Do your property lawyers carry out property auction conveyancing in Yelverton?
Our firm is highly knowledgeable with buyers at auction. Conventionally hard to value properties are bought at auction which demand added examination before committing. We therefore strongly encourage auction buyers to appoint a suitable property lawyer well in advance of the actual auction to allow enough time for a title report of the auction legal papers.
I am buying a medieval barn conversion in the parish of Littleham. Will a chancel search be required?
A conveyancing solicitor may suggest that a chancel search be ordered. Chancel repair may be imposed on owners of a home where Parochial Church Councils may have not done so in the past, so indemnity insurance may be advisable even if liability is unlikely.
Is it easy to sell a house without using an estate agent?
It’s relatively straightforward to sell your own home without involving an estate agent, although you should be warned that it’s a time-consuming process (which is why agents set a certain fee to pay for their time in getting your home sold).
First you need to get a proper valuation of your home, which can be done by paying a chartered surveyor and registered valuer, or you can research the house prices in the area for similar properties to get an idea of how they are selling.
Once you are happy with the price, you can advertise the property (there are several free sites that allow you to do this). Legally, you’re required to obtain an Energy Performance Certificate for the property before putting it up for sale, so you’ll need to organize a registered energy assessor to create this for you. Then you can start arranging viewings and negotiate an agreed price with anyone who is interested.
We would recommend, however, that you sign up with an estate agent as they can do all the leg work for you. The key thing, though, is to understand their fees and rates before signing an agreement with them.
Who do I give the appliance warranties to if they are being left at the property I’m selling?
If you are leaving what is generally termed ‘white goods’ at the property you are selling, which are still in warranty, the documentation should be given to your solicitor so that any warranties can be given to the buyer’s solicitor as part of the contract.
Note that, should you be leaving any electrical (or other) items at the property, this should be made clear on the Fixtures and Fittings Form (TA10) and agreed as early as possible between you and the buyers, particularly if you want financial recompense in so doing.
Which local authority looks after Yelverton?
Yelverton is located in West Devon Borough Council, Kilworthy Park, Tavistock, DEvon, PL19 0BZ, phone: 01822 813 602
My mortgage lender is Beverley Building Society - is there anything I need to know?
When organising a mortgage, legal work must be undertaken in relation to the mortgage. Some lenders have reduced their 'solicitor panel'. For buyers, this can result in significantly increased conveyancing costs. Homeward Legal, however, can act on behalf of most mortgage lenders.
Will my Yelverton conveyancer inform me about the amount to be paid of council tax on a Band B property prior to completing on the purchase?
Your conveyancer will consult with the West Devon local authority to enquire about the appropriate council tax charges which will be added to the conveyancer's title report.
The latest tax rates for properties in Yelverton are tabled on the West Devon council site. At the time of writing, 28 November 2012, band rates are:
- Band A - £1,067.00
- Band B - £1,245.00
- Band C - £1,423.00
- Band D - £1,601.00
- Band E - £1,957.00
- Band F - £2,313.00
- Band G - £2,669.00
- Band H - £3,202.00