My family solicitor has given a fee calculation of £995 for fixed fee conveyancing in Cookham. I’m hoping to downsize from a newly refurbished detached home for £175,000. This seems expensive. Is it above the norm for conveyancing in Cookham?
The charges are a bit high. If you shop around you may be able to trim some of the cost by as much as £100 plus VAT. That being said, you mightcome to rue opting for an an untested solicitor. Remember to enquire the solicitor can act for your bank. Do make use of our comparison tool to choose a Cookham conveyancing firm on the lender’s approved list of lawyers which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Cookham.
Have completed on a a detached house in Cookham , how long should it take for the Land Registry to record the transfer to my name? My Cookham conveyancing solicitor has been very slow, so I want to be certain that my name is registered.
As far as conveyancing in Cookham registration is no quicker or slower than anywhere else in England and Wales. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timescales can adjust according to the party submitting the application, whether it is in order and whether the Land registry have to notify any other parties. As of today approximately three quarters of such applications are fully addressed within two weeks but occasionally there can be protracted hold-ups. Registration takes place after the buyer has moved in to the premises therefore an expedited registration is not always an essential issue but if there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your lawyers could contact the land registry and explain the circumstances.
I was recommended by a few selling agents in Cookham to find a conveyancer on your site. What’s the financial inducement for Estate Agents to recommend your services over alternative conveyancing organisations?
We don’t give any commission for pointing buyers and sellers in our direction. We found it would be just too difficult a fee as a client could think, ‘Why is the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not getting any benefit too?’ We would prefer to grow our business on genuine recommendations.
My cousin has urged me to use his conveyancing solicitors in Cookham. Should I use them?
There are no two ways about it the best way to select a conveyancing practitioner is to get referrals from friends or relatives who have used the firm that you are are thinking of instructing.
Last December I purchased a leasehold flat in Cookham. Am I liable to pay service charges relating to a period prior to completion of my purchase?
In a situation where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous lessee and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. However, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to be sure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.
If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).
Cookham Leasehold Conveyancing - Sample of Queries before buying
In the main the outlay for major works tend not to be included within maintenance charges, although some managing agents in Cookham obliged leaseholders to contribute towards a reserve fund and this is used to offset against larger repairs or maintenance. Best to be warned whether window replacement or some other major work is due shortly that will be shared between the leasehold owners and may well dramatically impact the level of the maintenance charges or result in a specific invoice. Who takes charge for maintaining and repairing the block?
The conveyancing solicitors carrying out our conveyancing in Cookham has forwarded papers to review that state the property is unregistered with epitome documents. Is it not the case that all properties in Cookham are registered?
It is unusual for premises in Cookham not to be registered. An 'epitome' is basically a dossier of photocopies of documents affecting an unregistered title. Many Cookham conveyancing solicitors should be familiar with such matters but where uncertainty reigns the standard proposition presently appears to be for the vendor’s solicitor to register the title first and subsequently sell - this will predictably cause a drawn-out home move.