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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Sonning Common

Do the conveyancing lawyers via your comparison service conduct attended exchange conveyancing in Sonning Common?

There are a few conveyancing specialists who can conduct personalised exchanges. You should e-mail us to get a costs illustration and details as to dates.

Do I need to pop into the offices of the solicitor to sign the legal charge? If so, I will instruct a firm who offer conveyancing in Sonning Common so that I can pop in to their offices if necessary.

Nowadays conveyancing panel lawyers for banks conduct the vast majority of work via Royal Mail, internet or over the phone. This means that they can undertake the legal work for your home move regardless of where you live in the country. That being said you can see if you can still book an appointment to visit conveyancing lawyer if you prefer.

Should our lawyer be raising questions about flooding as part of the conveyancing in Sonning Common.

Flooding is a growing risk for lawyers conducting conveyancing in Sonning Common. There are those who purchase a property in Sonning Common, fully expectant that at some time, it may be flooded. However, aside from the physical damage, if a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, adequate building insurance, or dispose of the property. Steps can be carried out as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.

Lawyers are not best placed to give advice on flood risk, however there are a number of searches that can be undertaken by the purchaser or by their lawyers which can figure out the risks in Sonning Common. The conventional set of completed inquiry forms given to a buyer’s solicitor (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) includes a usual question of the owner to determine if the premises has suffered from flooding. In the event that flooding has previously occurred which is not revealed by the owner, then a buyer could bring a claim for damages resulting from an misleading reply. The purchaser’s conveyancers may also commission an enviro report. This will indicate if there is a recorded flood risk. If so, additional inquiries should be initiated.

I am a negotiator for a reputable estate agency in Sonning Common where we have witnessed a few leasehold sales jeopardised as a result of leases having less than 80 years remaining. I have been given inconsistent advice from local Sonning Common conveyancing firms. Could you confirm whether the vendor of a flat can start the lease extension process for the buyer?

As long as the seller has owned the lease for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to kick-start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. The benefit of this is that the buyer need not have to sit tight for 2 years to extend their lease. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment has to be done before, or simultaneously with completion of the disposal of the property.

An alternative approach is to extend the lease informally by agreement with the landlord either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the purchaser.

Sonning Common Leasehold Conveyancing - Examples of Queries before Purchasing

    What prohibitions are contained in the Sonning Common Lease? How is the lease structured? Where a Sonning Common lease has no more than eighty years it will affect the salability of the property. It is worth checking with your bank that they are content with the length of the lease. Leases with fewer than 80 years remaining means that you will almost definitely need a lease extension sooner rather than later and you need to have some idea of what this would cost. For most Sonning Commonlease extensions you would be required to have owned the premises for two years before you are eligible to exercise a lease extension.

Much to my surprise my solicitor in Sonning Common has requested from me ID documents asserting that this forms part of his requirements as a solicitor on the bank Conveyancing panel. This is news to me - can I refuse?

Due to Money Laundering Regulations your conveyancing lawyer is duty bound to confirm positively your identification when entering into a business relationship with you. It is a criminal offence if your lawyer not do this. If you do not provide ID early in the transaction the solicitor must refuse to act for you. It’s unlikely a lawyer will turn you away if you come to the first meeting without relevant ID but you will have to produce it at some point so you might as well bring it with you to the initial meeting so the lawyer can tick the ID verification box and start sorting out the conveyancing straight away. If you are getting a mortgage, your lawyer also has to check ID documents to satisfy the mortgage company. This is not unique to conveyancing in Sonning Common

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