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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Shepperton

What is the difference between a licensed conveyancer and conveyancing solicitor in Shepperton

Two types of professional can do conveyancing in Shepperton namely licenced conveyancers or solicitors. The two can provide conveyancing services that you need to complete the sale or purchase of property. Both are required to perform Shepperton conveyancing to the same standards and guidelines so you can be sure that your conveyancing will be professionally administered and that the requirements and procedures will be correctly taken.

I happen to be the sole recipient of my late grandmother’s will and I have everything in my name now, including the my former home in Shepperton. The Shepperton property was put into my name in November. I want to move. I understand that there is a Mortgage Lenders 6 month 'rule', meaning my property ownership could be regarded the same way as though I had purchased the house in November. Is the property unsalable for six months?

The CML handbook obliges conveyancers 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 lenders would take a sensible view as this provision is primarily there to pick up on subsales or the flipping of property.

After weeks of negotiation I have agreed a price on a house in Shepperton. My financial adviser recommended their conveyancers. I paid an upfront payment of £175. A couple of days later, the solicitor contacted me embarrassingly acknowledging that they were not on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?

You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Yorkshire BS panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.

I have been on the look out for a ground for flat up to £245,000 and identified one round the corner in Shepperton I like with amenity areas and station nearby, the downside is that it only has 51 years on the lease. There is not much else in Shepperton suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a lease with such few years left?

If you require a home loan the shortness of the lease may be a potential deal breaker. Discount the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing proprietor has owned the premises for at least twenty four months you may ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor about this matter.

As co-executor for the estate of my aunt I am selling a residence in Cardiff but live in Shepperton. My solicitor (who is 260 miles from meneeds me to execute a stat dec prior to completion. Could you suggest a conveyancing solicitor in Shepperton to witness and place their company stamp on the document?

Technically speaking you are unlikely to need to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily any notary public or qualified solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are based in Shepperton

Helen (my wife) and I may need to let out our Shepperton 1st floor flat for a while due to taking a sabbatical. We instructed a Shepperton conveyancing firm in 2004 but they have closed and we did not think at the time seek any advice as to whether the lease prohibits the subletting of the flat. How do we find out?

Your lease dictates relations between the landlord and you the flat owner; specifically, it will say if subletting is prohibited, or permitted but only subject to certain conditions. The accepted inference is that if the lease contains no specific ban or restriction, subletting is allowed. The majority of leases in Shepperton do not prevent subletting altogether – such a clause would adversely affect the market value the property. In most cases there is a basic requirement that the owner notifies the freeholder, possibly supplying a duplicate of the tenancy agreement.

I have attempted and failed to negotiate with my landlord to extend my lease without getting anywhere. Can a leaseholder make an application to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a Shepperton conveyancing firm to act on my behalf?

Absolutely. We can put you in touch with a Shepperton conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Shepperton premises is 147 Redford Close in June 2012. The Tribunal determined the lease extension premium to be at £4,200 This case was in relation to 1 flat. The remaining number of years on the lease was 82.93 years.

We are looking to buy a repossessed flat in Shepperton and the bank selling demand completion within a month. Do lawyers complete in this timeframe? Would it be better to instruct a local Shepperton firm or an online organisation that professes to offer speedy conveyancing?

Visit your Shepperton high street. Go in to 3 solicitor’s offices and ask to talk to a conveyancing solicitor for a quote. Explain your requirements and get a commitment on speed. Appoint the one that appears most genuine. Make sure to use a solicitor on the panel of conveyancers approved by your bank.

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