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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bourne End

I have given 8 weeks notice to my existing landlord and have to vacate my let out flat in Bourne End by the end of next month. Conveyancing for my house purchase is progressing. Can I complete in 5 weeks as don't want to have to find short term accommodation?

The normal practice is not to serve notice on a rental until exchange of contracts has taken place. Assuming that you have not already done so, notify to your conveyancer and urge them to they cajole the other lawyers, try to a target completion date that all parties will work towards

My wife and I are selling our house in Bourne End and according to the buyers it appears that there is a risk of it being constructed on contaminated land. A high street Bourne End conveyancer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the buyers are using a web based conveyancing outfit as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Bourne End. We have lived in Bourne End for 5 years we know that this is a non issue. Should we contact our local Authority to obtain clarification that the buyers are looking for.

It would appear that you have a conveyancing solicitor already. Are they able to advise? You must 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 life insurance to cover that same sickness)

It has been 4 months following my purchase conveyancing in Bourne End concluded. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £150,000 when infact I paid £170,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the residence from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

Can you offer any advice when it comes to appointing a Bourne End conveyancing practice to deal with our lease extension?

When appointing a conveyancer for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Bourne End conveyancing firm) it is imperative that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We recommend that you talk with two or three firms including non Bourne End conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions might be of use:

    How familiar is the firm with lease extension legislation?

Bourne End Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Sample of Queries before buying

    Where a Bourne End lease has fewer than eighty years it will impact the marketability of the property. Check with your lender that they are willing to lend given the lease term. Leases with less than 80 years remaining means that you will most likely have to extend the lease sooner rather than later and it is worth finding out what this would cost. For most Bourne Endlease extensions you will be be obliged to have been the owner of the property for 24 months in order to be entitled to extend the lease. How many of the leaseholders are in arrears for their maintenance charge payments? How much is the ground rent and service charge?

Developers have put forward a property lawyer and I've obtained a quote from them. They are almost £250 cheaper than my own Bourne End conveyancing practitioner. Should I use them?

Builders often have lists of conveyancers who expedite matters and who know the seller’s documentation and solicitor. As many developers offer an inducement to use their approved conveyancer for this reason, any increased fees can be avoided and a developer won't put forward a conveyancing factory and run the risk of having the conveyancing stall when they require an exchange inside a month. A counter-argument for not opting for the suggested conveyancing practitioner is that they may prove hesitant to fight for your interests for fear of alienating the sellers. Where you have concerns that this may be the case you should stick with your local Bourne End lawyer.

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