Find a Windsor Conveyancing Solictior on Your Lender’s Panel

Ready to buy a new home in Windsor? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Windsor conveyancing at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Windsor

I plan on buying a leasehold flat in Windsor. My Conveyancer is not on the mortgage company approved panel. Am I still permitted to appoint my Windsor conveyancing solicitor even though they are excluded from the bank list of approved lawyers?

Your options include

  • Complete the deal with your chosen Windsor property lawyer but your lender will undoubtedly instruct a property lawyer on their approved list. The net result is additional fees and likely delay.
  • Appoint a new lawyer to conduct the conveyancing, obviously checking they are on the mortgage company conveyancing panel.
  • Convince your conveyancer to do everything possible to join the bank’s conveyancing panel

Do the conveyancing practitioners listed on your site handle right to buy conveyancing in Windsor?

We work with numerous conveyancing lawyers carrying out right to buy conveyancing work Do contact us with a view to obtain a conveyancing quote.

I am due to move house in August. Does my conveyancing solicitor update the removal company on the day of completion. As an aside, can you recommend a removal company in Windsor. Conveyancing solicitor was found before I stumbled across your website.

On the afternoon of completion you will need to collect the keys from the selling agent but this can only be done once the previous owners conveyancers inform the agent that they acknowledge receipt of the completion payment and the keys can be passed over. Subsequently you will need to advise the removal men that you are ready to move in. We do not suggest a specific removal company but can assist you in finding a residential property solicitor in Windsor or a lawyer that specialises in conveyancing in Windsor.

We previously chose solicitors located in Windsor on the Yorkshire BS solicitor approved list. They have just invoiced me a further fee for dealing with the Yorkshire BS mortgage. Is this a supplemental conveyancing fee specified by Yorkshire BS?

Provided it is contained in their Terms of Engagement or estimate then yes your conveyancing practitioner is entitled to charge a fee for this. The charge is not set by Yorkshire BS but by your Windsor solicitor. Plenty of firms on the Yorkshire BS panel will quote ’dealing with mortgage’ fee but plenty of practices incorporate it on their overall fee.

I have today made my last payment due on my mortgage with HSBC. I assume I don't need a Windsor property lawyer on the HSBC panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.

If you have finished paying off your HSBC mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the HSBC mortgage from the register. HSBC, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where HSBC has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. HSBC has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your HSBC mortgage has been paid off.

I am using a search engine for the term on line conveyancing in Windsor it brings up numerous property lawyersin the area. With so much choice what is the best way to find the suitable solicitor for my move?

The preferential way of choosing a suitable conveyancer is via trusted referral, so enquire of friends and family who have purchased a property in Windsor or a respected estate agent or mortgage broker. Costs for conveyancing in Windsor vary, so it's advisable to request at least four quotes from different companies. Dont forget to clarify what costs in the quote includes.

Last January I purchased a leasehold flat in Windsor. Am I liable to pay service charges for periods before completion of my purchase?

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. Strange as it may seem, 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 be sure 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).

I own a ground floor flat in Windsor, conveyancing formalities finalised in 1996. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Equivalent properties in Windsor with over 90 years remaining are worth £201,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £45 invoiced annually. The lease runs out on 21st October 2087

With just 65 years remaining on your lease we estimate the premium for your lease extension to range between £13,300 and £15,400 as well as professional fees.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure without more detailed due diligence. Do not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other issues that need to be taken into account and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not move forward based on this information without first getting professional advice.

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