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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Taplow

Our lender has recommended solicitors on their panel based in Taplow but I would rather use a conveyancing lawyer in Taplow or nearer to where I live. Are you able to help?

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Will my lawyer be asking questions about flooding during the conveyancing in Taplow.

Flooding is a growing risk for conveyancers dealing with homes in Taplow. There are those who buy a house in Taplow, completely aware that at some time, it may be flooded. However, aside from the physical damage, where a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, satisfactory building insurance, or dispose of the premises. Steps can be carried out during the course of a house purchase to forewarn the buyer.

Lawyers are not best placed to impart advice on flood risk, however there are a number of searches that can be initiated by the purchaser or by their lawyers which should give them a better appreciation of the risks in Taplow. The conventional set of completed inquiry forms supplied to a purchaser’s lawyer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) incorporates a standard inquiry of the seller to find out if the premises has ever been flooded. If flooding has previously occurred which is not disclosed by the vendor, then a purchaser may bring a legal claim for losses as a result of such an misleading response. A purchaser’s lawyers may also conduct an environmental search. This will reveal whether there is a recorded flood risk. If so, additional inquiries should be carried out.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I put an offer in two weeks back in what should have been a simple, chain free conveyancing. Taplow is the location of the property. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Taplow are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Taplow you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds diligently. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Taplow may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.

If all goes to plan we aim to complete our sale of a £425,000 garden flat in Taplow next Monday. The landlords agents has quoted £396 for Certificate of Compliance, insurance certificate and previous years service charge statements. Is the landlord entitled to charge exorbitant fees for a flat conveyance in Taplow?

Taplow conveyancing on leasehold flats more often than not requires the buyer’s conveyancer sending enquiries for the landlord to address. Although the landlord is under no legal obligation to respond to these enquiries the majority will be willing to do so. They may invoice a reasonable administration fee for responding to questions or supplying documentation. There is no upper cap for such fees. The average fee for the paperwork that you are referring to is over three hundred pounds, in some situations it is in excess of £800. The administration charge demanded by the landlord must be accompanied by a synopsis of rights and obligations in relation to administration fees, otherwise the charge is not strictly payable. In reality one has no option but to pay whatever is demanded should you wish to complete the sale of your home.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Taplow - Sample of Queries before Purchasing

    The answer will be useful as a) areas could result in problems for the building as the common areas may begin to deteriorate if repairs are not paid for b) if the leasehold owners have a dispute with the managing agents you will want to have complete disclosure Is there a share of the freehold? What is the yearly maintenance fee and ground rent?

My partner and I have AIP from Norwich and Peterborough Building Society who indicated that they will lend up to £400k. At what point do I need to instruct a practitioner for conveyancing? Taplow is where we are .

It would be wise to instruct a conveyancing practitioner now so that the solicitor can open the ledger so they can do the ID checks etc. Once you wish them to start work they will seek a payment on account usually about £225. That should normally be once you have the mortgage offer and valuation report, but should you wish to speed matters you can get going sooner even though you may be risking some expense.

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