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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Old Windsor

As someone unfamiliar with conveyancing in Old Windsor what’s your top tip you can give me for the home moving process in Old Windsor

Not many law firms or advisers will tell you this but conveyancing in Old Windsor and elsewhere in England and Wales is often a confrontational process. In other words, when it comes to conveyancing there exists an abundance of opportunity for friction between you and other parties involved in the legal transfer of property. For instance, the vendor, estate agent and even potentially your lender. Selecting a lawyer for your conveyancing in Old Windsor an important selection as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONLY person in the process whose interest is to protect your legal interests and to keep you safe.

We are witnessing a worrying increase of a "blame" culture- someone must be at fault for the process being so protracted. You your first instinct should be to trust your solicitor above all other players in the home moving process.

Are the BSA planning on creating a search tool with a view to to identify firms on the Melton Mowbray Building Society conveyancing panel for instance in Old Windsor?

We have not been informed any intention on the part of the BSA to promote such a tool.

I am downsizing from our home in Old Windsor and according to the buyers it appears that there is a risk of it being constructed on contaminated land. Any local lawyer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the purchasers used a nationwide conveyancing practice rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Old Windsor. We have lived in Old Windsor for 4 years we know that this is a non issue. Should we contact our local Authority to seek confirmation need.

It would appear that you have a conveyancing firm currently acting for you. What do they say? You need to check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same illness)

I bought my home on 6 February and the transaction details is not yet on the land registry website. Should I be concerned? My conveyancing solicitor in Old Windsor advises it should be concluded in less than a month. Are transfers in Old Windsor particularly slow to register?

As far as conveyancing in Old Windsor registration is no faster or slower than anywhere else in the country. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timeframes can adjust depending on the party submitting the application, whether there are errors and whether the Land registry have to notify any interested persons or bodies. As of today approximately three quarters of submission are fully dealt with in less than three weeks but occasionally there can be extensive hold-ups. Registration is effected once the new owner has moved in to the property so an expedited registration is not always primary concern but where there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your solicitor can speak with the land registry and explain the circumstances.

All being well we will complete our sale of a £425,000 garden flat in Old Windsor on Wednesday in a week. The management company has quoted £384 for Landlord’s certificate, building insurance schedule and previous years statements of service charge. Is the landlord entitled to charge such fees for a flat conveyance in Old Windsor?

Old Windsor conveyancing on leasehold flats often requires the purchaser’s solicitor submitting enquiries for the landlord to answer. Although the landlord is not legally bound to answer these enquiries the majority will be willing to do so. They are at liberty to invoice a reasonable charge for answering questions or supplying documentation. There is no set fee. The average costs for the information that you are referring to is over three hundred pounds, in some situations it exceeds £800. The administration charge invoiced by the landlord must be sent together with a synopsis of entitlements and obligations in relation to administration fees, without which the charge is not strictly payable. In reality one has no choice but to pay whatever is demanded should you wish to sell the property.

Old Windsor Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Questions you should ask Prior to Purchasing

    What restrictions are there in the Old Windsor Lease? You will want to find out as much as you can about the managing agents as they will impact your use and enjoyment of the property. Being a leasehold owner you are often at the mercy of the managing agents from a financial perspective and when it comes to daily issues like the upkeep of the common parts. You should not be afraid to ask prospective neighbours what they think of them. Finally, be sure you discover the dates that the maintenance fees are due to the relevant party and specifically how they are spending that money. The majority of Old Windsor leasehold properties will be liable to pay a service bill for the upkeep of the building set by the landlord. Where you purchase the property you will have to meet this charge, normally quarterly during the year. This may vary from a couple of hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for large purpose-built blocks. In all probability there will be a ground rent to be met annual, ordinarily this is not a exorbitant amount, say approximately £25-£75 but you need to enquire it because sometimes it can be many hundreds of pounds.

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