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Examples of recent conveyancing in Booker since June 2022*

Disposal

of terraced property, Alford Road, HP12 4PT completing on 24/06/2022 at a price of £385,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of terraced property, Rupert Avenue, HP12 3NG completing on 01/07/2022 at a price of £550,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties, sending title deeds and executed transfer to purchaser’s lawyers

Transfer

of detached residence property, Ellsworth Road, HP11 2TU completing on 22/06/2022 at a price of £515,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, securing official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties

Conveyance

of apartment Fryers Lane HP12 3DU, sold for £220,000. Leasehold conveyancing work included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in readiness for completion, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Booker

I can't travel far from Booker. Can you please clarify why all Booker conveyancing practitioners are not on all bank panels?

Pre- 2008 most lenders displayed an approach to risk which differs from the current day. The FSA in 2010 instigated a thematic review into mortgage fraud which concluded: know the property lawyers on your panel. Accordingly, mortgage companies have since looked to extract more information from law firms concerning their operations and the individuals employed by them and set certain criteria such as completing a minimum volume of transactions. Many firms have found themselves removed from lender panels even though they had 100% healthy disciplinary record, no complaints and no claims and didn't just 'dabble' in conveyancing. Such firms found it impossible satisfy the criteria of volume of transactions the lenders insisted on.

My wife and I intend to remortgage our apartment in Booker with RBS. We have a son 19 who lives with us. Our solicitor requested us to identify anyone over the age of 17 other than ourselves who lives in the flat. The solicitor has now sent a form for our son to sign, giving up any rights in the event that the flat is repossessed. I have a couple of concerns (1) Is this document specific to the RBS conveyancing panel as he did not need to sign this form when we remortgaged 4 years ago (2) Does our son by signing this giving up his entitlement to inherit the property?

On the face of it your lawyer has done nothing wrong as it is established procedure for any occupier who is aged 17 or over to sign the necessary Consent Form, which is purely to state that any rights he has in the property are postponed and secondary to RBS. This is solely used to protect RBS if the property were re-possessed so that in such circumstances, your son would be legally obliged to leave. It does not impact your son’s right to inherit the apartment. Please note that if your son were to inherit and the mortgage in favour of RBS had not been discharged, he would be liable to take over the loan or pay it off, but other than that, there is nothing stopping him from keeping the property in accordance with your will or the rules of intestacy.

What does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Booker? Why is this being asked of me?

To satisfy the Money Laundering Regulations any Booker conveyancing firm will require evidence of your identity in all conveyancing transactions. This is normally satisfied by provision of a passport and an original bank statement or utility bill evidencing your correct address.

Under Money Laundering Regulations, conveyancers are obliged by law to validate not simply the identity of conveyancing clients but also the origin of monies that they receive in respect of any matter. An unwillingness to disclose this will lead to your conveyancer ending their relationship with you, as clearly this will cause a conflict between the set Regulations and a refusal to disclose.

Your conveyancers will have an obligation to inform the relevant authorities should they believe that any amounts received by them may contravene the Money Laundering Regulations.

I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property in Booker off the council. I have a mortgage agreed with Santander. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?

It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Santander, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Santander conveyancing panel.

Intending to buy a flat in Booker. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Lender if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.

They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Booker conveyancing practitioner is on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel.

After shopping around on the internet I have found a Booker solicitor having made sure that they are on the Santander conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property?

Santander will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Santander will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own Booker surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller.

I acquired my flat on 5 October and the transaction details is yet to be registered. Should I be concerned? My conveyancing solicitor in Booker expressed confidence that it should be dealt with in a couple of weeks. Are titles in Booker uniquely lengthy to register?

As far as conveyancing in Booker registration is no quicker or slower than the rest of England and Wales. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timescales can differ according to the party submitting the application, whether it is in order and if the Land registry need to notify any third persons or bodies. Currently in the region of 80% of such applications are fully dealt with in less than three weeks but occasionally there can be longer delays. Historically registration takes place once the purchaser has moved in to the premises so 'speed' is not typically primary concern but if there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your conveyancer should communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for an expedited registration.

The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build flat in Booker. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.

Set out below is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Booker

    Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Booker regulated by the SRA

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

  • Blaser Mills Llp, 40 Oxford Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 2EE
  • Curzon Green, 114-116 Oxford Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 2DN
  • Browns Solicitors (buckinghamshire) Ltd, First Floor, Albert House, Queen Victoria Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 1AG
  • Eden Solicitors, Wesley Court, 4a Priory Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 6SE
  • Bruce Lance & Co, 87 Easton Street, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 1NF

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Booker

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Booker with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on service charge disputes and the right to manage

  • Blaser Mills Llp, 40 Oxford Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 2EE
  • Browns Solicitors (buckinghamshire) Ltd, First Floor, Albert House, Queen Victoria Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 1AG
  • Bruce Lance & Co, 87 Easton Street, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 1NF
  • Reynolds Parry Jones Llp, 10 Easton Street, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 1NP
  • Barrett And Associates, 42 Marlow Bottom, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 3NB

Planning law solicitors in Booker regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Booker specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • Reynolds Parry Jones Llp, 10 Easton Street, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 1NP
  • Gordons Solicitors Limited, Winter Hill House, Marlow Reach, Station Approach, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 1NT
  • Louise Greer, 43 Switchback Road North, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 7QX

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

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