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Ready to buy a new home in Caversham Heights? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Caversham Heights home move at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Caversham Heights

Can you vouch for a Platform Home Loans Ltd approved Caversham Heights conveyancing conveyancer who can have us moved in within under 3 weeks? Would it be better to use a high street Caversham Heights firm or a factory type firm?

We would be happy to suggest some excellent Caversham Heights conveyancing firms. Another option is to visit the main road in Caversham Heights. Visit some well established law practices and request to see a conveyancing solicitor for a costs illustration. Explain your time frames together with the reasons and ask for a commitment on speed. Select the lawyer that genuine.

The Caversham Heights conveyancing firm that I appointed last week on my purchase in Caversham Heights have without warning shut down. I chose them because I needed a lawyer on the UBS conveyancing panel and my family Caversham Heights lawyer was not. I gave my credit card details for them to take one hundred and fifty pounds for searches. What are my options?

If you have an estate agent involved then let them know straight away so that they advise the vendors that there may be a slight delay due to the problems encountered. Hopefully they will be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You should appoint new lawyers that are on the UBS conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new solicitors may be able to help.

What does a local search inform me concerning the house I am purchasing in Caversham Heights?

Caversham Heights conveyancing often starts with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search company such as Searchflow The local search plays an important part in many a Caversham Heights conveyancing purchase; that is if you don’t want any unpleasant surprises after you move into your new home. The search should supply information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 topic headings.

I have been sourcing a conveyancing lawyer in Caversham Heights for my remortgage. Can I see a firm’s complaints history with the profession’s regulator?

You may read documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations arising from inquisitions started on or after 1 January 2008. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For records about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a solicitors history, call 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. International callers, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA may monitor telephone calls for training requirements.

All being well we will complete our sale of a £450,000 maisonette in Caversham Heights on Wednesday in a week. The management company has quoted £312 for Landlord’s certificate, insurance certificate and 3 years service charge statements. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge such fees for a flat conveyance in Caversham Heights?

Caversham Heights conveyancing on leasehold maisonettes normally necessitates the buyer’s solicitor sending enquiries for the landlord to answer. Although the landlord is not legally bound to answer these enquiries the majority will be willing to do so. They may charge a reasonable charge for responding to questions or supplying documentation. There is no set fee. The average fee for the information that you are referring to is £350, in some cases it is in excess of £800. The management information fee invoiced by the landlord must be accompanied by a summary of rights and obligations in relation to administration charges, without which the invoice is technically not due. In reality you have little choice but to pay whatever is demanded if you want to sell the property.

I purchased a garden flat in Caversham Heights, conveyancing was carried out 6 years ago. How much will my lease extension cost? Comparable properties in Caversham Heights with a long lease are worth £206,000. The ground rent is £45 invoiced annually. The lease terminates on 21st October 2089

With just 67 years unexpired we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £10,500 and £12,000 as well as professional fees.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure in the absence of detailed due diligence. Do not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt additional concerns that need to be considered and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward placing reliance on this information before getting professional advice.

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