixtures and Fittings Form (TA10) forms part of the contract, and it lists all the items that the seller is planning to leave at the property with an agreed price for anything they want money for.

To try to organise a private sale outside of this clear and controlled process may result in difficulties later on in the process, which is precisely why this form is in place. If you want something to remain that’s not listed on the Fixtures and Fittings Form, raise a query through your solicitor so that negotiations may be formally carried out.

Worried about what your responsibilities are in the legal side of your move? Let Homeward Legal help with their experience and low fixed fees. Call our team now on 0800 038 6699.