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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Woburn

Is there a reason why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Woburn costs more?

In summary, leasehold conveyancing in Woburn and elsewhere usually necessitates more due diligence compared to freehold transactions. This includes lease investigation, liaising with the landlord about the service of applicable notices, procuring current service charge and management information, obtaining the freeholder’s consents and reviewing management accounts. The obligations on both the landlord and the tenant in the lease need to be studied by the buyer’s conveyancing team and read from beginning to end – regardless of the fact the lease has passed through many different property solicitors hands since it was first granted.

My property lawyer in Woburn is not on the Alliance & Leicester Conveyancing Panel. Is it possible for me to use my family solicitor notwithstanding that they are not on the Alliance & Leicester approved list?

Your options are as follows:

  1. Carry on with your existing Woburn lawyers but Alliance & Leicester will need to use a conveyancer on their list of acceptable firms. This will inevitably rack up the total conveyancing fees as well as result in frustration.
  2. Get an alternative practitioner to act in the conveyancing, obviously checking they are on the Alliance & Leicester panel

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I have offered on a fortnight ago in what should have been a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. Woburn is where the house is located. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Woburn are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Woburn you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds diligently. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Woburn may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.

How can the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 affect my business property in Woburn and how can your lawyers assist?

The 1954 Act affords protection to business leaseholders, giving them the right to make a request to court for a continuation of occupancy at the end of an expired lease. There are certain specified grounds that a landlord can refuse a lease renewal and the rules are complicated. We are happy to direct you to commercial conveyancing firms who use the act for protection and handle your commercial conveyancing in Woburn

Myself and my partner have just had an offer accepted on a house and had meeting on Tuesday with the Post Office for the mortgage. They have informed us that when it comes to selecting a solicitor that if they are not on their approved panel of lawyers then we will have to pay out an extra charge of about two hundred pounds. This is because they will then have to appoint a solicitor to act for them in addition to the one we choose to act for ourselves and we are liable for their invoice. I have asked the Post Office to furnish me with a list so I can request quotes only from their approved conveyancers but was told they dont have such a list to hand over. What would be the best way of going about this?

You should ask the Post Office what their criteria for panel membership is for a solicitor.Then ask the lawyer of your choice whether they meet the criteria and have they acted on mortgages for the Post Office historically. If the answer to those is yes, then just clarify this with the Post Office. Alternatively please use our search facility and we may be able to locate a lawyer in Woburn on the panel for the Post Office.

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