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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Newbury Park

When does exchange of contracts happen for domestic conveyancing in Newbury Park and do I need to attend the solicitors branch?

If you are in close proximity to our conveyancing solicitors in Newbury Park you are welcome to come in to sign the paperwork. That being said, the lender approved solicitors we recommend offer countrywide coverage for conveyancing and give as equally comprehensive and professional a job for you when communicating with you by post or email. The executing of the property agreement is not when everything is set in stone. Signing on the dotted line simply enables the conveyancer to exchange contracts when the time is right, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The exchange process is nowadays normally dealt with by telephone and can be very rapid, although where a lengthy "chain" is in play, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Newbury Park)to be in the office at the appropriate time.

Should our lawyer be raising questions concerning flooding as part of the conveyancing in Newbury Park.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for lawyers dealing with homes in Newbury Park. There are those who buy a house in Newbury Park, fully aware that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, aside from the physical destruction, if a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, adequate building insurance, or dispose of the property. There are steps that can be taken as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the purchaser.

Conveyancers are not qualified to impart advice on flood risk, however there are a numerous searches that can be carried out by the purchaser or on a buyer’s behalf which will figure out the risks in Newbury Park. The standard information sent to a purchaser’s lawyer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) includes a usual inquiry of the owner to discover whether the property has suffered from flooding. If flooding has previously occurred and is not revealed by the owner, then a buyer could issue a legal claim for losses resulting from an incorrect reply. A buyer’s conveyancers may also conduct an enviro report. This will reveal if there is a recorded flood risk. If so, additional inquiries will need to be carried out.

It has been 4 months since my purchase conveyancing in Newbury Park concluded. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £170,000. 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 asset 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 am buying a new build flat in Newbury Park. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.

Here are examples of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Newbury Park

    Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose?

Estate agents have just been given the go-ahead to market my 2 bed flat in Newbury Park. Conveyancing is yet to be initiated, however I have just received a quarterly service charge invoice – should I leave it to the buyer to sort out?

Your conveyancing lawyer is likely to suggest that you should pay the service charge as usual as all rents and maintenance invoices will be apportioned on completion, so you will be reimbursed by the purchaser for the period running from after the completion date to the next payment date. Most managing agents will not acknowledge the buyer until the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. Having a clear account will assist your cause and will leave you no worse off financially.

My wife and I have hit a brick wall in negotiating a lease extension in Newbury Park. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?

if there is a absentee freeholder or if there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant legislation it is possible to make an application to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to decide the premium.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Newbury Park flat is 104 Coventry Road in July 2014. The Tribunal determined that the lease extension permium should be £22,896.15 This case affected 1 flat. The unexpired term was 60.29 years.

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