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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Crowthorne

Do conveyancers request money on account for conveyancing in Crowthorne?

If you are buying a property in Crowthorne your lawyer will request that you to provide them with monies to cover the the cost of the conveyancing searches. This will be the total of the cost of the Local Authority Search. When the down payment is payable against the purchase price then this will be required shortly before contracts are exchanged. Any further balance that is needed will be payable shortly before completion.

I have been told that property searches are the number one cause of obstruction in Crowthorne house deals. Is that correct?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) published determinations of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure within the most frequent causes of delays in the conveyancing process. Searches are unlikely to be the root cause of holding up conveyancing in Crowthorne.

2 months have elapsed since my purchase conveyancing in Crowthorne took place. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £160,000. 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 asset 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.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in two weeks back in what was supposed to be a simple, no chain conveyancing. Crowthorne is the location of the property. Can you offer any guidance?

Flying freeholds in Crowthorne are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Crowthorne you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Crowthorne may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.

I own a leasehold flat in Crowthorne. Conveyancing and National Westminster Bank mortgage organised. A letter has just been received from someone saying they have taken over the reversionary interest in the property. It included a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1993. The conveyancing practitioner in Crowthorne who acted for me is not around. Any advice?

The first thing you should do is contact the Land Registry to be sure that the individual claiming to own the freehold is in fact the new freeholder. You do not need to instruct a Crowthorne conveyancing solicitor to do this as it can be done on-line for less than a fiver. Rest assured that regardless, even if this is the rightful landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Crowthorne - Examples of Questions you should ask before Purchasing

    It is important to be aware if redecorating or some other significant cost is anticipated to be shared amongst the leasehold owners and may well dramatically increase the the service charges or result in a specific invoice. Does the lease contain onerous restrictions?

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