We are planning to acquire a house and require a conveyancing solicitor in Woodcote Green who is on the RBS conveyancing 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 RBS . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Woodcote Green.
We are close to exchanging contracts on the sale of our property in Woodcote Green and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a possibility that the property was built land that was not decontaminated. Any high street Woodcote Green conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. For the life of me I don't know why the buyers used a web based conveyancing outfit rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Woodcote Green. We have lived in Woodcote Green for 4 years we know of no issue. Should we contact our local Authority to obtain clarification that there is no issue.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing solicitor currently acting for you. Are they able to advise? You should check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same sickness)
Due to the encouragement of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Woodcote Green in advance of retaining lawyers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. The surveyor advised that some banks tend not issue a mortgage on a flying freehold premises.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Santander has different instructions for example to Halifax. If you e-mail us we can check with the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Woodcote Green. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Woodcote Green to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.
Given that I am about to spend £400,000 on a terraced house in Woodcote Green I would like to talk to a conveyancer concerning thehouse move before giving the go ahead to the firm. Is this something that you can arrange?
This is something that we encourage - it is our preference to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you first talking to the conveyancer due to be conducting your conveyancing in Woodcote Green.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - each client is an important individual, not a matter number. The practices that we put you in touch with believe that the figure you are calculated and presented to you for your conveyancing in Woodcote Green should be the amount on the final invoice that you are charged.
Should I instruct a Woodcote Green conveyancing practitioner in close proximity to the house I am hoping to buy? I have an old university friend who can deal with the legal formalities however they are based a couple of hundredmiles drive away.
The benefit of a local Woodcote Green conveyancing practice is that you can drop in to sign paperwork, deliver your ID and pester them if necessary. Having local Woodcote Green know how is a benefit. However nothing is more important than finding someone that will do a good and efficient job. If if people you trust used your friend and they were content that should trump using an unknown Woodcote Green conveyancing lawyer solely due to them being based in the area.
Do you have any advice for leasehold conveyancing in Woodcote Green with the purpose of speeding up the sale process?
- A significant proportion of the delay in leasehold conveyancing in Woodcote Green can be reduced if you instruct lawyers the minute your agents start marketing the property and request that they start to collate the leasehold documentation needed by the buyers’ representatives. In the event that you altered the property did you need the Landlord’s consent? Have you, for example laid down wooden flooring? Most leases in Woodcote Green state that internal structural changes or installing wooden flooring require a licence from the Landlord acquiescing to such alterations. Where you dont have the paperwork in place do not communicate with the landlord without contacting your lawyer before hand. If there is a history of any disputes with your freeholder or managing agents it is very important that these are resolved before the property is put on the market. The buyers and their solicitors will be reluctant to purchase a flat where a dispute is ongoing. You may need to swallow your pride and pay any arrears of service charge or resolve the dispute prior to completion of the sale. It is therefore preferable to have any dispute settled prior to the contract papers being issued to the buyers’ solicitors. You are still duty bound to disclose details of the dispute to the buyers, but it is clearly preferable to reveal the dispute as over rather than unsettled. If you have the benefit of shareholding in the freehold, you should ensure that you hold the original share document. Organising a new share certificate is often a lengthy process and slows down many a Woodcote Green home move. If a reissued share is needed, do contact the company officers or managing agents (if applicable) for this sooner rather than later. You believe that you know the number of years left on your lease but you should double-check via your solicitors. A purchaser's lawyer will not be happy to advise their client to proceed with the purchase of a leasehold property the lease term is below 80 years. In the circumstances it is essential at an as soon as possible that you identify whether the lease term requires a lease extension. If it does, contact your solicitors before you put your property on the market for sale.
I have given up trying to reach an agreement for a lease extension in Woodcote Green. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?
if there is a absentee landlord or where there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to judgment on the sum to be paid.
An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Woodcote Green property is Ground Floor Maisonette 17 Milton Road in January 2014. The Tribunal determined the premium payable by the Applicant to the should be £13,299 This case was in relation to 1 flat. The unexpired term was 71.73 years.