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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bracknell

My friend's uncle is a conveyancing practitioner. I anticipate that I will receive mate’s rates for conveyancing, but if not, what level of costs would I typically be looking at for conveyancing in Bracknell?

Do compare pricing. Do use our comparison tool on this site. Whilst estimates may be different but service levels do are distinct between solicitors as is true with most professions.

Me and my partner are acquiring our first home. Our conveyancing practitioner has contact usto ask if we would like to order extra conveyancing searches. Frankly we in the dark as to what's relevant for conveyancing in Bracknell

The type of Bracknell conveyancing searches should be dictated entirely on the property, the location, the possibility of any of these risks, your knowledge of the locality and risks, your general appetite to risk. What matters is that you properly understand what information each search could provide. Then you can decide if you personally think you need that search. If in doubt, ask your property lawyer to recommend.

I used Action Conveyancing a few years ago for my conveyancing in Bracknell. Now, I need the documents but cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?

You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate 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 Bracknell of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously instructed, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a flat up to £245,000 and found one near me in Bracknell I like with amenity areas and railway links nearby, however it only has 61 remaining years left on the lease. There is not much else in Bracknell in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a short lease?

Should you require a home loan that many years will be an issue. Reduce the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing owner has owned the property for a minimum of 2 years you could ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer about this matter.

My wife and I today become aware that one of the directors of the law firm handling the purchase conveyancing in Bracknell is is the mother of the owners that we are purchasing from. Is this acceptable?

As long as there is no conflict of interest this is permitted. Where you are needing a home loan then the bank may have a say as many mortgage companies have specific requirements concerning this. For example for Lloyds TSB Scotland as of 2/2/2023, the requirements read as follows :

1.15- May your firm act if the person dealing with the transaction or a member of his immediate family is the borrower?

Yes, subject to 1.13

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