Having sold my house in Woodley last July yet the purchaser is calling me to say her solicitor is waiting to hear from mylawyer. What are the post completion sale legalities now that I have sold?
Following your disposal your lawyer should forward the transfer deeds and all of the paperwork to the buyer’s conveyancer. Depending on the transaction, your solicitor should also evidence that the home loan has been redeemed to the buyers solicitors. There is unlikely to be post completion requirements specific conveyancing in Woodley.
I used Arc property Solicitors a few years past for my conveyancing in Woodley. Now, I need the files however the law firm has closed. What do I do?
You should call 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 Woodley of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a simple, no chain conveyancing. Woodley is where the house is located. What do you suggest?
Flying freeholds in Woodley are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Woodley you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Woodley may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.
I have been recommended by numerous selling agents in Woodley to choose a property lawyer using your seach tool. Is there a financial incentive for Estate Agents to recommend your site over and above a competitor’s?
We refuse to give any financial incentive for directing people in our direction. We found it would be just too difficult a fee as home movers will think, ‘Why is the agent getting a kickback? Why aren’t I getting any benefit too?’ We would prefer to grow our business on genuine recommendations.
My uncle has suggested that I appoint his lawyers for conveyancing in Woodley. Do I take his guidance?
Much as we are happy to recommend a Woodley conveyancing lawyer the best way to select a conveyancing practitioner is to get feedback from friends or family who have actually experience in using the solicitor that you are are thinking of instructing.
I’m about to sell my 2 bed flat in Woodley. Conveyancing is yet to be initiated, but I have just received a half-yearly service charge demand – what should I do?
Your conveyancing lawyer is likely to suggest that you should pay the service charge as usual because all rents and maintenance charges will be allotted as part of the financial calculations for completion monies, so you will be reimbursed by the purchaser for the period running from after the completion date to the subsequent invoice date. Most managing agents will not acknowledge the buyer unless the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. Having a clear account will assist your cause and will leave you no worse off financially.
Woodley Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Examples of Queries before buying
Are there any major works in the near future that will likely add a premium to the service fees? How long is the Lease? In the main the cost for major works are not wrapped into the service charges, albeit that there some managing agents in Woodley ask leasehold owners to pay into a sinking fund created for the specific intention of building a fund for larger repairs or maintenance.