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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Cotswolds

I am in the market for a reasonably priced property lawyer. Do I opt for a web based conveyancer rather than a local Cotswolds conveyancing lawyer?

Cotswolds is a special area, where neighbourhood knowledge is a significant benefit. The relaxed pace of life has an upside – just not for your house move. The property lawyers that we recommend display in-depth Cotswolds intelligence with a proactive, can doattitude that ensures everything runs smoothly. It is a definite plus where they can make use of long term connections with financial advisers, estate agents, valuers and other Cotswolds conveyancing solicitors

When does exchange of contracts take place for sale conveyancing in Cotswolds and do I need to attend the lawyers branch?

If you are local to one of the conveyancing solicitors in Cotswolds you are invited in to sign documents. However, the lender approved solicitors we recommend offer a nationwide conveyancing service and give as equally detailed and professional a job for you when communicating with you electronically. The executing of the property agreement is not the important part. A signed contract is necessary for the conveyancer to officially exchange when the time is right, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The exchange process is nowadays normally dealt with by telephone and can be very rapid, although where a long "chain" is in the mix, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Cotswolds)to be in the office at the appropriate time.

Are the BSA planning on creating a search tool with a view to to identify practices on the Melton Mowbray Building Society conveyancing panel for instance in Cotswolds?

We have not been informed any intention on the part of the BSA to promote such a search facility.

Will commercial conveyancing searches reveal proposed roadworks that could impact a commercial property in Cotswolds?

Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Cotswolds will carry out a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers invest in looking into accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Cotswolds. The report sets out definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Cotswolds.

For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Cotswolds it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately could cause delays to Cotswolds commercial conveyancing transactions as well as pose a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not conducted for residential conveyancing in Cotswolds.

Do you have any advice for leasehold conveyancing in Cotswolds from the point of view of saving time on the sale process?

  • Much of the frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Cotswolds can be reduced if you instruct lawyers the minute your agents start marketing the property and request that they start to put together the leasehold documentation which will be required by the purchasers’ representatives.
  • Many freeholders or managing agents in Cotswolds charge for providing management packs for a leasehold home. You or your lawyers should discover the fee that they propose to charge. The management information sought as soon as you have a buyer, thus reducing delays. The typical amount of time it takes to receive management information is three weeks. It is the most common cause of delay in leasehold conveyancing in Cotswolds. You may think that you are aware of the number of years left on your lease but it would be advisable double-check by asking your solicitors. A buyer’s lawyer will be unlikely to recommend their client to where the lease term is less than 80 years. In the circumstances it is important at an early stage that you consider whether the lease term for your property needs extending. If it does, contact your solicitors before you put your premises on the market for sale. If you have had conflict with your freeholder or managing agents it is very important that these are resolved prior to the flat being put on the market. The buyers and their solicitors will be nervous about purchasing a flat where there is an ongoing dispute. You may need to swallow your pride and pay any arrears of service charge or resolve the dispute prior to completion of the sale. 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 historic rather than unsettled.

I acquired a basement flat in Cotswolds, conveyancing formalities finalised June 2000. Can you please calculate a probable premium for a statutory lease extension? Similar properties in Cotswolds with over 90 years remaining are worth £206,000. The ground rent is £45 levied per year. The lease ceases on 21st October 2088

With 65 years remaining on your lease we estimate the price of your lease extension to range between £13,300 and £15,400 plus 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 comprehensive due diligence. Do not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be additional concerns that need to be taken into account and clearly you should 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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