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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Earley

I used Arc property Solicitors a few years past for my conveyancing in Earley. I now require my papers but cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?

You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracking down your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Earley of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

I'm buying my first flat in Earley with a mortgage from Alliance & Leicester . The builders refused to budge the amount so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of additionals instead. The estate agent advised me not inform my solicitor about the deal as it could jeopardize my mortgage with Alliance & Leicester . Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

In my capacity as executor for the estate of my grandmother I am selling a property in Swansea but reside in Earley. My solicitor (who is 250 kilometers from merequires that I execute a statutory declaration prior to completion. Could you suggest a conveyancing solicitor in Earley who can attest this legal document for me?

strictly speaking you are unlikely to need to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally or notary public or qualified solicitor will do regardless of whether they are based in Earley

What are your top tips when it comes to finding a Earley conveyancing practice to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?

When appointing a property lawyer for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Earley conveyancing practice) it is most important that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We recommend that you speak with two or three firms including non Earley conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions could be helpful:

    What are the charges for lease extension work?

I invested in buying a 1 bedroom flat in Earley, conveyancing formalities finalised in 2005. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Equivalent flats in Earley with over 90 years remaining are worth £176,000. The ground rent is £50 invoiced every year. The lease ceases on 21st October 2099

With just 80 years remaining on your lease we estimate the premium for your lease extension to range between £7,600 and £8,800 plus costs.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to supply the actual costs in the absence of detailed investigations. You should not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be other concerns that need to be considered and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action based on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

Estate agents have just been given the go-ahead to market my 2 bed flat in Earley.Conveyancing lawyers have not yet been instructed but I have recently had a yearly maintenance charge demand – Do I pay up?

Your conveyancing lawyer is likely to suggest that you should pay the service charge as normal because all ground rent and service charges will be apportionedon completion, so you should recover the relevant percentage by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the subsequent invoice date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer unless 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

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