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Ready to buy a new home in Stokenchurch? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Stokenchurch conveyancing at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Stokenchurch

Is the fact that my conveyancer in Stokenchurch is not identified on my lender's solicitor panel that there is a problem with the quality of her conveyancing?

It would not be wise to jump to that conclusion. There are plenty of reasonable explanations. A recent report by the solicitors regulator revealed 76% of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The most common reasons for removal are: (1) lack of transactions (2) the lawyer is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. Should you be concerned you should simply call the Stokenchurch conveyancing practice and enquire why they are no longer on the approved list for your lender.

Why do I have to pay up front for conveyancing in Stokenchurch?

Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in Stokenchurch your solicitor will request that you put them with funds to cover the search fees. Ordinarily this is called for to cover the fees of the Local Authority Search. When the down payment is as part of the sale price then this should be needed immediately ahead of contracts are exchanged. The closing balance that is due will be payable a couple of days prior to the day of completion.

three months have elapsed following my purchase conveyancing in Stokenchurch completed. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £150,000 when infact I paid £180,000. 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 opted to have a survey done on a house in Stokenchurch in advance of appointing conveyancers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. Our surveyor advised that some lenders may refuse to issue a mortgage on this type of premises.

It varies from the lender to lender. HSBC has different instructions from Halifax. If you contact us we can look into this further with the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Stokenchurch. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Stokenchurch to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.

Do you have any advice for leasehold conveyancing in Stokenchurch with the intention of speeding up the sale process?

  • Much of the delay in leasehold conveyancing in Stokenchurch can be reduced where you get in touch lawyers as soon as you market your property and ask them to collate the leasehold information needed by the purchasers’ solicitors.
  • You believe that you know the number of years left on your lease but it would be wise to verify this via your solicitors. A purchaser's lawyer will be unlikely to recommend their client to to exchange contracts if the remaining number of years is below 80 years. In the circumstances it is important at an early stage that you consider whether the lease term for your property needs extending. If it does, contact your solicitors before you put your property on the market for sale. The majority of freeholders or managing agents in Stokenchurch charge for supplying management packs for a leasehold premises. You or your lawyers should enquire as to the actual amount of the charges. The management pack can be applied for as soon as you have a buyer, thus reducing delays. The typical amount of time it takes to receive management information is three weeks. It is the most common cause of frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Stokenchurch. If you have the benefit of shareholding in the freehold, you should make sure that you are holding the original share document. Obtaining a duplicate share certificate is often a time consuming process and frustrates many a Stokenchurch conveyancing transaction. If a duplicate share is required, do contact the company officers or managing agents (where relevant) for this as soon as possible.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Stokenchurch - Sample of Queries Prior to Purchasing

    The answer will be helpful as a) areas can result in problems for the building as the communal areas may start to deteriorate where services are not paid for b) if the leaseholders have an issue with the managing agents you will need to have all the details The prefered form of lease structure is where the freehold reversion is in the ownership of the leaseholders. In this scenario the lessees benefit from being in charge if their destiny and notwithstanding that a managing agent is frequently employed if the building is bigger than a house conversion, the managing agent retained by the leaseholders. Plenty Stokenchurch leasehold flats will be liable to pay a service bill for the upkeep of the block set on behalf of the freeholder. Where you buy the flat you will have to meet this liability, normally quarterly during the year. This may be anything from a couple of hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for large purpose-built buildings. In all likelihood there will be a rentcharge to be met annual, this is usually not a significant sum, say about £25-£75 but you should to check it because sometimes it could be many hundreds of pounds.

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