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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Maidenhead

I am the sole beneficiary of my late mum's estate with all property in now in my sole name, including the my former home in Maidenhead. The Maidenhead property was put into my name in March. I now wish to sell up. I do know about the Mortgage Lenders 6 month 'rule', meaning my property ownership may be treated the same way as though I had purchased the house in March. Do I have to wait half a year to sell?

The CML handbook requires solicitors to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." By the strict wording you could be impacted by that. Most mortgage companies would take a practical view as this provision principally exists to identify subsales or the wholesaling and assigning of property.

I have paid off my mortgage with Virgin Money. I assume I don't need a Maidenhead solicitor on the Virgin Money panel to discharge the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.

If you have finished paying off your Virgin Money mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Virgin Money mortgage from the register. Virgin Money, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Virgin Money has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Virgin Money has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Virgin Money mortgage has been paid off.

I am due to exchange contracts on my apartment. I had a double glazing fitted in June 2010, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's lender, Yorkshire BS are being problematic. The Maidenhead solicitor who is on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel is recommending indemnity insurance as a solution but Yorkshire BS are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do Yorkshire BS have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that Yorkshire BS have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Yorkshire BS may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

It has been 4 months since my purchase conveyancing in Maidenhead completed. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £180,000. 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 property 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.

Is it possible to change firm as I have to choose a firm on the Aldermore conveyancing panel. I had appointed a family conveyancing solicitor in Maidenhead five minutes from me but the firm is not accepted by Aldermore

It would be our pleasure to assist you find a conveyancing solicitor in Maidenhead on the Aldermore panel. Please note that the property lawyers that we work with do not pay us fee if you instruct them and are registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in Maidenhead. In making use of the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this page, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Maidenhead.

Having had my offer accepted I require leasehold conveyancing in Maidenhead. Before I get started I require certainty as to the remaining lease term.

If the lease is recorded at the land registry - and almost all are in Maidenhead - then the leasehold title will always include the basic details of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

Maidenhead Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Queries Prior to buying

    Plenty Maidenhead leasehold flats will incur a service bill for the upkeep of the block levied by the management company. Where you acquire the flat you will have to pay this contribution, normally quarterly throughout the year. This can be anything from a few hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for large purpose-built buildings. There will also be a rentcharge to be met yearly, ordinarily this is not a large figure, say approximately £50-£100 but you should to check it because on occasion it could be prohibitively expensive. Is there a share of the freehold? Make sure you find out if there is anything that is prohibited in the lease. For instance plenty of leases prohibit pets being allowed in in a block in Maidenhead. If you like the flatin Maidenhead however your dog can’t live with you then you have a very hard compromise.

There are a lot of properties in Maidenhead on unadopted roads. My wife and I are buying one such property. What would be the advantages and disadvantages of purchasing a property on a private road?

Maidenhead conveyancing solicitors are familiar with dealing houseson private. Your lawyer should investigate title to find any rights or responsibilities. It is possible that there is a residents association that residents make annual payments for the upkeep of the road. Where one exists, the road should be maintained and appear better than publicly maintained.

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