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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Windsor

Just been in touch with my conveyancing solicitor in Windsor who conducted the legals two years ago asking for a conveyancing costs illustration based on an identical type of home move (a leasehold residence and a freehold premises) of similar values with a loan from Coventry Building Society. I am now being charged double. Better the devil I know or do I seek out a cheaper internet firm of conveyancing solicitor?

The charges appear a bit high. If you you were to look around you could get the conveyancing a bit cheaper by as much as £125. That being said, if you were pleased with the assistance the firm offered you couldcome to regret choosing an an untested solicitor. If is important to check the firm can represent Coventry Building Society. You can utilise our search tool to find a Windsor conveyancing firm on the Coventry Building Society conveyancing panel, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Windsor.

My wife and I are refinancing our penthouse in Windsor with Lloyds. We have a son approaching twenty who lives at home. Our solicitor has asked us to disclose anyone over the age of 17 other than ourselves who lives in the flat. Our lawyer has now e-mailed a document for our son to sign, giving up any rights in the event that the property is forfeited by the lender. I have two concerns (1) Is this document specific to the Lloyds conveyancing panel as he did not need to sign this form when we bought 3 years ago (2) Does our son by signing this compromise his rights to inherit the property?

On the face of it your lawyer has done nothing wrong as it is established procedure for any occupier who is aged 17 or over to sign the necessary Consent Form, which is purely to state that any rights he has in the property are postponed and secondary to Lloyds. This is solely used to protect Lloyds if the property were re-possessed so that in such circumstances, your son would be legally obliged to leave. It does not impact your son’s right to inherit the apartment. Please note that if your son were to inherit and the mortgage in favour of Lloyds had not been discharged, he would be liable to take over the loan or pay it off, but other than that, there is nothing stopping him from keeping the property in accordance with your will or the rules of intestacy.

Various web forums that I have come across warn that are the main reason for hinderance in Windsor conveyancing transactions. Is there any truth in this?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) released findings of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure amongst the most frequent causes of delays in the conveyancing process. Local searches are not likely to be the root cause of holding up conveyancing in Windsor.

I have been on the look out for a ground for flat up to £235,500 and found one near me in Windsor I like with open areas and railway links in the vicinity, the downside is that it only has 51 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Windsor suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a short lease?

Should you require a mortgage that many years will be an issue. Discount the price by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current proprietor has owned the premises for a minimum of twenty four months you may ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer about this matter.

I have checked your search tool I can't find the lawyer I was hoping to instruct as being on the bank conveyancing panel. My lawyer has said that they are on the mortgage company approved panel. How can I be sure given that they are not listed on your directory?

Not all firms are yet listed on our lender panel search tool which is still relatively new. Law firms are listing on a daily basis and it is probably the case that your lawyer is on the mortgage company conveyancing lawyer and you should probably take them at their word. Please do feel free to suggest that they completing their listing on our site as it would only cost them £1 a month to list themselves as being on the lender solicitor panel.

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