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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Crowthorne

It has been five months following my purchase conveyancing in Crowthorne took place. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £150,000 when infact I paid £170,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the residence from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

Due to the guidance of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Crowthorne prior to instructing solicitors. I have been told that there is a flying freehold element to the property. The surveyor has said that some banks may not give a loan on such a home.

It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different instructions for example to Nationwide. If you e-mail us we can check with the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Crowthorne. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Crowthorne especially if they are acquainted with such properties in Crowthorne.

My partner has suggested that I appoint his conveyancers in Crowthorne. Should I use them?

No doubt the best way to choose a conveyancing lawyer is to have guidance from friends or relatives who have actually previously instructed the firm you're contemplating using.

I am tempted by the attractive purchase price for a couple of apartments in Crowthorne which have about 50 years unexpired on the leases. Do I need to be concerned?

There are plenty of short leases in Crowthorne. The lease is a right to use the premises for a period of time. As a lease gets shorter the saleability of the lease reduces and it becomes more costly to acquire a lease extension. This is why it is often a good idea to increase the term of the lease. It is often difficult to sell a property with a short lease because mortgage lenders may be unwilling to lend money on such properties. Lease extension can be a difficult process. We recommend you seek professional help from a conveyancer and surveyor with experience in this arena.

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My husband and I plan to purchase our 1st property in Crowthorne. Conveyancing solicitor has been instructed. The financial consultant suggested that a survey is not appropriate as the house was only constructed 16 yrs ago.

At the very least you should order a Home Buyer's Report. As the property is more than ten years old the property will not come with a warranty, so you don't want to take a risk. Where a property of this age shows no signs of problems a Home Buyer's report may be sufficient. They will highlight any apparent problems and recommend additional investigation if relevant. If there are any signs of material issues seek a full Building Survey from the beginning.

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