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Examples of recent conveyancing in Berkeley since October 2021*

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of flat Library Terrace GL11 4JJ, acquired for £115,000. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, securing official copies of the title

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Berkeley

Do all mortgage companies provide you with an approved list of Berkeley conveyancing solicitors? How do you know who is on the Principality conveyancing panel?

Berkeley conveyancing firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Principality conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Principality directly.

I am the single recipient of my late grandmother’s estate with all property in now in my sole name, including the house in Berkeley. Conveyancing formalities meant that the Land Registry date was in December. I now wish to sell up. I do know about the CML six month 'rule', which means that my proprietorship could be treated the same way as if I'd bought the property in December. Is the property unsalable for six months?

The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ handbook instructs solicitors to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." Technically you could be affected by that. many banks would take a practical view as this obligation is chiefly there to capture subsales or the flipping of property.

I can not fathom if my bank requires a lease extension. I have called into my local Berkeley building society branch on various occasions and was told they are content with the situation and they will lend. My Berkeley conveyancing solicitor - who is on the lender conveyancing panel- called and was told they will not lend in accordance with their UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook minimum lease term requirements. Who do I believe?

The solicitor must comply with the CML Handbook Part 2 requirements for your lender. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the bank will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the mortgage company to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years remaining.

I am selling my apartment. I had a double glazing fitted in April 2007, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s lender, HSBC are being problematic. The Berkeley solicitor who is on the HSBC conveyancing panel is recommending indemnity insurance as a solution but HSBC are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do HSBC have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that HSBC have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why HSBC may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

I have been told that property searches are the main reason for hinderance in Berkeley conveyancing transactions. Is this right?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) released findings of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature amongst the most frequent causes of delays in the conveyancing process. Local searches are not likely to be the root cause of slowing down conveyancing in Berkeley.

How does conveyancing in Berkeley differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Berkeley approach us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is completed. This is because developers in Berkeley tend to acquire the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Berkeley or who has acted in the same development.

Due to sign contracts shortly on a studio apartment in Berkeley. Conveyancing lawyers assured me that they are sending me a report tomorrow. Are there areas in the report that I should be focusing on?

Your report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Berkeley should include some of the following:

    Rent payments - what is payable and when you need to pay, and also know whether this is subject to change What options are open to you if a neighbour is in violation of a provision in their lease? Does the lease prohibit wood flooring? Details of the parties to the lease, e.g. these could be the tennant, superior lessor, landlord Your solicitors should enable you to have an understanding of the insurance obligations
For details of the information to be contained in your report on your leasehold property in Berkeley please enquire of your conveyancer in advance of your conveyancing in Berkeley.

I purchased a 1 bedroom flat in Berkeley, conveyancing having been completed half a dozen years ago. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Similar flats in Berkeley with an extended lease are worth £195,000. The ground rent is £45 invoiced annually. The lease runs out on 21st October 2085

With only 63 years left to run we estimate the price of your lease extension to be between £16,200 and £18,600 as well as legals.

The figure above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to provide a more accurate figure without more comprehensive investigations. You should not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt other issues that need to be considered and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not move forward based on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

Can a conveyancer remove a person from the title of my home in Berkeley ?

Subtracting or adding someone to the title of your home is relatively straightforward. You’ll need to appoint a conveyancing practitioner to discuss your legal rights before you can proceed with a transfer of property. Contact us to book a free consultation with one a lawyer

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Berkeley regulated by the SRA

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

  • Pitman Blackstock White Limited, 6 Cavendish Buildings, Hill Street, Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15 5HD

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Berkeley regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Berkeley practicing in commercial conveyancing in Berkeley. This should include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Pitman Blackstock White Limited, 6 Cavendish Buildings, Hill Street, Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15 5HD
  • Loxley Solicitors Limited, Langford Mill, Charfield Road, Kingswood, Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, GL12 8RL

Whether you are going through a divorce or separation or simply wish to transfer your property to someone else, transfer of equity conveyancing in Berkeley includes some of the following tasks:

  • Obtaining instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Representing mortgage company (if applicable)
  • Agreeing the terms of the transaction
  • Preparing the Transfer or approving draft Transfer
  • Negotiating adjustments to the the Transfer deed
  • Corresponding with parties concerning the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and releasing funds to the appropriate parties
  • Completing and submitting to HMRC the appropriate stamp duty forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration procedures for the change in proprietorship and the mortgage (if applicable) at the Land Registry.

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

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