My wife and I purchasing a 3 bedroom semi in Maidenhead. We would like to an extension at the rear at the house.Will legal investigations on the property include investigations to ascertain if these works were previously refused?
Your solicitor will review the deeds as conveyancing in Maidenhead will occasionally reveal restrictions in the title deeds which prevent certain alterations or need the consent of another owner. Certain works require local authority planning consent and approval under the building regulations. Some areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or affect extensions. You should check these issues with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.
Are all Maidenhead Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the Co-operative conveyancing panel?
Some major lenders now use CQS as the starting point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS membership however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. Nevertheless,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for firms wishing to remain on their approved list of firms.
Completion of my remortgage has taken place for my property in Maidenhead. Conveyancing was a necessary evil but I would like to complain about the lender. How does one go about formally complaining?
All banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Care Department at head office. Ordinarily complaints to a lender are sorted out very quickly. However if you are not satisfied that the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service, South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR with full details of your complaint.
I have been told that property searches are the main reason for hinderance in Maidenhead conveyancing transactions. Is this right?
The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) released determinations of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature within the most frequent causes of delays during the legal transfer of property. Local searches are unlikely to be the root cause of slowing down conveyancing in Maidenhead.
Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to our home can not be found. The conveyancers who conducted the conveyancing in Maidenhead 10 years ago are no longer around. What do I do?
You no longer need to have the physical deeds to prove you own the land or premises, as the Land Registry have everything they need in a digital format.
How does conveyancing in Maidenhead differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build property in Maidenhead come to us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is ready to move into. This is because new home sellers in Maidenhead typically acquire the real estate, 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 Maidenhead or who has acted in the same development.
How do I search for a Maidenhead solicitor on the Barclays Direct conveyancing panel? I am a keen cyclist and am willing to travel upto 25kilometers to meet the solicitor.
You can use the tool on this website. Please pick a mortgage company and your location and you will see a number of Maidenhead conveyancing lawyers located nearest you. We have listed some Maidenhead conveyancing firms towards the end of this page and you can telephone them to see whether they are on the Barclays Direct panel