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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Cippenham

Is there a search tool that I can use to discover of the solicitor handling my conveyancing in Cippenham is on the bank’sconveyancing panel? I am looking to avoid the situation of having one lawyer for me and one for HSBC Bank thus paying £192.00 in supplemental conveyancing charges.

Feel free to make use of the search tool on this web page. Pick the mortgage company and type ‘Cippenham’ or your preferred area and you will be presented with numerous conveyancers located in Cippenham or near you.

There are numerous conveyancing solicitors in Cippenham but how do I know who's good?

We would encourage you not to base your choice on the lowest Cippenham conveyancing fees. You really do get what you’re paying for when it comes to conveyancing solicitors. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you know exactly what you’ll have to pay in ahead of time.

Forgive me if this question is silly but I am wet behind the ears as a first time buyer of a garden flat in Cippenham. Do I collect the keys to the property on the completion date from my lawyer? If so, I will appoint a High Street conveyancing solicitor in Cippenham?

There is no need to visit the lawyers office on the day of completion. Conveyancing lawyers for you will transfer the completion advance to the vendor’s lawyers, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you should be able to pick up the keys from the selling Agents and start moving into the property. Usually this happens between 1 and 3pm.

I am purchasing a property in Cippenham. An unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender Leeds Building Society be concerned?

Given that your lender is Leeds Building Society your lawyer must comply with the conveyancing instructions contained in Part 2 of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Leeds Building Society. The CML Handbook sets out minimum specifications for solar panel roof-space leases, and lawyers are required to report to Leeds Building Society where a lease does not comply with these provisions. The provisions relate to the installation of panels on properties nationwide and is not restricted to Cippenham.

I have justfound out that Action Conveyancing have closed. They conducted my conveyancing in Cippenham for a purchase of a leasehold flat 12 months ago. How can I check that my home is registered correctly in the name of the previous owner?

The easiest method to see if the property is in your name, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Cippenham conveyancing specialists.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build flat in Cippenham. Conveyancing is a frightening process 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.

Here is a sample of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Cippenham

    Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. 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. Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? The Vendor must covenant to keep unsold units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore.

Do you have any advice for leasehold conveyancing in Cippenham with the intention of saving time on the sale process?

  • A significant proportion of the delay in leasehold conveyancing in Cippenham can be avoided if you instruct lawyers the minute your agents start advertising the property and ask them to collate the leasehold documentation which will be required by the buyers’ solicitors.
  • If you hold a share in a the freehold, you should make sure that you have the original share document. Obtaining a replacement share certificate is often a lengthy process and delays many a Cippenham home move. Where a duplicate share is necessary, do contact the company officers or managing agents (where relevant) for this sooner rather than later. If you have had conflict with your freeholder or managing agents it is essential that these are resolved before the property is marketed. The purchasers and their solicitors will be reluctant to purchase a flat where there is a current dispute. You may have to bite the bullet and pay any arrears of service charge or resolve the dispute prior to the buyers completing the purchase. It is therefore preferable to have any dispute settled prior to the contract papers being issued to the buyers’ solicitors. You are still duty bound to disclose details of the dispute to the purchasers, but it is clearly preferable to present the dispute as over rather than ongoing. In the event that you altered the property did you need the Landlord’s consent? In particular have you laid down wooden flooring? Most leases in Cippenham state that internal structural changes or laying down wooden flooring require a licence from the Landlord acquiescing to such alterations. Where you fail to have the paperwork to hand do not communicate with the landlord without checking with your conveyancer in advance.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Cippenham - A selection of Queries before buying

    You should want to discover as much as you can concerning the managing agents as they will impact your use and enjoyment of the property. As the owner of a leasehold property you are often at the mercy of the managing agents both financially and when it comes to daily matters such as the upkeep of the common parts. Ask other tenants what they think of them. On a final note, investigate as to the dates that the maintenance fees are due to the managing agents and precisely what you get for your money. Are there any major works anticipated that will likely add a premium to the service charges? Is there a share of the freehold?

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