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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Woodcote Green

At what point can the exchange of contracts take place for sale conveyancing in Woodcote Green and am I required to be at the lawyers office?

If you are in close proximity to our conveyancing solicitors in Woodcote Green you are welcome to attend to sign contracts. However, the firms we work with offer countrywide coverage for conveyancing and give just as detailed and professional a job for you when dealing with you electronically. The executing of the contract is not the point of no return. A signed contract is just a prerequisite for the conveyancer to exchange contracts at the appropriate time, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The exchange process is is usually a five minute process, although where a long "chain" is in the mix, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Woodcote Green)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.

I have a semi-detached Georgian house in Woodcote Green. Conveyancing solicitor acted for me and Bank of Scotland. I did a free Land Registry search last week and I saw two entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold under the exact same address. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?

You need to assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Woodcote Green and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they mortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with mortgage companies. You can also question the situation with the conveyancing lawyer who conducted the work.

I am looking for a leasehold apartment up to £305k and found one round the corner in Woodcote Green I like with amenity areas and railway links in the vicinity, however it only has 49 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Woodcote Green for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a short lease?

Should you require a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term will likely be problematic. Reduce the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current proprietor has owned the premises for at least twenty four months you may request that they commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor regarding this.

In my capacity as executor for the will of my uncle I am selling a house in Newport but I am based in Woodcote Green. My solicitor (who is 250 kilometers awayneeds me to sign a stat dec ahead of the transaction finalising. Can you recommend a conveyancing practitioner in Woodcote Green to attest this legal document for me?

Technically speaking you are not likely to need to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily any notary public or qualified solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are based in Woodcote Green

My folks are experiencing problems in finding their Woodcote Green land registry title on the website. They recall that sixty years ago when they purchased the bungalow there were complications regarding the address not being identified on some systems.

Nearly all properties in Woodcote Green should show up. Have you limited your search with simply the postcode. Normally it should identify all the houses and flats within the postcode. Assuming the property is registered it will show up with a title number. Where they bought back in the 70’s it's conceivable it may be unregistered. The address could still be revealed but with the title number shown 'na'. In this scenario you will need to locate the original title papers which might be with your parent’s bank.

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