My brother-in-law has suggested I instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Wickford. I I am struggling to find out if they are on the Barclays Direct approved list of lawyers. Could you advise?
The first thing to do is phone the conveyancer and enquire if they are on the lender panel. Alternatively you should call Barclays Direct who may be able to help.
I have recentlydiscovered that Stirling Law have been shut down. They conducted my conveyancing in Wickford for a purchase of a leasehold flat 18 months ago. How can I establish that the property is in my name in the name of the previous owner?
The easiest way to see if the property is in your name, you can carry out 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 Wickford conveyancing specialists.
I am looking into buying my first house which is in Wickford and I am already nervous. I couldn't find anything specific about Wickford. Conveyancing will be needed in due course but do you know about the Wickford area? or perhaps some other tips you can share?
Rather than looking online forget looking online you should go and have a look at Wickford. In the meantime here are some basic statistics that we found
I've recently bought a leasehold flat in Wickford. Am I liable to pay service charges relating to a period prior to my ownership?
Where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous owner and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. However, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. It is an essential part of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to ensure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.
If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).
Wickford Leasehold Conveyancing - Examples of Questions you should ask Prior to Purchasing
It would be a good idea to enquire if there is anything that is prohibited in the lease. For instance plenty of leases prohibit pets being permitted in certain buildings in Wickford. If you love the flatin Wickford yet your cat is not allowed to move with you then you will be faced hard compromise. Is the freehold reversion owned collectively by the leaseholders?
I am due to assess costs for conveyancing in Wickford from numerous conveyancer and choose one. Am I right to tell them to sit tight until I a suitable apartment to buy.
We would recommend that you wait to request your solicitor to open a file and submit searches once the sales memorandum has been issued by the estate agent especially as Wickford conveyancing searches are costly.