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

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Woburn

It has come to my attention via my IFA that my Woburn the law firm I have appointed is not on the lender Conveyancing panel. What can I do to be certain whether this is indeed the case?

Your first step should be to call your Woburn lawyer directly. You lawyer should advise you of the situation. If they are not on the panel they may be able to suggest a Woburn conveyancing firm that is on the conveyancing panel for your lender.

I am helping my mother sell her flat in Woburn. Does the solicitor arrange an energy performance certificate or it is for the seller to coordinate?

After the abolition of Home Information Packs, energy assessments remained a compulsory component of selling a house. An EPC needs to be commissioned in advance of the property being put on the market. This is not as aspect of the sale process that solicitors normally organise. If you are instructing a Woburn conveyancing lawyer they might be willing to arrange EPC’s given their relationships with reputable Woburn assessors

My stepmother pointed out to me me that in purchasing a property in Woburn there could be a number of restrictions affecting the ability to carry out external alterations to the property. Is this right?

There are anumerous of properties in Woburn which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to external variations. Part of the conveyancing in Woburn should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

I am due to exchange contracts on my house. I had a double glazing fitted in December 2010, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s lender, Leeds Building Society are being problematic. The Woburn solicitor who is on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel is recommending indemnity insurance as a solution but Leeds Building Society are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do Leeds Building Society have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that Leeds Building Society have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Leeds Building Society may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

My husband and I are FTB’s - had an offer accepted, yet the estate agent has warned us that the seller will only move forward if we use the agent's recommended lawyers as they want an ‘expedited deal’. Our preferred option is to instruct a high street solicitor with experience of conveyancing in Woburn

We suspect that the owner is unaware of this requirement. Should the seller desire ‘a quick sale', turning down a genuine purchaser is likely to cause more damage than good. Bypass the agents and go straight to the sellers and explain that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are excited to move forward, with finances arranged © you have nothing to sell (d) you wish to move quickly (e)but you are going to appoint your preferred Woburn conveyancing firm - as opposed tothe ones that will give their negotiator at the agency a kickback or hit his conveyancing figures set by senior management.

I own a leasehold house in Woburn. Conveyancing and Yorkshire Building Society mortgage went though with no issue. I have received a letter from someone saying they have taken over the reversionary interest in the property. Attached was a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1991. The conveyancing practitioner in Woburn who previously acted has now retired. Any advice?

First make enquiries of HMLR to make sure that this person is in fact the registered owner of the freehold reversion. There is no need to incur the fees of a Woburn conveyancing firm to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for less than a fiver. Rest assured that regardless, even if this is the legitimate landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.

I invested in buying a leasehold flat in Woburn, conveyancing having been completed 9 years ago. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Comparable properties in Woburn with over 90 years remaining are worth £211,000. The ground rent is £45 yearly. The lease finishes on 21st October 2089

With only 67 years remaining on your lease we estimate the premium for your lease extension to span between £10,500 and £12,000 plus plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The figure above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to supply the actual costs in the absence of comprehensive investigations. You should not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt additional concerns that need to be taken into account and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward placing reliance on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

I need to review costs for conveyancing in Woburn from numerous conveyancer and choose one. Should I tell them to hold tight until I I have an offer accepted on a apartment.

You should only get your conveyancer to commence work and submit searches after the sales memorandum has been sent by the selling agent especially as Woburn conveyancing searches are costly.

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