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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Wiltshire

Would the conveyancing lawyers listed on your site execute conveyancing in Wiltshire by way of an attended exchange?

There are a few conveyancing experts who can conduct one day exchanges. Please call us to get a costs illustration and details as to dates.

Have purchased a a detached house in Wiltshire , how long will it take for the Land Registry to register my title? My Wiltshire conveyancing solicitor works at snail pace, so I want to be sure the registration is dealt with.

As far as conveyancing in Wiltshire is concerned, registration is no faster or slower than the rest of the country. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timeframes can differ according to the party submitting the application, whether it is in order and whether the Land registry must send notices to any other parties. Currently roughly three quarters of such applications are fully addressed in less than three weeks but some can be subject to longer hold-ups. Historically registration occurs once the buyer is living at the premises thus an expedited registration is not usually top priority yet where it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your lawyers could speak with the land registry and explain the circumstances.

How does conveyancing in Wiltshire differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Wiltshire come to us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is constructed. This is because house builders in Wiltshire tend to buy 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 used to new build conveyancing in Wiltshire or who has acted in the same development.

Is it best to instruct a Wiltshire conveyancing practitioner who is local to the property I am hoping to buy? We have a good friend who can carry out the legal work but they are based approximately 350kilometers away.

The benefit of a high street Wiltshire conveyancing practice is that you can visit the firm to execute paperwork, hand in your ID and apply pressure on them where appropriate. They will also have local intelligence which is a bonus. However it's more important to get someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If you know people who used your friend and on the whole were happy that should outweigh using an unfamiliar Wiltshire conveyancing solicitor solely due to them being round the corner.

We expect to complete the sale of our £375,000 apartment in Wiltshire in seven days. The management company has quoted £408 for Landlord’s certificate, building insurance schedule and previous years statements of service charge. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge an administration fee for a flat conveyance in Wiltshire?

Wiltshire conveyancing on leasehold maisonettes normally involves the buyer’s lawyer sending questions for the landlord to address. Although the landlord is under no legal obligation to answer such questions most will be content to assist. They are at liberty to invoice a reasonable charge for answering questions or supplying documentation. There is no set fee. The average costs for the paperwork that you are referring to is over three hundred pounds, in some situations it is above £800. The administration charge demanded by the landlord must be accompanied by a summary of rights and obligations in respect of administration fees, without which the invoice is technically not due. Reality however dictates that you have no option but to pay whatever is requested of you if you want to sell the property.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Wiltshire - Examples of Queries Prior to buying

    What is the the remaining lease term? Its a good idea to discover as much as you can concerning the managing agents as they can either make your living at the property much simpler or problematic. Being a leasehold owner you will be in the clutches of the managing agents both financially and when it comes to every day matters such as the tidiness of the communal areas. Enquire of prospective neighbours whether they are happy with them. In conclusion, investigate as to the dates that the service charges are due to the appropriate party and specifically what it includes. The majority of Wiltshire leasehold properties will have a service bill for the upkeep of the building set on behalf of the management company. Should you purchase the property you will have to pay this charge, usually quarterly during the year. This could be anything from two or three hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for large purpose-built blocks. In all likelihood there will be a rentcharge for you to pay yearly, this is usually not a large amount, say about £50-£100 but you should to check it because sometimes it could be many hundreds of pounds.

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