I am need of leasehold conveyancing for an apartment in a fairly new development (seven years old) in Witney. Almost all the appartments are already disposed of. Do I need carry out the conveyancing searches for my conveyancing in Witney?
You are putting yourself at risk in not carrying out Witney conveyancing searches. Without searches you have no clarity over flooding, environmental etc which may mean you walk away due to potential problems down the line. If you are buying mortgage free there is no legal necessity to have them, but we would strongly advise in the strongest possible terms that your lawyer conducts them. If speed and expenses are primary concerns you should consider with your lawyer about the options such as contingency insurance available to you
What does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Witney? Why is this being asked of me?
You are right in the requirement set out by your solicitor has nothing to do with conveyancing in Witney. Nowadays you will not be able to complete any conveyancing transaction in the absence handing over evidence of your identity. Ordinarily this takes the form of a either your passport or driving licence and a utility bill. Remember if you are supplying your driving licence as evidence of ID it must be both the paper section and photo card part, one is not acceptable in the absence of the other.
Verification of the origin of money is necessary in accordance with the Money Laundering Regulations. You should not be offended when when this is requested of you as your conveyancer must have this information on record. Your Witney conveyancing lawyer will require evidence of proof of funds prior to accepting any funds from you into their client account and they will also ask additional queries concerning the origin of funds.
I am looking for a ground for flat up to £245,000 and identified one near me in Witney I like with open areas and station in the vicinity, however it only has 61 remaining years left on the lease. There is not much else in Witney suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a short lease?
If you need a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term may be problematic. Discount the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing owner has owned the premises for a minimum of twenty four months you could ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor about this.
I am downsizing from my home. My past conveyancers has retired. I would be grateful for any recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in Witney if that affects matters.
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My husband and I are novice buyers - had an offer accepted, yet the selling agent informed us that the owners will only go ahead if we instruct the agent's recommended solicitors as they want a ‘quick sale’. My instinct tells me that we should use a high street solicitor used to conveyancing in Witney
We suspect that the seller is not behind this requirement. If they desire ‘a quick sale', alienating a motivated buyer is going to damage their objectives. Contact the owners directly and make the point that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are excited to move forward, with mortgage lined up © you are chain free (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)however you will continue to appoint your own,trusted Witney conveyancing lawyers - rather thanthose that will provide their estate agent a kickback or hit his conveyancing figures set by head office.