Do the conveyancing solicitors that are recommend handle auction conveyancing in Tilehurst?
There are a few auction lawyers we can put you in touch with those who can conduct auction conveyancing. Tilehurst is one of our areas of where our lawyers are based.
It is 10 years ago since I bought my home in Tilehurst. Conveyancing solicitors have now been retained on the sale but I can't locate my title deeds. Will this jeopardise the sale?
Don’t worry too much. First the deeds may be kept by the lender or they may be in the possession of the conveyancers who oversaw your purchase. Secondly the likelihood is that the property will be registered at the land registry and you will be able to prove you are the registered owner by your conveyancing lawyers acquiring current official copies of the land registers. Nearly all conveyancing in Tilehurst involves registered property but in the unlikely event that your home is not registered it is more tricky but is not insurmountable.
I am assisting my sister sell her property in Tilehurst. Will the conveyancer arrange the EPC or should I organise this?
Following the demise of Home Information Packs, energy performance certificates was retained a required element of moving house. An energy performance certificate should be to hand before the property is advertised. It is not something that conveyancers ordinarily organise. If you are instructing a Tilehurst conveyancing practitioner they may be able to arrange EPC’s due to their contacts with long established Tilehurst providers
is it true that all Tilehurst conveyancing solicitors on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel are regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?
As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel they would need to be regulated by the SRA. The majority of mortgage companies do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such organisation would be governed by the CLC.
We were going to get a DIP from Lloyds this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Lloyds recommend any Tilehurst solicitors on the Lloyds conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently?
You will need to appoint Tilehurst solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Lloyds conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Lloyds through the process.
Frank (my husband) and I may need to rent out our Tilehurst garden flat for a while due to taking a sabbatical. We instructed a Tilehurst conveyancing firm in 2002 but they have since shut and we did not have the foresight to seek any advice as to whether the lease prohibits the subletting of the flat. How do we find out?
A small minority of properties in Tilehurst do contain a provision to say that subletting is only allowed with permission. The landlord cannot unreasonably withhold but, in such cases, they would need to review references. Experience dictates that problems are usually caused by unsatisfactory tenants rather than owner-occupiers and for that reason you can expect the freeholder to take up the references and consider them carefully before granting consent.
I purchased a split level flat in Tilehurst, conveyancing having been completed 7 years ago. Can you please calculate a probable premium for a statutory lease extension? Equivalent flats in Tilehurst with an extended lease are worth £222,000. The ground rent is £50 invoiced annually. The lease finishes on 21st October 2091
With 70 years unexpired we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £9,500 and £11,000 plus plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.
The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to supply a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive investigations. You should not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other issues that need to be taken into account and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward based on this information without first getting professional advice.
Estate agents have just been given the go-ahead to market my garden apartment in Tilehurst.Conveyancing lawyers have not yet been instructed however I have just had a yearly maintenance charge demand – should I leave it to the buyer to sort out?
Your conveyancing lawyer is likely to suggest that you should clear the maintenance contribution as you normally would because all rents and service invoices should be allottedon completion, so you will be reimbursed by the purchaser for the period running from after the completion date to the subsequent invoice date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer unless the service charges have been paid and are up to date so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. This will smooth the conveyancing process