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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in High Wycombe

Finally the sale completed on my house in High Wycombe last March yet the purchaser is texting daily complaining that her conveyancer needs to hear from mysolicitor. What are the post completion sale legalities following completion?

Following your sale your solicitor is committed to send the transfer documentation and all of the paperwork to the buyer’s solicitors. If applicable, your solicitor should also evidence that the mortgage has been paid off to the purchasers lawyers. There is unlikely to be post completion tasks peculiar conveyancing in High Wycombe.

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

Flooding is a growing risk for conveyancers dealing with homes in High Wycombe. There are those who buy a property in High Wycombe, fully aware that at some time, it may be flooded. However, aside from the physical destruction, if a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, suitable building insurance, or sell the premises. There are steps that can be taken as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.

Lawyers are not best placed to impart advice on flood risk, however there are a various searches that may be undertaken by the purchaser or by their lawyers which will figure out the risks in High Wycombe. The standard completed inquiry forms given to a purchaser’s lawyer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) includes a usual question of the owner to determine if the premises has ever been flooded. In the event that the premises has been flooded in past which is not notified by the seller, then a buyer may issue a compensation claim resulting from an inaccurate response. The purchaser’s conveyancers may also order an enviro search. This should disclose whether there is a recorded flood risk. If so, more detailed investigations will need to be conducted.

I used Action Conveyancing several years ago for my conveyancing in High Wycombe. Now, I need my files but the law firm has closed. What do I do?

Do call 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 High Wycombe of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously instructed, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

How can the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 affect my business property in High Wycombe and how can you help?

The particular law that you refer to affords protection to business tenants, giving them the right to make a request to court for a continuation of occupancy at the end of the lease term. There are limited grounds that a landlord can refuse a lease renewal and the rules are complex. Fees are different for commercial conveyancing. High Wycombe is one of our many locations in which our lawyers are based

A couple of weeks ago I was advised by my bank that their approved solicitors operate no sale no charge basis for conveyancing in High Wycombe. I had a purchase fall through nevertheless the conveyancers have invoiced for search fees! They are claiming that the fees are nothing to do with their fees!

High Wycombe conveyancing search costs are separate expenses not legal costs as these are paid to independent parties.

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