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  • 5 Using a local Solicitor generally means that you will receive a more personalised service. Online forums bear testimony to the idea that in choosing a large conveyancing firm, your matter is handled by a team of people who who update you by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Benson since January 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Benson

Should conveyancers request money up-front when it comes to conveyancing in Benson?

Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in Benson your lawyer will request that you put them with monies to cover the search fees. Normally this is requested to cover the fees of the Local Authority Search. If any deposit is as part of the total price then this should be required shortly before exchange of contracts. The closing balance that is needed will be payable a couple of days prior to the day of completion.

The deeds to our house can not be found. The conveyancers who handled the conveyancing in Benson 10 years ago have long since closed. What are my next steps?

Nowadays there are copies made of almost everything, and your conveyancer will be aware precisely where to find all the appropriate paperwork so you can buy or dispose of your house without a hitch. If copies are not available, your lawyer can arrange cover in the form of insurance or indemnities protecting you against future claims on your premises.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a leasehold apartment up to £245,000 and identified one near me in Benson I like with a park and station nearby, the downside is that it's only got 49 years on the lease. There is not much else in Benson suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a lease with such few years left?

If you require a home loan the shortness of the lease will likely be an issue. Reduce the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current owner has owned the premises for a minimum of twenty four months you could request that they start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor regarding this matter.

I need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Benson for my sale. Can I check a solicitor's record with the profession’s regulator?

You may search for documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions stemming from investigations from 2008 onwards. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For information Pre 2008, or to check a solicitors record, call 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For callers outside the UK, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator may recorded telephone calls for training purposes.

Can you provide any top tips for leasehold conveyancing in Benson from the perspective of expediting the sale process?

  • Much of the delay in leasehold conveyancing in Benson can be avoided where you appoint lawyers as soon as your agents start marketing the property and request that they start to collate the leasehold information which will be required by the purchasers’ representatives.
  • You believe that you know the number of years left on your lease but it would be advisable verify this via your lawyers. A purchaser's conveyancer will not be happy to advise their client to to exchange contracts if the remaining number of years is under 80 years. It is therefore important at an early stage that you consider whether the lease term for your property needs extending. If it does, contact your solicitors before you put your property on the market for sale. If you hold a share in a the freehold, you should ensure that you are holding the original share certificate. Arranging a re-issued share certificate can be a time consuming formality and slows down many a Benson home move. Where a new share certificate is required, you should approach the company director and secretary or managing agents (if relevant) for this at the earliest opportunity. A minority of Benson leases require Licence to Assign from the landlord. If this applies to your lease, you should place the estate agents on notice to make sure that the purchasers put in hand bank and professional references. Any bank reference should make it clear that the buyer is able to meet the annual service charge and the actual amount of the service charge should be quoted in the bank’s letter. You will therefore need to provide your estate agents with the actual amount of the service charge so that they can pass this information on to the buyers or their solicitors.

I inherited a ground floor flat in Benson, conveyancing formalities finalised in 2003. Can you work out an approximate cost of a lease extension? Equivalent flats in Benson with over 90 years remaining are worth £206,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £45 per annum. The lease ceases on 21st October 2091

You have 67 years remaining on your lease the likely cost is going to span between £10,500 and £12,000 plus professional fees.

The figure above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure without more comprehensive due diligence. You should not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be additional concerns that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action placing reliance on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

I am purchasing a flat and need a conveyancing solicitor in Benson who is on the lender solicitor panel. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a Benson solicitor?

Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for the bank who conduct conveyancing in Benson. We dont recommend any particular conveyancing practice.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Benson regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Benson but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Hedges Law Limited, 16 Market Place, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 0AE
  • Stefanie O'bryen, 20 Shirburn Street, Watlington, Oxfordshire, OX49 5BT

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Benson

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Benson practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • Hedges Law Limited, 16 Market Place, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 0AE

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in Benson ordinarily comprises the following:

  • Taking instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Acting on behalf of the mortgage company (if relevant)
  • Negotiating the terms of the transaction
  • Drawing up Transfer or approving draft Transfer
  • Agreeing amendments to the draft Transfer
  • Communicating with parties with regards to the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and transferring funds to the appropriate parties
  • Completing and submitting to HMRC the correct stamp duty forms and payment
  • Registering the transfer of ownership and the mortgage (where relevant) at the HM Land Registry.

Neighboring Locations

Dorchester On Thames
Benson
Cholsey
Wallingford

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

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