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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Woburn

Why would one instruct a Woburn conveyancing solicitors firm given that national conveyancers are easier on the wallet?

Its a good idea to scrutinise conveyancing costs in Woburn and you should seek a competitive fee calculation but don’t be focused with getting the cheapest Woburn conveyancer. Appointing the right conveyancer can be the difference between a smooth and a frustrating home move. It is important that you ensure that you have expert advice from a trusted solicitor. An e-mail can never take the place of a telephone discussion and are no substitute for a one to one consultation. Our partner firms will appoint you a qualified and top rated conveyancing solicitor that will deal with your conveyancing from beginning to end, providing a level of hand holding that you are unlikely to received from an internet conveyancer. Our lawyers will inform you on progress and keep you informed. Should you need to call the office you will be sure who to ask for and we'll be sure you are in the know.

My partner and I changing mortgage lender for our maisonette in Woburn with Clydesdale. We have a son 18 who lives with us. 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 questions (1) Is this form unique to the Clydesdale conveyancing panel as he did not need to sign this form when we remortgaged 5 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 Clydesdale. This is solely used to protect Clydesdale 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 Clydesdale 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.

What is the difference between a licensed conveyancer and conveyancing solicitor in Woburn

There are two types of lawyers who can carry out conveyancing in Woburn namely CLC regulated conveyancers or solicitors. Both professionals handle the legal services that you need to complete the sale or acquisition of property. Both are required to conduct Woburn conveyancing to the same quality and guidelines so you may be sure that your conveyancing will be professionally conducted and that all requisite procedures will be correctly followed.

I just bought a house at auction in Woburn. Conveyancing is necessary. What happens now?

Given that you are now exchanged you should hire the services of a conveyancing solicitor as a matter of urgency as you are faced with a tight a fixed date to complete the deal. Every auction property should have a corresponding legal pack. This will likely include most,if not all of the paperwork that your solicitor will need. In the case of leasehold property the conveyancing papers should contain a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing documentation specific to leasehold premises. You should hand this to the solicitor working for you as soon as possible. Do make sure that your finances are in order to complete on the date specified in the contract.

My sealed bid on a property in Woburn has been agreed to, but there is a chain. The vendors have put an offer on somewhere, but it’s not been accepted yet, and are looking at other apartments booked. I have chosen a high street conveyancing solicitor in Woburn. What should be my next step? When should I get the mortgage application with HSBC started?

It is normal to have anxieties where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to be too out of pocket prematurely (mortgage application is in the region of £1k, then survey, Woburn conveyancing search fees, etc). First, you should check that your solicitor is on the HSBC approved list. As to the subsequent stages this very much depends on the uniqueness of your transaction, desire for the property and on the state of the market. During a rising market the majority of buyers will apply for a home loan with HSBC and arrange for the valuation and only if it was satisfactory would they request their lawyer to proceed with searches.

Am I right to be wary about estate agents that I am dealing with are encouraging me to use a national conveyancing firm rather than a High Street Woburn conveyancing practice?

As with many service providers, often suggestions from family and friends can be worth their weight in gold. But there are lots of people with a keen interest in a conveyancing transaction; estate agents, financial adviser and banks may suggest solicitors to use. Sometimes these conveyancers might be known to one of the organisations as experts in their field, but sometimes there behind the scenes commercial relationship behind the endorsement. You are at liberty to appoint your own conveyancer. Don't forget that many mortgage providers have an approved list of lawyers you have to use for the lender related work in your house move.

I am tempted by the attractive purchase price for a couple of flats in Woburn both have approximately forty five years left on the leases. Will this present a problem?

A lease is a right to use the premises for a period of time. As the lease shortens the saleability of the lease deteriorates and it becomes more costly to acquire a lease extension. This is why it is often a good idea to extend the lease term. It is often difficult to sell a property with a short lease because mortgage lenders less inclined to grant a loan on such properties. Lease extension can be a difficult process. We advise that you get professional assistance from a solicitor and surveyor with experience in this field.

I purchased a 1st floor flat in Woburn, conveyancing having been completed 6 years ago. How much will my lease extension cost? Comparable flats in Woburn with over 90 years remaining are worth £179,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £65 levied per year. The lease comes to an end on 21st October 2080

You have 57 years unexpired we estimate the premium for your lease extension to be between £26,600 and £30,800 as well as legals.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to supply the actual costs in the absence of detailed investigations. You should not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt additional concerns that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action placing reliance on this information without first getting professional advice.

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