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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Tilehurst

The owners of the house we are looking to purchase have appointed a conveyancing practitioner in Tilehurst who has suggested a exclusivity agreement with a down payment 6,000. Is it wise to enter into such agreements?

There are a couple of main downsides with executing a lock out agreement (sometimes referred to as an exclusivity agreement) is that it diverts attention away from making progress with the conveyancing transaction itself, so unless it requires limited or no negotiation then it may turn out to be a cause of frustration and delay. It is not particularly popular by Tilehurst conveyancing practitioners for this reason. The other main negative is the extent of the remedies available - an aggrieved purchaser should not expect to be issued with injunctive relief to prevent the vendor completing the sale to a third party, so the only remedy available under the contract will be the recovery of wasted charges and, in limited situations, the additional payment of penalties.

My Conveyancer in Tilehurst has never been on on the Platform Home Loans Ltd Approved Panel. Is it possible for me to continue with my family solicitor even though they are not on the Platform Home Loans Ltd panel of approved conveyancing solicitors?

The limited options open to you here include:

  1. Carry on with your preferred Tilehurst solicitors but Platform Home Loans Ltd will need to instruct a lawyer on their panel. This will result in additional overall conveyancing fees as well as cause delays.
  2. Choose a new lawyer to act in the purchase, remembering to check they are Platform Home Loans Ltd approved.
  3. Persuade your Platform Home Loans Ltd based solicitor to attempt to join the Platform Home Loans Ltd panel

I have recentlybecome aware that Wolstenholmes have closed. They conducted my conveyancing in Tilehurst for a purchase of a freehold house 18 months ago. How can I be sure that the property is in my name in the name of the former proprietor?

The easiest way to see if the property is in your name, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Tilehurst conveyancing specialists.

I have been on the look out for a leasehold apartment up to £195,000 and found one round the corner in Tilehurst I like with amenity areas and railway links nearby, the downside is that it only has 61 years on the lease. There is not much else in Tilehurst for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error purchasing a lease with such few years left?

If you need a mortgage the shortness of the lease will likely be problematic. Reduce the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current proprietor has owned the premises for a minimum of 2 years you may ask them to start the process of the extension and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer concerning this.

I am using a search engine for the phrase cheap conveyancing in Tilehurst it reveals many solicitorsin the vicinity. With so much choice what is the best way to find the right solicitor for purchase transaction?

The ideal way of finding the right conveyancer is via trusted referral, so ask colleagues and family who have purchased a property in Tilehurst or the respected estate agent or financial adviser. Fees for conveyancing in Tilehurst vary, so it's advisable to obtain at least four fee estimates from different law firms. Be sure to obtain confirmation that the charges are assured not to to be inflated.

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