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Reasons to use our Lightwater conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Lightwater is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 2 No matter what any alternative companies inform you it just might be necessary to attend your conveyancer to execute documents. Too many 3rd parties are already with an interest in a house sale without needing to add Royal Mail into the mix.
  • 3 Lightwater property lawyer are the key to a successful Lightwater conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your move
  • 4 Lightwater conveyancers work in partnership with Lightwater estate agents, property finders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, offering all the legal expertise and support you require
  • 5 The Lightwater conveyancing practitioners that are identified are dedicated to providing the most cost, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and remortgagors in Lightwater

Examples of recent conveyancing in Lightwater since July 2021*

Sale

of terraced premises, School Lane, GU20 6EY completing on 04/08/2021 at a price of £775,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of terraced premises, Turpins Rise, GU20 6NG completing on 23/07/2021 at a price of £485,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, preparing statement detailing charges, sending title deeds and signed transfer to buyer’s solicitor

Transfer

of terraced premises, Benner Lane, GU24 9JQ completing on 12/08/2021 at a price of £600,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in preparation for completion

Transfer

of house premises, Upper Chobham Road, GU15 1EH completing on 06/08/2021 at a price of £890,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending title deeds and signed transfer to buyer’s lawyers

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Lightwater

Last July we completed a house move in Lightwater. We have since encountered a number of problems with the property which we consider were missed in the conveyancing searches. Is there anything we can do? What searches should? have been ordered for conveyancing in Lightwater?

The query is not clear as what problems have arisen and if they are specific to conveyancing in Lightwater. Conveyancing searches and due diligence undertaken during the buying process are carried out to help avoid problems. As part of the process, the vendor completes a form referred to as a SPIF. answers turns out to be incorrect, you could possibly take legal action against the seller for any losses that you have suffered. The survey should have identified any problems with the structure of the property. Assuming a detailed survey was carried out and the issues were not identified, you may have a claim against the surveyor. However, if you did not have a full survey, you may be responsible for fixing any defects that have now been noted. We would always encourage buyers to take every possible step to ensure they are completely aware of the condition of a property before purchase regardless of whether they are buying in Lightwater.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up during conveyancing in Lightwater?

Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Lightwater. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

How does conveyancing in Lightwater differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Lightwater come to us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is built. This is because developers in Lightwater usually purchase the site, 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 conveyancers 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 used to new build conveyancing in Lightwater or who has acted in the same development.

In what way can the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 affect my commercial offices in Lightwater and how can you help?

The 1954 Act provides protection to business tenants, giving them the a statutory right to make a request to court for a renewal lease and remain in occupation at the end of the lease term. There are limited grounds that a landlord can refuse a lease renewal and the rules are complicated. Fees are different for commercial conveyancing. Lightwater is one of the numerous locations in which our lawyers are based

I own a leasehold flat in Lightwater. Conveyancing and Aldermore mortgage are in place. I have received a letter from someone saying they have taken over the freehold. It included a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1997. The conveyancing solicitor in Lightwater who previously acted has long since retired. Any advice?

The first thing you should do is contact the Land Registry to be sure that this person is indeed the new freeholder. It is not necessary to incur the fees of a Lightwater conveyancing solicitor to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for £3. You should note that regardless, even if this is the rightful landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.

I am the registered owner of a 1st floor flat in Lightwater, conveyancing having been completed March 2011. Can you let me have an estimate of the premium that my landlord can legally expect in return for granting a renewal of my lease? Corresponding flats in Lightwater with over 90 years remaining are worth £202,000. The ground rent is £60 charged once a year. The lease expires on 21st October 2078

With just 57 years unexpired we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £28,500 and £33,000 plus costs.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure without more detailed due diligence. You should not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be additional concerns 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.

Our lawyer in Lightwater has uncovered a defect with the lease for the apartment we are purchasing in Lightwater. The seller’s lawyers have put forward defective title insurance as a solution. We are happy with insurance and will pay for it. Our solicitor has advised that as he is on the mortgage company conveyancing panel he must check that the lender is happy with this solution. Are we the client or is the mortgage company?

Just because you have a mortgage offer from the mortgage company does not mean to say that the property will be meet their requirements for the purposes of a mortgage. Your Lightwater conveyancing lawyer has to ensure that the lease has to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook Requirements. You and the bank are the client. The appropriate lender requirements have to be complied with by the lender conveyancing panel who has to balance acting for you and the mortgage company

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Lightwater regulated by the SRA

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

  • Neale Turk Rochfort, 12 Kings Ride, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 4JG
  • Heald Nickinson, Lansdowne House, Knoll Road, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 3SY
  • Lee & Company, 2 Princess Way, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 3SP
  • Foster Harrington Solicitors Limited, 22 Park Street, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 3PL
  • Benjamin H Dorman, Northwood House, Sunning Avenue, Sunningdale, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 9PW

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Lightwater regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Lightwater practicing in commercial conveyancing in Lightwater. This may include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Neale Turk Rochfort, 12 Kings Ride, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 4JG
  • Heald Nickinson, Lansdowne House, Knoll Road, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 3SY
  • Lee & Company, 2 Princess Way, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 3SP
  • Benjamin H Dorman, Northwood House, Sunning Avenue, Sunningdale, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 9PW
  • Hyland Fitzwater Limited (incorporating C.a.g.solicitors), 44 Chertsey Road, Chobham, Woking, Surrey, GU24 8PJ

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Lightwater regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Lightwater but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Vickery Conveyancing Ltd, 75/79 Park Street, GU15 3PE
  • Lyons And Company Conveyancing Llp, 6 Anchor Crescent, GU21 2PD
  • Bradleys Property And Probate Lawyers, 76 Frimley High Street, GU16 7HP
  • Brogan Property Lawyers Ltd, 90 High Street, GU16 7JE
  • Sunningdale Property Lawyers, 13 Hermitage Parade, SL5 7HE

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

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