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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Caversham

I am the registered owner of a freehold residence in Caversham yet invoiced for rent, why is this and what is this?

It is rare for properties in Caversham and has limited impact for conveyancing in Caversham but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges have existed for hundreds of years, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the generation of new rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

Old rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence after 2037 will be dispensed with completely.

We are expecting a mortgage offer soon. The bank mentioned the mortgage came with free conveyancing. Does this mean I have to instruct their panel conveyancer as I would much rather use a Caversham based conveyancing firm?

Do check but the the probability is that give you one of their panel conveyancers if you accept the "fee-free" offer. Call the bank and see if they offer you a cash alternative. Some lenders have previously offered a £250 cashback as a further option in which case you could put that amount towards the cost for your conveyancing solicitor near Caversham.

Just acquired a terraced house in Caversham , how long should it take for the Land Registry to deal with the formalities evidencing my ownership? My Caversham conveyancing solicitor has been painfully slow, so I want to check that my purchase is recorded.

As far as conveyancing in Caversham registration is no faster or slower than anywhere else in England and Wales. Rather than based on location, timescales can differ subject to who lodges the application, whether it is in order and whether the Land registry must send notices to any other persons or bodies. Currently roughly three quarters of such applications are fully dealt with in less than three weeks but some can be subject to extensive hold-ups. Historically registration occurs after the new owner has moved in to the property so 'speed' is not usually top priority but if it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your solicitor must communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for an expedited registration.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build apartment in Caversham. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.

Set out below are examples of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Caversham

    Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry.

What does commercial conveyancing in Caversham cover?

Caversham conveyancing for business premises incorporates a wide range of guidance, provided by regulated solicitors, relating to business property. By way of example, this type of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more usually, the transfer of existing business tenancies or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial mortgages and the termination of leases.

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