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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Crowthorne

As someone with no idea as to the Crowthorne conveyancing process what’s the number one tip you can impart for the ownership transfer in Crowthorne

Not many law firms shout this from the rooftops but conveyancing in Crowthorne and elsewhere in Berkshire is often a confrontational experience. In other words, when it comes to conveyancing there is plenty of room for conflict between you and others involved in the transaction. E.g., the seller, estate agent and sometimes your bank. Selecting a lawyer for your conveyancing in Crowthorne an important selection as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the SOLE person in the process whose interest is to act in your legal interests and to keep you safe.

We are witnessing a definite ongoing adversarial element to conveyancing- someone has to be at fault for the process taking so long. You should always trust your conveyancer ahead of all other players in the conveyancing process.

The Crowthorne conveyancing solicitors that just started acting on my purchase in Crowthorne have without warning shut down. They were on acting for me because I had to have a solicitor on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel and my previous Crowthorne lawyer was not. I gave my credit card details for them to take £195 for searches. What should be my next steps?

If you have an estate agent involved then inform them straight away so that they can let the sellers know that there may be a slight delay due to the problems encountered. Most sellers would be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You should appoint new lawyers that are on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new solicitors may be able to help.

My wife and I are planning on selling our house in Crowthorne and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a possibility that the property was built on contaminated land. Any high street Crowthorne lawyer would know that there is no such problem. It does beg the question why the purchasers are using a factory type conveyancing firm rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Crowthorne. Having lived in Crowthorne for three years we know of no issue. Is it a good idea to get in touch with our local Authority to get confirmation that the buyers are looking for.

It would appear that you have a conveyancing solicitor currently acting for you. What do they say? You need to enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same illness)

Estate agents have just been given the go-ahead to market my ground floor flat in Crowthorne. Conveyancing solicitors are to be appointed soon, however I have recently received a half-yearly maintenance charge demand – should I leave it to the buyer to sort out?

The sensible thing to do is pay the invoice as you normally would given that all rents and maintenance payments should be allotted on completion, so you will be reimbursed by the purchaser for the period running from after the completion date to the subsequent invoice date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer until the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. Having a clear account will assist your cause and will leave you no worse off financially.

Crowthorne Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Examples of Queries before Purchasing

    Is the freehold reversion owned jointly by the tenants? Who are the managing agents? The best form of lease structure is a share of the freehold. In this arrangement the tenants have being in charge if their destiny and even though a managing agent is often employed if the building is larger than a house conversion, the managing agent is directed by the tenants.

I am not able to get to my Crowthorne conveyancing practitioners office to sign documents connected to my conveyancing in Crowthorne – will this be an issue?

Not a problem. Crowthorne conveyancing lawyers can deal with conveyancing transactions for clients nationwide. It is not necessary for you to be able to meet your lawyer in the flesh at a Crowthorne conveyancers office. They can deal with everything remotely from their Crowthorne office.

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