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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Caversham Heights

I am need of leasehold conveyancing for an apartment in a relatively new development (five years built) in Caversham Heights. Almost all the appartments are already sold. Do I need carry out the conveyancing searches as part of conveyancing in Caversham Heights?

If you are purchasing a property with the assistance of a loan, your lender will need some (many) of the searches so you'll have no choice. If not, then Caversham Heights conveyancing searches are for you to decide upon. No doubt your conveyancer, will 'advise', perhaps in the strongest possible terms, that you should not go ahead without searches, but he or she is duty bound in this regard. One thing to bear in mind; if you are likely to sell the house one day, it may be of interest to your future buyer what the searches contain. Sometimes houses with no practical issues can still throw up adverse search results. But if you demand that your lawyer to proceed without searches then your lawyer will have to follow your instructions or you will need to change to another solicitor for your conveyancing in Caversham Heights.

I appreciate that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Am I compelled to have this when purchasing a residence in Caversham Heights? or I am told that there is a law dating back centuries that could mean that homeowners living in a parish church boundary may be liable to contribute towards maintenance towards the chancel in proximity to the church. Is this appropriate for conveyancing in Caversham Heights?

Unless a prior acquisition of the property took place after 12 October 2013 you could take it that solicitors conducting conveyancing in Caversham Heights to continue to recommend a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.

I used Arc property Solicitors several years ago for my conveyancing in Caversham Heights. Now, I need the files however cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?

You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracking down 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 Caversham Heights of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

I am looking for a leasehold apartment up to £305k and identified one near me in Caversham Heights I like with open areas and station in the vicinity, however it only has 51 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Caversham Heights suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a short lease?

If you require a home loan that many years may be an issue. Reduce the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current proprietor has owned the property for a minimum of twenty four months you could ask them to start the process of the extension and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer concerning this.

What is the reason for new build conveyancing in Caversham Heights being more expensive?

Purchasing a new build property is significantly distinct from the standard house buying conveyancing in Caversham Heights. Firstly sellers usually require contracts to exchange very quickly, so there is a lot of pressure on your conveyancing practitioner to ensure everything is in order. Furthermore new build conveyancing often involve examination of adoption of highways, drains, planning considerations, building warranties or architects certificates. Mortgage lender obligations are also more demanding. Due to the complex nature of the process for these types of properties, the conveyancing new build fees are higher than normal.

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