Landlord Solicitors – Buy To Let – Conveyancing
Your specialist landlord solicitors in Cornwall and Devon
When you are investing in a buy to let property, you want conveyancing solicitors who understand your particular needs as a landlord. Coodes Solicitors’ specialist buy to let conveyancing team is here to help you through every step of your buy to let purchase and as a landlord.
A buy to let can be a great investment. Perhaps you want to tap into the market for rental properties in your local area. And with Cornwall and Devon’s timeless appeal as holiday destinations, you may be considering investing in a holiday home.
You can rest assured that our specialist buy to let lawyers are part of a large conveyancing team, which has been rated the best in the South West for customer service.
We have offices in St Austell, Truro, Falmouth, Newquay, Launceston, Liskeard, Penzance and Holsworthy. That gives us a wealth of local knowledge and means we can provide a personal face-to-face service, in a location near to your work or home.
Buy to let solicitors: a personal and professional service
When you invest in a buy to let property, your needs and requirements are very different from when you are buying a home for yourself. That is why you need specialist buy to let solicitors, who understand an investment buyer’s unique legal and financial position.
Many law firms pigeon-hole a buy to let investor as another residential property client. Here at Coodes Solicitors, we know that helping you invest in your buy to let property requires a special blend of legal skills.
Our fast and experienced buy to let conveyancing team can give you expert help and advice on everything from the property purchase to tenancy agreements and disputes, should you experience any difficulties in the future.
Because we sit on most of the lenders’ panels we are familiar with the formalities lenders impose on their buy to let mortgage products. That means our landlord solicitors can advise you on the conditions applied to buy to let mortgages, which are different from those for other mortgages.
What is buy to let?
Buy to let is an investment where a residential property is bought to rent out for a profit. Whether you are looking to build up a portfolio of investment properties or are just exploring the possibility of buy to let, it is crucial to seek professional legal advice from expert landlord solicitors.
Landlord and tenant solicitors: advising you on your responsibilities
No matter how hands-on you want to be in renting out the property, our specialist landlord and tenant solicitors can assist you every step of the way.
Some investors choose to pay a percentage of the monthly rent to a managing agent. Ultimately though, you, as the owner of the property, will remain responsible for complying with the relevant legislation. Our specialist buy to let conveyancing team has the expertise to advise you on what you need to do to comply.
As buy to let solicitors, our service does not stop when you have the keys to your buy to let property. Our specialist landlord and tenant solicitors can also help you with if things go wrong with your tenant.
Landlords have a responsibility to provide a safe environment for anyone in their property, whether they are tenants, employees or visitors. Our buy to let solicitors are on hand to help you understand your responsibilities as a landlord.
Getting your buy to let property ready for tenants
Not every buy to let property is the same. Our buy to let conveyancing team can advise you on any changes you need to make to ensure your property is ready for tenants. For example, you may need to secure planning consent if the property is to be used for multiple occupation. You will also need to consider disabled access.
Right at the outset, we will give you a checklist setting out the main points you will need to consider when starting to let your property to tenants, during the tenancy and at the end of the tenancy.
Preparing assured short-hold tenancies and advising on tenancy deposit schemes
The drafting and upholding of a tenancy agreement will be a major factor in the success of your buy to let. As landlord solicitors we will ensure your tenancy agreement is structured in the best way possible, helping to make your investment a success.