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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Tilehurst

In what way does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Tilehurst? Why is this being asked of me?

Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering regulations require solicitors and licensed conveyancers to check the ID of the person or body they are dealing with prior to agreeing to accepting their conveyancing instruction. The Terms of Engagement that you need to sign will no doubt confirm this. Your lawyer also has obligations to obtain certain documents in accordance with the CML Lenders Handbook requirements last updated on 1st December 2014. Where you are unwilling to hand over ID verification documents, your lawyer would not be able to accept instructions from you.

I need some quick conveyancing in Tilehurst as I am faced with a deadline to sign on the dotted line within one month. Fortunately I do not require a mortgage. Is it possible to decline from having conveyancing searches to save fees and time?

As you are are a cash buyer you are at liberty not to have searches carried out although no law firm would suggest that you don't. Drawing on years of experience of conveyancing in Tilehurst the following are instances of what can arise and adversely affect market value: Enforcement Actions, Overdue Charges, Outstanding Grants, Road Schemes,...

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified as part of conveyancing in Tilehurst?

Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Tilehurst. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

Over the last few months I have been searching for a leasehold apartment up to £235,500 and found one round the corner in Tilehurst I like with open areas and station in the vicinity, the downside is that it's only got 51 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Tilehurst suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a short lease?

Should you need a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term will be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current owner has owned the premises for a minimum of twenty four months you could request that they commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer concerning this matter.

Looking forward to complete next month on a leasehold property in Tilehurst. Conveyancing solicitors assured me that they are sending me a report next week. What should I be looking out for?

Your report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Tilehurst should include some of the following:

    You should have a good understanding of the building insurance requirements Where does the liability rest to repair and maintain the building. It is essential that you know which party is liable for the repair and maintenance of every part of the building Ground rent - what is payable and when is collected, and also know whether this is subject to change Whether the lease restricts you from renting out the property, or working from home The landlord’s rights to access the property. You should be made aware that your landlord has rights of access as well as be informed how much notice must be provided.
For a comprehensive list of information to be contained in your report on your leasehold property in Tilehurst please ask your lawyer in advance of your conveyancing in Tilehurst.

Tilehurst Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Questions you should ask Prior to buying

    How is the lease structured? For many Tilehurst leaseholds the outlay for major works are not built into the maintenance charges, albeit that there some managing agents in Tilehurst ask leaseholders to contribute towards a reserve fund and this is used to offset against major repairs or maintenance. How many of the leaseholders are in arrears for their service charge payments?

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