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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Marlow

Is there a reason why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Marlow costs more?

Marlow leasehold properties involve far more paperwork than a freehold purchase, and therefore takes more time to examine and advise upon.Conveyancing will involve the lease having to be checked which is usually a lengthy document, queries raised to ensure that the covenants and conditions have been observed. If it is a flat there will be a management company in existence and the accounts of this will need to be checked and enquiries raised to ensure it is operating efficiently and that all monies due have been paid by the Seller to the company and if not ensuring that money is paid up to date or the appropriate undertakings obtained.

It has been three months following my purchase conveyancing in Marlow completed. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £150,000 when infact I paid £215,000. 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 premises 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.

I'm purchasing a new build house in Marlow benefiting from help to buy. The sellers would not budge the price so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of additionals instead. The house builders rep suggested that I not disclose to my lawyer about this deal as it would impact my loan with Nottingham Building Society. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

I have been sourcing a conveyancing practitioner in Marlow for my house move. Is it possible to check a solicitor's record with the legal regulator?

You may search for published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions stemming from inquisitions started on or after 1 January 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For information Pre 2008, or to check a firm's record, telephone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. International callers, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator could recorded call for training purposes.

Last June I purchased a leasehold property in Marlow. Am I liable to pay service charges for periods before completion of my purchase?

Where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous owner and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. Strange as it may seem, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to be sure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

Marlow Leasehold Conveyancing - Sample of Questions you should consider before buying

    What prohibitions are contained in the Marlow Lease? What is the service charge and ground rent on the property? It would be wise to discover if there is anything that is prohibited in the lease. By way of example some leases prohibit pets being allowed in in a block in Marlow. If you like the propertyin Marlow but your dog is not allowed to make the move with you then you have a very difficult choice.

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