We are purchasing a flat and need a conveyancing solicitor in Winnersh who is on the UBS approved panel. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a solicitor?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for UBS . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Winnersh.
I am currently in the process of buying my council flat in Winnersh. I have a mortgage agreed with TSB. Conveyancing is not something I have any knowledge of. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should have one. Any advice?
It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with TSB, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the TSB conveyancing panel.
After months of negotiation I have agreed a price on an apartment in Winnersh. My mortgage broker suggested a solicitor. I paid an upfront payment of £225. Soon after, the lawyer contacted me to say that they were not on the Skipton conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Skipton panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.
Nationwide have agreed my mortgage in principle, my offer on a apartment in Winnersh has been agreed to, what are the next steps?
The estate agent will want to be advised as to your conveyancer's details (ensure that the conveyancing practitioners are on the bank’s approved list). Telephone Nationwide or the broker and finish off any outstanding forms. Nationwide will sellect a valuer who will get in contact with the selling agent or owners to schedule a slot for the valuation to happen. Once carried out (assuming no problems) it takes on average ten days for the mortgage offer to be issued. Nationwide will send the offer to you and your property lawyers. The legal work will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Winnersh.
Due to the guidance of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Winnersh prior to appointing solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold element to the property. Our surveyor has said that some banks tend not grant a loan on a flying freehold house.
It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different requirements for example to Halifax. Should you wish to telephone us we can look into this further via the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Winnersh. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Winnersh to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.
I am looking for a conveyancing practitioner in Winnersh for my house move. Is there any facility to check a firm’s complaints history with the legal regulator?
Members of the public can see documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations arising from inquisitions commenced on or after Jan 2008. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For records about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a solicitors history, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For non-uk callers, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA sometimes recorded call for training purposes.
What advice can you give us when it comes to choosing a Winnersh conveyancing firm to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?
If you are instructing a solicitor for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Winnersh conveyancing firm) it is essential that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We suggest that you talk with two or three firms including non Winnersh conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions could be helpful:
If they are not ALEP accredited then why not? What are the legal fees for lease extension work?
Winnersh Leasehold Conveyancing - A selection of Queries before Purchasing
Plenty Winnersh leasehold apartments will have a service bill for the upkeep of the block invoiced on behalf of the landlord. Where you acquire the apartment you will have to pay this contribution, usually periodically during the year. This can be anything from a few hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for buildings with lifts and large common areas. There will also be a rentcharge for you to pay yearly, ordinarily this is not a significant amount, say approximately £25-£75 but you should to check as occasionally it can be many hundreds of pounds. The answer will be important as a) areas may result in problems in the building as the communal areas may start to deteriorate if services are not paid for b) if the tenants have a dispute with the managing agents you will want to have all the details How much is the ground rent and service charge?
Can a conveyancer remove someone from the title of my property in Winnersh ?
Extracting or adding someone to the title of your home is relatively straightforward. You’ll need to appoint a conveyancing practitioner to discuss your legal rights before you can proceed with a transfer of property. Contact us to book a free consultation with one a lawyer