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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Colnbrook

When will exchange of contracts happen for purchase conveyancing in Colnbrook and am I required to attend the lawyers office?

Where you are round the corner to one of the conveyancing solicitors in Colnbrook you are welcome to attend to sign contracts. However, the law practices we work with provide countrywide coverage for conveyancing and give just as diligent and professional a job for you when communicating with you electronically. The executing of the contract is not the point of no return. Signing on the dotted line is necessary for the solicitor to officially exchange when the time is right, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The exchange process is is usually a five minute process, although where a long "chain" is in play, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Colnbrook)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.

A relative pointed out to me me that in buying a property in Colnbrook there could be a number of restrictions affecting the ability to carry out external alterations to the property. Is this right?

We are aware of anumerous of properties in Colnbrook which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to external changes. Part of the conveyancing in Colnbrook should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

I can not fathom if my mortgage offer requires a lease extension. I have called into my local Colnbrook building society branch on numerous occasions and was told it wasn't an issue and they would lend. My Colnbrook conveyancing solicitor - who is on the lender conveyancing panel- called and was told they will not lend based on their published requirements. Who do I believe?

Your lawyer has to comply with the CML Handbook Part 2 specifications for your bank. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the lender will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the bank to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years remaining.

I am due to exchange contracts on my apartment. I had a double glazing fitted in June 2006, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s lender, Lloyds are being problematic. The Colnbrook solicitor who is on the Lloyds conveyancing panel is happy to accept ‘lack of building regulation’ insurance but Lloyds are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do Lloyds have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that Lloyds have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Lloyds may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

Have completed on a a detached house in Colnbrook , What is the estimated time for the Land Registry to deal with the formalities evidencing the transfer to my name? My Colnbrook conveyancing solicitor has been painfully slow, so I want to be sure the land registry aspects are concluded.

As far as conveyancing in Colnbrook registration is no quicker or slower than the rest of the country. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timescales can vary subject to who lodges the application, whether there are errors and if the Land registry must send notices to any interested persons or bodies. At present in the region of 80% of such applications are completed in less than three weeks but some can be subject to extensive hold-ups. Historically registration occurs after the buyer has moved in to the premises so 'speed' is not typically primary concern but where it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your conveyancer can speak with the land registry and explain the circumstances.

All being well we will complete the sale of our £325,000 flat in Colnbrook in seven days. The managing agents has quoted £312 for Certificate of Compliance, building insurance schedule and 3 years statements of service charge. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge exorbitant fees for a flat conveyance in Colnbrook?

Colnbrook conveyancing on leasehold flats ordinarily involves administration charges levied by management companies :

    Completing conveyancing due diligence questions Where consent is required before sale in Colnbrook Copies of the building insurance and schedule Deeds of covenant upon sale Registering of the assignment of the change of lessee after a sale
Your conveyancer will have no control over the level of the charges for this information but the average costs for the information for Colnbrook leasehold premises is £350. For Colnbrook conveyancing transactions it is customary for the seller to pay for these costs. The landlord or their agents are under no legal obligation to answer such questions most will be willing to do so - albeit often at exorbitant prices where the fees bear little relation to the work involved. Unfortunately there is no law that requires fixed charges for administrative tasks. Neither is there any legal time frame by which they are obliged to supply the information.

I own a garden flat in Colnbrook, conveyancing was carried out July 2010. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Equivalent flats in Colnbrook with an extended lease are worth £222,000. The ground rent is £50 invoiced annually. The lease runs out on 21st October 2092

With only 71 years remaining on your lease we estimate the premium for your lease extension to span between £9,500 and £11,000 plus professional fees.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs without more comprehensive investigations. Do not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other issues that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward based on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

Why do I have to provide my conveyancing practitioner with various items of ID ahead of starting my conveyancing in Colnbrook?

Colnbrook property lawyers are required by the Law Society, SRA, HM Land Registry and current AML Regulations to certify that the have checked the identity of their clients. It is also sometimes a requirement of your mortgage offer. In addition they have to complete various forms, particularly those relating to SDLT and need to have details such as your full names, NI number and DOB.

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