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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Faringdon

What does a local search inform me about the house my wife and I buying in Faringdon?

Faringdon conveyancing often commences with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search company such as Onsearch The local search is essential in every Faringdon conveyancing purchase; as long as you don’t want any nasty surprises after you move into your new home. The search should supply information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 subject sections.

I have justdiscovered that Arc property Solicitors have closed. They carried out my conveyancing in Faringdon for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 9 months ago. How can I establish that my home is registered correctly in the name of the former proprietor?

The easiest way to check if the premises is in your name, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Faringdon conveyancing specialists.

My company is planning to take an assignment of a lease of a shop on a shopping parade. Can you recommend solicitors offering competitive fees for commercial conveyancing in Faringdon for below £2000?

We are happy to recommend firms who have well rounded knowledge of commercial conveyancing in Faringdon, including the disposal and purchase of businesses as well as simply property. If you are hoping to acquire or lease a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail premises or a whole business we can put you in touch with the right solicitor. As for the costs these will vary based on the structure and complexity of the deal. Let us have your details or call so as to enable us to furnish you with a fixed commercial conveyancing calculation.

Last March I purchased a leasehold property in Faringdon. Do I have any liability for service charges for periods before my ownership?

Where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous owner and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. Strange as it may seem, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. It is an essential part of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to be sure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

I invested in buying a ground floor flat in Faringdon, conveyancing formalities finalised half a dozen years ago. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Equivalent flats in Faringdon with an extended lease are worth £186,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £55 charged once a year. The lease runs out on 21st October 2071

With just 52 years unexpired the likely cost is going to be between £29,500 and £34,000 plus costs.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive investigations. You should not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt other concerns that need to be considered and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action based on this information without first getting professional advice.

I am buying a house with all finances in place. My solicitor has been supplied with with two separate forms of photographic ID, bank statement, multiple utility bills. Now he requires a copy from a probate lawyer stating that the funds are in order and that it has come from inheritance and not dealing E's in Ibiza.

For some years now requires conveyancing solicitors as well as banks, building societies and other financial institutes to obtain satisfactory evidence of the identity of the client. This is because solicitors who deal with money and property on behalf of their clients can be used by criminals wishing to launder money. In order to comply with the law of money laundering, your Faringdon conveyancing lawyer will need to obtain evidence of your identity as as well as make sure that your funds are legitimate.

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