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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Datchet

We were about to instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Datchet recommended by you but stumbled across alternative quotes via the web appear cheaper – how come?

One can find plenty of websites promoting alleged £99 conveyancing, but additionalcharges result in the completion fee mounting up beyond all recognition. Conveyancers are obliged to make sure that costs listed in terms and conditions should be equitable raised The law firms that we list for conveyancing in Datchet genuinely set out all legal fees for the property you intend tobuy.

My lawyer has discovered a a legal deficiency with the lease for the apartment we are buying in Datchet. The other side have put forward title insurance as a workaround. We are happy with insurance and will cover the costs. Our solicitor says that he must be satisfied that the lender is willing to move forward with this solution. Who is the client here, us or the mortgage company ?

Even though you have a mortgage offer from the lender does not mean to say that the property will meet their conditions for the purposes of a mortgage. Your lawyer has to ensure that the lease has to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook specifications. You and the lender are the client. The appropriate lender specifications must be adhered to.

Will my conveyancer be raising questions about flooding during the conveyancing in Datchet.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for solicitors specialising in conveyancing in Datchet. There are those who acquire a house in Datchet, completely expectant that at some time, it may be flooded. However, aside from the physical damage, where a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, satisfactory building insurance, or dispose of the property. There are steps that can be taken during the course of a house purchase to forewarn the buyer.

Solicitors are not qualified to offer advice on flood risk, but there are a various searches that can be initiated by the buyer or by their solicitors which will give them a better understanding of the risks in Datchet. The standard information sent to a buyer’s conveyancer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) contains a standard inquiry of the seller to determine whether the premises has historically flooded. In the event that flooding has previously occurred and is not notified by the seller, then a buyer could bring a legal claim for losses as a result of such an misleading reply. A purchaser’s solicitors will also conduct an enviro search. This should reveal if there is any known flood risk. If so, additional inquiries will need to be conducted.

I have a semi-detached Edwardian house in Datchet. Conveyancing solicitor represented me and Bank of Scotland. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and there are a couple of entries: one for freehold, the second leasehold with the matching address. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?

You should assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Datchet and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with buyers. You can also question the situation with your conveyancing solicitor who completed the work.

I am hoping to put an offer on a small detached house that seems to be perfect, at a great figure which is making it all the more appealing. I have just been informed that the title is leasehold rather than freehold. I am assuming that there are particular concerns purchasing a house with a leasehold title in Datchet. Conveyancing advisers have are soon to be appointed. Will they explain the issues?

Most houses in Datchet are freehold rather than leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local solicitor used to dealing with such properties who can assist with the conveyancing process. It is clear that you are purchasing in Datchet in which case you should be looking for a Datchet conveyancing practitioner and be sure that they are used to transacting on leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the number of years remaining. As a lessee you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want to the property. The lease will likely included provisions such as obtaining the landlord’sconsent to conduct changes to the property. You may also be required to pay a maintenance charge towards the upkeep of the estate where the property is part of an estate. Your solicitor will appraise you on the various issues.

I am the registered owner of a split level flat in Datchet, conveyancing formalities finalised 3 years ago. How much will my lease extension cost? Comparable flats in Datchet with over 90 years remaining are worth £180,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £65 per annum. The lease finishes on 21st October 2078

With just 59 years left to run the likely cost is going to span between £20,900 and £24,200 as well as professional fees.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to advice on the actual costs in the absence of comprehensive due diligence. You should not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt additional issues that need to be considered and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward placing reliance on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

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