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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in High Wycombe

Can I use your services to locate a Conveyancing solicitor in High Wycombe even if I’m not buying or selling a house, for instance where I want to acquire a shop in High Wycombe with a mortgage from Barnsley Building Society?

Our search tool is predominantly utilised to locate residential conveyancing solicitors in High Wycombe but we have recorded at the bottom of this page a selection of High Wycombe commercial conveyancing firms. You will need to make contact with the firm directly to see if they can also act for Barnsley Building Society

Will my lawyer be raising enquiries about flooding during the conveyancing in High Wycombe.

Flooding is a growing risk for conveyancers carrying out conveyancing in High Wycombe. There are those who buy a house in High Wycombe, fully aware that at some time, it may be flooded. However, leaving to one side the physical destruction, if a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, satisfactory insurance cover, or sell the premises. Steps can be carried out as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.

Conveyancers are not best placed to impart advice on flood risk, however there are a various checks that can be initiated by the buyer or on a buyer’s behalf which should give them a better appreciation of the risks in High Wycombe. The standard information supplied to a buyer’s lawyer (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) incorporates a standard question of the seller to find out whether the property has suffered from flooding. If flooding has previously occurred which is not revealed by the seller, then a buyer could issue a claim for damages as a result of such an misleading answer. The buyer’s conveyancers will also order an enviro search. This should disclose whether there is any known flood risk. If so, further investigations will need to be initiated.

five months have elapsed following my purchase conveyancing in High Wycombe completed. I have checked the Land Registry website 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 premises 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.

My husband and I are FTB’s - agreed a price, yet the agent told us that the seller will only move forward if we appoint their chosen conveyancers as they want an ‘expedited deal’. My instinct tells me that we should use a family conveyancer who is accustomed to conveyancing in High Wycombe

We suspect that the owner is unaware of this demand. If they require ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a genuine buyer is counter productive. Speak to the vendors direct and explain that (a)you are motivated buyers (b)you are excited to move forward, with finances in place © you are unencumbered (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)however you will continue to use your own,trusted High Wycombe conveyancing firm - not the ones that will give the estate agent a kickback or hit his conveyancing targets pre-set by corporate headquarters.

Do you have any advice for leasehold conveyancing in High Wycombe with the aim of expediting the sale process?

  • A significant proportion of the delay in leasehold conveyancing in High Wycombe can be bypassed where you instruct lawyers the minute your agents start advertising the property and request that they start to put together the leasehold information needed by the buyers’ solicitors.
  • If you hold a share in a the freehold, you should make sure that you hold the original share document. Obtaining a duplicate share certificate can be a time consuming formality and slows down many a High Wycombe conveyancing transaction. Where a duplicate share is needed, you should approach the company officers or managing agents (if applicable) for this at the earliest opportunity. You believe that you know the number of years remaining on your lease but you should verify this by asking your conveyancers. A buyer’s lawyer will be unlikely to recommend their client to proceed with the purchase of a leasehold property the remaining number of years is below 75 years. It is therefore important at an early stage that you consider whether the lease for your property needs extending. If it does, contact your solicitors before you put your premises on the market for sale. The majority of landlords or Management Companies in High Wycombe charge for providing management packs for a leasehold home. You or your lawyers should enquire as to the fee that they propose to charge. The management pack can be applied for as soon as you have a buyer, thus reducing delays. The typical amount of time it takes to obtain the necessary information is three weeks. It is the most common cause of frustration in leasehold conveyancing in High Wycombe.

High Wycombe Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Examples of Queries Prior to buying

    It is important to be aware whether window replacement or some other significant cost is anticipated to be shared between the leaseholders and may well dramatically increase the the service fees or result in a one off invoice. What restrictions are there in the High Wycombe Lease? The best form of lease structure is if the freehold interest is in the ownership of the leaseholders. In this arrangement the leaseholders benefit from being in charge if their destiny and although a managing agent is usually employed if it is bigger than a house conversion, the managing agent employed by the leaseholders.

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