I used Action Conveyancing several years past for my conveyancing in Wantage. I now require my file but cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?
You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Wantage of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously hired, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
How does conveyancing in Wantage differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build residence in Wantage contact us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is completed. This is because developers in Wantage usually purchase the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Wantage or who has acted in the same development.
What tools are available to identify a Wantage law firm on the Platform Home Loans Ltd conveyancing panel? I am a keen cyclist and am willing to travel upto 20miles to meet the lawyer.
Feel free to make use of the tool on this page. Please choose the bank and your location and you will see a number of Wantage conveyancing lawyers locally. We have listed some Wantage conveyancing firms at the bottom of this page and you can ring them to verify whether they are on the Platform Home Loans Ltd member panel
I've found a house that appears to tick a lot of boxes, at a reasonable figure which is making it more attractive. I have just discovered that it's a leasehold rather than freehold. I would have thought that there are particular concerns buying a house with a leasehold title in Wantage. Conveyancing lawyers have are soon to be appointed. Will my lawyers set out the risks of buying a leasehold house in Wantage ?
The majority of houses in Wantage are freehold and not leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local solicitor used to dealing with such properties who can assist with the conveyancing process. It is clear that you are purchasing in Wantage so you should seriously consider shopping around for a Wantage conveyancing solicitor and be sure that they are used to transacting on leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the number of years remaining. As a leaseholder you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want to the property. The lease comes with conditions for example obtaining the landlord’spermission to conduct alterations. It may be necessary to pay a contribution towards the maintenance of the estate where the house is part of an estate. Your conveyancer should report to you on the legal implications.
I bought a garden flat in Wantage, conveyancing having been completed in 2008. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Comparable properties in Wantage with over 90 years remaining are worth £185,000. The ground rent is £65 levied per year. The lease terminates on 21st October 2079
With only 60 years remaining on your lease the likely cost is going to span between £20,000 and £23,000 plus plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.
The figure above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs in the absence of comprehensive investigations. You should not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt additional concerns that need to be taken into account and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action placing reliance on this information without first getting professional advice.
It has taken forever and a day but a mortgage offer from a mortgage company for the remortgage of my 2 bedroom garden flat is to be issued imminently. Could you recommend a low cost remortgage conveyancing lawyer in Wantage ?
You have come to the wrong place to search for the lowest fares for conveyancing in Wantage. Our aim is to provide excellent value conveyancing but we do not aim to work with the cheapest lawyers. Avoid the trap of appointing brokers offering £99 conveyancing in Wantage.In your best case scenario, in opting for cheap conveyancing, you will end up with what you pay for and at worst you will end up paying a lot in extras and still not get the service expected.