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  • 1 Woodley property lawyers are likely to have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
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  • 5 Woodley solicitors have a crucial advantage when it comes to Woodley conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will affect your sale or purchase

Examples of recent conveyancing in Woodley since June 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Woodley

Why would I appoint a Woodley conveyancing firm when online alternatives are cheap by comparison?

By all means make sure that you compare conveyancing costs in Woodley and you should seek a competitive estimate but don’t waste your energy looking for the lowest priced Woodley conveyancer. Locating the right conveyancer can mark the distinction between a smooth and a stressful home move. It is important that you ensure that you have expert guidance from a trusted lawyer. Emails can't take the place of a phone conversation and are no substitute for a face to face consultation. Our partner firms will find you a qualified and trusted conveyancing solicitor who can deal with your conveyancing from beginning to end, providing a level of continuity that you rarely receive from an online conveyancer. He or She will inform you on progress making sure that you are ensuring that you are updated at regular intervals. Should you need to phone the firm you will know who you need to speak to and they will be sure you're not left wondering what's going on.

Our god-son is about to exchange on a newly built flat in Woodley with a home loan from Coventry BS. His solicitor has said that there is a delay in receiving the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. What is this document - I have never come across this before?

The form is intended to provide information to the main parties engaged in the purchase. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the valuer when requested. The developer will be required to start the process by downloading the form and completing it. The form will therefore need to be available for the valuer at the time of his or her site visit. The form should be sent to the Coventry BS conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.

Completed the sale of my flat in Woodley last August yet the purchaser is e-mailing daily to say their lawyer is waiting to hear from mine. What should have happened following completion?

Following your sale your conveyancer is obliged to deliver the transfer documentation and all supplemental paperwork to the purchaser's conveyancer. Where appropriate, your conveyancer should also send confirmation that the mortgage has been paid off to the purchasers conveyancers. There is unlikely to be post completion requirements peculiar conveyancing in Woodley.

Will my conveyancer be raising enquiries regarding flooding during the conveyancing in Woodley.

Flooding is a growing risk for lawyers dealing with homes in Woodley. There are those who purchase a house in Woodley, fully aware that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, aside from the physical damage, where a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, satisfactory insurance cover, or dispose of the premises. Steps can be carried out as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.

Lawyers are not qualified to offer advice on flood risk, however there are a various searches that may be initiated by the purchaser or on a buyer’s behalf which should figure out the risks in Woodley. The conventional set of information sent to a buyer’s conveyancer (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) contains a standard inquiry of the owner to discover if the premises has suffered from flooding. If flooding has previously occurred and is not disclosed by the owner, then a buyer could bring a compensation claim as a result of such an incorrect response. The purchaser’s solicitors should also carry out an enviro search. This should higlight if there is a recorded flood risk. If so, more detailed inquiries should be initiated.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a flat up to £245,000 and found one round the corner in Woodley I like with a park and station in the vicinity, however it only has 49 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Woodley for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a short lease?

If you need a mortgage that many years may be a potential deal breaker. Discount the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing owner has owned the premises for a minimum of twenty four months you may request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor about this matter.

I have recently realised that I have 62 years remaining on my lease in Woodley. I am keen to extend my lease but my landlord is absent. What should I do?

On the basis that you qualify, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the County Court for an order to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be extended by the Court. However, you will be required to demonstrate that you or your lawyers have used your best endeavours to track down the landlord. For most situations an enquiry agent would be useful to try and locate and prepare a report to be used as evidence that the landlord can not be located. It is wise to seek advice from a conveyancer in relation to proving the landlord’s disappearance and the vesting order request to the County Court overseeing Woodley.

I am the registered owner of a ground floor flat in Woodley, conveyancing was carried out February 2011. Can you work out an approximate cost of a lease extension? Equivalent flats in Woodley with over 90 years remaining are worth £211,000. The ground rent is £45 charged once a year. The lease comes to an end on 21st October 2087

You have 67 years unexpired we estimate the premium for your lease extension to span between £10,500 and £12,000 as well as plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to provide the actual costs in the absence of detailed investigations. Do not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt additional issues that need to be considered and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not move forward based on this information before getting professional advice.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Woodley regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Woodley but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • The Head Partnership Solicitors Llp, Unit 9, Chalfont Court, Lower Earley District Centre, Lower Earley, Reading, Berkshire, RG6 5SY
  • Ackers Clayton Reeve Solicitors, 5 London Road, Twyford, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 9EH
  • Barrett & Co Solicitors Llp, Salisbury House, 54 Queens Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 4AZ
  • Boyes Turner Llp, Abbots House, Abbey Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3BD
  • Clarkslegal Llp, One Forbury Square, The Forbury, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3EB

Planning law solicitors in Woodley regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Woodley practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • Anthony Sandall & Co, Brightwell House, 40 Queens Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 4AU
  • Boyes Turner Llp, Abbots House, Abbey Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3BD
  • Field Seymour Parkes Llp, 1 London Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 4PN
  • Blandy & Blandy Llp, 1 Friar Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 1DA
  • Pitmans Llp, 47 Castle Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 7SR

Woodley commercial property solicitors provide expert offering advice on numerous issues across all aspects of commercial property law

    Creating and negotiating new leases Industrial and warehouse premises Development, including options, overage agreements, JCT building contracts Sale or acquisition of commercial property investments, including at auction High street shops, agricultural or development land to hotels and office blocks. Advice on commercial mortgages

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

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