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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Cookham

We have very assertive vendors who has insisted on a lock out agreement with a non-refundable deposit 10k. Are such arrangements recommended for Cookham conveyancing transactions?

Exclusivity contracts are contracts between a home seller and prospective acquirer giving the buyer exclusive rights to purchase the premises for a certain period of time. Essentially, a lock out agreement is a contract specifying that you should receive a contract at a later date which is the main conveyancing contract. It is generally utilised for buyer confidence though in many situations, the vendor may stand to benefit from such agreements as well. There are various pros and cons to having them but you should to check with your conveyancer but note that it may result in incurring more in conveyancing charges. In light of these reasons these agreements are avoided in relation to conveyancing in Cookham.

I am buying a new build apartment in Cookham. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.

Set out below is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Cookham

    Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. 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 Vendor must covenant to keep unsold units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents.

What is different about your site and other web based conveyancing solicitors when it comes to conveyancing in Cookham?

At this site obtain a fixed fee costs illustration from a Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer that appreciates the nuances for your conveyancing in Cookham. Unlike many estate agents and many comparison sites we do not charge firms a fee if you instruct them for your home move in Cookham

I need to retain a conveyancing solicitor for sale conveyancing in Cookham. I've chance upon a site which looks to be the perfect solution If there is a chance to get all the legals completed via email that would be ideal. Should I be wary? What should out be looking out for?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

Last November I purchased a leasehold flat in Cookham. Do I have any liability for service charges for periods before completion of my purchase?

In a situation where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous owner and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. Strange as it may seem, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. It is an essential part of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to ensure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

Cookham Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Questions you should consider Prior to Purchasing

    Its a good idea to discover as much as you can concerning the managing agents as they will affect your use and enjoyment of the property. Being a leasehold owner you are often at the mercy of the managing agents both financially and when it comes to every day issues like the tidiness of the common parts. Don't be afraid to ask other people whether they are happy with them. Finally, investigate as to the dates that you are obliged pay the service charge to the appropriate party and precisely how they are spending the funds. It is important to be aware if fixing the lift or some other major work is pending that will be shared by the tenants and may well dramatically increase the the service costs or require a specific payment. If a Cookham lease has no more than eighty years it will impact the value of the apartment. Check with your bank that they are happy with remaining years on the lease. Leases with less than 80 years remaining means that you will most likely have to extend the lease at some point and you need to have some idea of how much this will be. For most Cookhamlease extensions you would be be obliged to have owned the premises for two years before you are entitled to carry out a lease extension.

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