My wife and I have just acquired a house in Tilehurst. We have noticed several problems with the property which we consider were omitted in the conveyancing searches. Do we have any recourse? Can you clarify the type of searches that should have been carried out for conveyancing in Tilehurst?
It is not clear from the question as what problems have arisen and if they are specific to conveyancing in Tilehurst. Conveyancing searches and investigations initiated during the legal transfer of property are designed to help avoid problems. As part of the legal transfer of property, a seller answers a questionnaire known as a SPIF. If the information proves to be misleading, you may have a misrepresentation claim against the vendor 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 Tilehurst.
A colleague informed me that in purchasing a property in Tilehurst there could be a number of restrictions affecting the ability to carry out external alterations to the property. Is this right?
There are anumerous of properties in Tilehurst which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to external changes. Part of the conveyancing in Tilehurst should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.
We have agreed to purchase a house in Tilehurst. A rare aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Barclays have issued a mortgage offer so presumably this is not a concern to them. Why is my solicitor raising questions about the panel?
As you are obtaining a mortgage with Barclays your lawyer must comply with the conveyancing instructions set out in Section 2 of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Barclays. The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook stipulates minimum conditions for solar panel roof-space leases, and conveyancers are required to report to Barclays where a lease fails to comply with these provisions. The specifications relate to the installation of panels on properties in England and Wales and is not isolated to Tilehurst.
I am expecting a DIP from Nottingham this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we only have online calculators to go by (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Nottingham recommend any Tilehurst solicitors on the Nottingham conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently?
You will need to appoint Tilehurst solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Nottingham conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Nottingham through the process.
I have todayfound out that Arc property Solicitors have been shut down. They conducted my conveyancing in Tilehurst for a purchase of a freehold house 12 months ago. How can I be sure that the property is in my name in the name of the former proprietor?
The quickest way to see if the property is in your name, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Tilehurst conveyancing specialists.
How does conveyancing in Tilehurst differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build premises in Tilehurst contact us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is constructed. This is because new home sellers in Tilehurst usually buy the land, 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 Tilehurst or who has acted in the same development.
What does commercial conveyancing in Tilehurst cover?
Tilehurst conveyancing for business premises covers a wide array of advice, supplied by qualified solicitors, relating to business property. By way of example, this area of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more commonly, the assignment of existing business tenancies or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial loans and the termination of leases.
We're new on the property ladder - had an offer accepted, yet the estate agent informed us that the seller will only go ahead if we appoint the agent's preferred lawyers as they need an ‘expedited deal’. We would rather use a local solicitor with experience of conveyancing in Tilehurst
We suspect that the seller is not behind this ultimatum. If they desire ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a genuine buyer is not the way to achieve this. Speak to the owners direct and make sure they comprehend that (a)you are genuine buyers (b)you are ready to go, with mortgage lined up © you are chain free (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)however you are going to use your own,trusted Tilehurst conveyancing lawyers - rather thanthe ones that will provide the estate agent a commission or achieve conveyancing thresholds demanded by HQ.