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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Woodbridge

I am planning to move house in March. Should my conveyancing solicitor communicate with the removal company on the completion day. On a separate note, can you recommend a removal company in Woodbridge. Conveyancing solicitor was organised prior to coming across this website.

On the day of completion you will need to pick up the house keys from your selling agent but this can only occur when the vendors lawyers inform the agent that the monies to complete are in and the keys can be handed over. Subsequently you should inform the removal company that you are ready to move in. As a matter of policy we do not recommend a particular removal company but can assist you in finding a residential property solicitor in Woodbridge or a lawyer that specialises in conveyancing in Woodbridge.

is it true that all Woodbridge conveyancing solicitors on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel are regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?

As solicitors, in order to be on the Bank of Ireland approved list of solicitors they would need to be governed by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. Some mortgage companies do list licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such firms would be regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

After weeks of negotiation I have agreed a price on an apartment in Woodbridge. My mortgage broker suggested a conveyancer. I paid an advanced payment of £225. Not long after, the solicitor contacted me sheepishly admitting that they were not on the Skipton conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?

You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Skipton panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.

I require fast conveyancing in Woodbridge as I am faced with a deadline to sign on the dotted line within one month. Thankfully I do not need a mortgage. Is it possible to avoid the conveyancing searches to save money and time?

If.Given you are not getting a mortgage you have the choice not to do searches although no solicitor would advise that you don't. Drawing on our experience of conveyancing in Woodbridge the following are examples of issues that can show up and therefore impact future saleability: Enforcement Notices, Overdue Charges, Outstanding Grants, Unadopted Roads,...

Over the last few months I have been searching for a ground for flat up to £305k and identified one round the corner in Woodbridge I like with open areas and station in the vicinity, the downside is that it's only got 49 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Woodbridge for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a short lease?

Should you require a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term may be an issue. Discount the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing owner has owned the property for at least 2 years you may ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer regarding this.

My husband and I are new to the buying process - had an offer accepted, but the estate agent has warned us that the vendor will only issue a contract if we use the agent's preferred lawyers as they are insisting on an ‘expedited deal’. We would rather use a high street conveyancer accustomed to conveyancing in Woodbridge

It is highly unlikely the sellers are driving this. Should the seller require ‘a quick sale', alienating a serious buyer is likely to cause more damage than good. Try to communicate with the owners directly and make the point that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are ready to progress, with finances in place © you have nothing to sell (d) you wish to move quickly (e)however you will continue to instruct your own,trusted Woodbridge conveyancing lawyers - not the ones that will earn the negotiator at the agency a commission or hit his conveyancing thresholds set by HQ.

I own a leasehold house in Woodbridge. Conveyancing and Birmingham Midshires mortgage are in place. A letter has just been received from someone claiming to own the freehold. Attached was a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1994. The conveyancing practitioner in Woodbridge who acted for me is not around. Do I pay?

The first thing you should do is make enquiries of HMLR to make sure that this person is in fact the new freeholder. There is no need to incur the fees of a Woodbridge conveyancing solicitor to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for a few pound. You should note that in any event, even if this is the legitimate landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.

Woodbridge Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Questions you should consider Prior to Purchasing

    Please note that where the lease has less than 80 years it will affect the salability of the flat. It is worth checking with your bank that they are happy with residual term of the lease. Leases with fewer than 80 years remaining means that you will almost definitely have to extend the lease sooner rather than later and you need to have some idea of how much this will be. Remember, in most cases you would be be obliged to have been the owner of the residence for two years in order to be legally able to carry out a lease extension. How is the lease structured? The majority of Woodbridge leasehold properties will have a service charge for the upkeep of the building set by the management company. If you acquire the property you will have to pay this charge, normally periodically throughout the year. This can be anything from a couple of hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for large purpose-built buildings. There will also be a rentcharge to be met annual, ordinarily this is not a large sum, say about £50-£100 but you should to enquire as sometimes it could be many hundreds of pounds.

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