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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Maidenhead

My partner’s uncle is a conveyancing practitioner. I hope that I will receive preferential fee for conveyancing, However if that does not come materialise, what level of costs should I be expecting for conveyancing in Maidenhead?

It’s prudent to obtain two or three conveyancing quotes. Do use our comparison tool on this page. Whilst prices may contrast greatly but the service one can expect are distinct between law firms as is true with the vast majority of professional services.

Have just purchased a probate house at auction in Maidenhead. Conveyancing is needed. What are my next steps?

Having to in every practical sense signed on the dotted line you now have to retain a conveyancing solicitor as a matter of urgency as you now have a fast approaching deadline in which to complete the purchase. All auction property should have an associated legal set of papers. This will include most,if not all of the documents that your lawyer will need. Where you are dealing with leasehold property the auction pack may contain a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing documentation relating to leasehold premises. You need to give this to your appointed conveyancing solicitor ASAP. You also need to ensure that your finances are organised to complete the transaction on the set completion date.

is it true that all Maidenhead solicitors on the Nottingham conveyancing panel are overseen by the SRA?

As solicitors, in order to be on the Nottingham conveyancing panel they would need to be overseen by the SRA. Many lenders do permit licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such organisation would be governed by the CLC.

I had a mortgage agreed in principle with Skipton. Maidenhead conveyancing practitioners were instructed. What is the average time that one could expect to receive a mortgage offer from Skipton?

There is no definitive answer here. Have Skipton completed the valuation? Have you advised Skipton as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Skipton conveyancing panel? Sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued.

I have been on the look out for a leasehold apartment up to £305k and identified one round the corner in Maidenhead I like with a park and transport links nearby, the downside is that it only has 52 remaining years left on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Maidenhead in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a short lease?

Should you require a home loan the shortness of the lease will be an issue. Reduce the price by the amount the lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing proprietor has owned the premises for a minimum of 2 years you may request that they commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor regarding this.

What tools are available to search for a Maidenhead solicitor on the Coventry Building Society conveyancing panel? I am a keen cyclist and am happy to travel upto 25kilometers to meet the solicitor.

You can use the tool on this page. Please choose the bank and your location and you will see a number of Maidenhead conveyancing lawyers located nearest you. We have detailed some Maidenhead conveyancing firms towards the end of this page and you can call them to verify if they are on the Coventry Building Society approved list

Do you have any advice for leasehold conveyancing in Maidenhead from the perspective of saving time on the sale process?

  • A significant proportion of the delay in leasehold conveyancing in Maidenhead can be reduced where you appoint lawyers the minute your agents start marketing the property and ask them to put together the leasehold documentation which will be required by the buyers’ conveyancers.
  • The majority of freeholders or managing agents in Maidenhead charge for providing management packs for a leasehold home. You or your lawyers should find out the fee that they propose to charge. The management information can be applied for on or before finding a buyer, thus accelerating the process. The typical amount of time it takes to obtain the necessary information is three weeks. It is the most frequent cause of frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Maidenhead. A minority of Maidenhead leases require Licence to Assign from the landlord. If this is the case, it would be prudent to place the estate agents on notice to make sure that the purchasers put in hand bank and professional references. The bank reference will need to confirm that the buyers are financially capable of paying the annual service charge and the actual amount of the service charge should be quoted in the bank’s letter. You will therefore need to provide your estate agents with the service charge figures so that they can pass this information on to the buyers or their lawyers. In the event that you altered the property did you need the Landlord’s consent? In particular have you laid down wooden flooring? Most leases in Maidenhead state that internal structural changes or laying down wooden flooring require a licence from the Landlord consenting to such works. Where you fail to have the consents to hand do not communicate with the landlord without checking with your conveyancer before hand. If you hold a share in a the freehold, you should make sure that you hold the original share document. Arranging a re-issued share certificate is often a time consuming formality and slows down many a Maidenhead home move. If a duplicate share is necessary, you should approach the company director and secretary or managing agents (if relevant) for this at the earliest opportunity.

I am the registered owner of a split level flat in Maidenhead, conveyancing was carried out October 2007. Can you let me have an estimate of the premium that my landlord can legally expect in return for granting a renewal of my lease? Equivalent properties in Maidenhead with an extended lease are worth £265,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £50 levied per year. The lease ends on 21st October 2094

With only 75 years remaining on your lease we estimate the premium for your lease extension to range between £8,600 and £9,800 plus costs.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to supply the actual costs without more detailed due diligence. You should not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be additional concerns that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action placing reliance on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

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