My Conveyancer in High Wycombe is not listed on the Alliance & Leicester Approved Panel. Is it possible for me to use my family solicitor notwithstanding that they are excluded from the Alliance & Leicester panel of approved conveyancing solicitors?
The limited options available to you here include:
- Complete the purchase with your existing High Wycombe lawyers but Alliance & Leicester will need to retain a lawyer on their panel. This will inevitably rack up the total conveyancing fees and result in frustration.
- Get an alternative solicitor to to deal with the conveyancing, remembering to check they are Alliance & Leicester approved.
- Persuade your Alliance & Leicester solicitor to try to join the Alliance & Leicester panel
I am buying a house and the lawyer has raised the issue of Chancel Repair for which the house could be obligated to contribute to given it’s proximity to the area of such a church. She has recommended insurance. Is this really necessary for conveyancing in High Wycombe
Unless a previous purchase of the premises completed after 12 October 2013 you can take it that conveyancing practitioners handling conveyancing in High Wycombe to remain encouraging a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.
It has been four months since my purchase conveyancing in High Wycombe completed. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £170,000. Why the discrepancy?
The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the residence from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.
Just had an offer accepted on a new build flat in High Wycombe. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.
Here is a sample of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in High Wycombe
Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. Please confirm the Lease plans are surveyor prepared. 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. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided.
As co-executor for the estate of my aunt I am disposing of a house in Swansea but I am based in High Wycombe. My conveyancer (approximately 260 kilometers awayneeds me to execute a statutory declaration before completion. Could you suggest a conveyancing solicitor in High Wycombe to attest and place their company stamp on the document?
Technically speaking you are not likely to need to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally or notary public or qualified solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are based in High Wycombe
Last December I purchased a leasehold property in High Wycombe. Do I have any liability for service charges for periods before my ownership?
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. It is an essential part 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).
I acquired a basement flat in High Wycombe, conveyancing was carried out September 2010. Can you please calculate a probable premium for a statutory lease extension? Similar properties in High Wycombe with a long lease are worth £265,000. The ground rent is £50 levied per year. The lease comes to an end on 21st October 2097
With 76 years remaining on your lease we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £8,600 and £9,800 plus legals.
The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to provide the actual costs without more detailed investigations. Do not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt additional issues that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not move forward placing reliance on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.