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Reasons to use our Olney conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Using a a family Solicitor usually results in a more personal touch. Sometimes when dealing with a an online conveyancing factory, your transaction is handled by a team of people who who update you by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 2 The organisations identified on our web pages have a mix of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.
  • 3 Olney property lawyers work in conjunction with Olney estate agents, developers, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is provided to home movers every step of the way, helping make the process as straightforward as possible
  • 4 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these firms are often located many kilometers away with little understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Olney
  • 5 Over the years Olney conveyancer have developed excellent connections with Olney local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of undertaking your conveyancing in Olney.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Olney since July 2022*

Disposal

of semi property, East Street, MK46 4AP completing on 15/07/2022 at a price of £270,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the seller for signature in readiness for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Conveyance

of apartment Wellingborough Road MK46 4BG, at a price of £300,000. Leasehold conveyancing due diligence included: sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in preparation for completion, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities

Disposal

of semi residence, Osier Way, MK46 5FP completing on 15/07/2022 at a price of £380,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in preparation for completion, obtaining official copies of the title

Disposal

of house residence, The Leys, NN7 1EY completing on 06/07/2022 at a price of £245,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: securing official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Olney

This question may be naive but I am unexperienced as a first time purchaser of a ground floor flat in Olney. Do I receive the keys to the property on completion from my solicitor? If this is the case, I will find a local conveyancing solicitor in Olney?

There is no need to visit the lawyers office on the day of completion. Conveyancing lawyers for you will electronically transfer the completion advance to the owner’s lawyers, and once they have received this, you should be called to pick up the keys from the Estate Agents and move into your new home. Usually this happens between 1 and 3pm.

When it comes to mortgage companies such as Aldermore, do Olney lawyers face a fee to be on the conveyancing panel?

We are unaware of any bank fees to be on their list of approved firms, although some do charge an administration fee to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.

I have finally had an offer on a maisonette in Olney accepted, but there is a chain. The vendors have placed an offer on on an apartment, but it’s not been accepted yet, and are looking at other properties in the pipeline. I have instructed a local conveyancing solicitor in Olney. What should be my next step? When should I get the mortgage application with UBS going?

It is normal to have anxieties where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to incur expenses prematurely (home loan application is approx one thousand pounds, then survey, Olney conveyancing search fees, etc). The first course of action is to ensure that your lawyer is on the UBS approved list. As to the subsequent steps this very much depends on the specifics of your case, motivation for the property and on the state of the market. In a rising market the majority of purchasers will apply for a home loan with UBS and arrange for the valuation and only if it was satisfactory would they ask their conveyancer to press on with searches.

My relative advised me that where I am purchasing in Olney I should ask my conveyancer to carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?

A search of this type is occasionally included in the estimate for your Olney conveyancing searches. It is a large document of more than thirty pages, listing and setting out important information about Olney around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Olney Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime details, Local Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information about Olney.

I used Action Conveyancing a few years ago for my conveyancing in Olney. Now, I need the documents however the law firm has closed. What do I do?

You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracking down your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Olney of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

Due to the guidance of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Olney ahead of retaining conveyancers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. The surveyor advised that some lenders will not issue a loan on a flying freehold premises.

It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different requirements for example to Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to call us we can check with the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Olney. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Olney especially if they are accustomed to such properties in Olney.

How simple is it to transfer to a new firm as I need to retain one who is on the Chelsea Building Society conveyancing list. I was using a local conveyancing solicitor in Olney round the corner but he is not accepted by Chelsea Building Society

We will our best to assist in finding you a conveyancing solicitor in Olney on the Chelsea Building Society panel. Please note that the conveyancers that we work with do not pay us commission if you instruct them and are registered with the SRA who regulate all conveyancing solicitors in Olney. Using the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this site, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Olney.

I've recently bought a leasehold house in Olney. Am I liable to pay service charges relating to a period prior to my ownership?

Where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous owner and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. Strange as it may seem, 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 ensure 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).

Leasehold Conveyancing in Olney - A selection of Questions you should ask before Purchasing

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Olney

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Olney specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • J Garrard & Allen, 4 High Street, Olney, Buckinghamshire, MK46 4BB
  • Rushford & Mccarville Llp, Brewery House, 84 High Street, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, MK16 8AQ

Planning law solicitors in Olney regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Olney practicing in planning law. This should include advice on applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • J Garrard & Allen, 4 High Street, Olney, Buckinghamshire, MK46 4BB

Home selling conveyancing in Olney normally includes the following:

  • Solicitor instructed by the owners on acceptance of the offer
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Drafting contract and related documents
  • Submitting draft papers to the lawyer representing the purchaser
  • Negotiating contracts and replying to additional queries from the purchaser’s lawyer
  • Finalising the transfer document
  • Replying to requisitions raised by the buyer’s lawyer
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Accepting the sale proceeds and wiring funds to the owner, the estate agent and redeeming the home loan (if relevant)

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

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