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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in High Wycombe

Can the conveyancing solicitors identified via your search tool execute conveyancing in High Wycombe by way of an attended exchange?

There are a few conveyancing specialists who can conduct 24hr exchanges. You should call us to get a costs illustration and details as to dates.

I used Wolstenholmes a few years ago for my conveyancing in High Wycombe. I now require my file but the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?

Do call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate 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 hired, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

How does conveyancing in High Wycombe differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in High Wycombe approach us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is ready to move into. This is because developers in High Wycombe tend to acquire the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in High Wycombe or who has acted in the same development.

I decided to have a survey carried out on a house in High Wycombe before instructing lawyers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. Our surveyor advised that some banks will not issue a loan on such a property.

It varies from the lender to lender. HSBC has different instructions from Nationwide. If you call us we can investigate further via the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in High Wycombe. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in High Wycombe especially if they are accustomed to such properties in High Wycombe.

I would like to let out my leasehold apartment in High Wycombe. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask her. Is permission from the freeholder required?

Some leases for properties in High Wycombe do contain a provision to say that subletting is only permitted with prior consent from the landlord. The landlord is not entitled to unreasonably refuse but, in such cases, they would need to review references. Experience dictates that problems are usually caused by unsatisfactory tenants rather than owner-occupiers and for that reason you can expect the freeholder to take up the references and consider them carefully before granting permission.

Leasehold Conveyancing in High Wycombe - Examples of Queries before buying

    Many High Wycombe leasehold properties will have a service charge for the upkeep of the block levied on behalf of the freeholder. Should you purchase the apartment you will have to pay this liability, normally quarterly accross the year. This can vary from several hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for blocks with lifts and large communal grounds. There will also be a ground rent for you to pay yearly, normally this is not a large figure, say about £50-£100 but you need to check it because sometimes it can be many hundreds of pounds. Does the lease have more than 80 years left? How much is the ground rent and service charge?

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