Can I be sure that the Woodcote Green conveyancing solicitor on the RBS panel is any good?
When it comes to conveyancing in Woodcote Green obtaining recommendations is a good start. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always advocate that you speak with the solicitor handling your transaction.
I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property in Woodcote Green off the council. I have a mortgage agreed with RBS. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should have one. Any advice?
It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with RBS, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the RBS conveyancing panel.
I am due to exchange contracts on my flat. I had a double glazing fitted in July 2007, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s lender, TSB are being pedantic. The Woodcote Green solicitor who is on the TSB conveyancing panel is happy to accept ‘lack of building regulation’ insurance but TSB are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do TSB have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?
It is probably the case that TSB have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why TSB 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.
3 months have elapsed following my purchase conveyancing in Woodcote Green concluded. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £150,000 when infact I paid £215,000. Why the discrepancy?
The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the asset from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.
I opted to have a survey completed on a house in Woodcote Green before retaining lawyers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold element to the property. My surveyor advised that some mortgage companies tend not issue a loan on this type of property.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Lloyds has different requirements from Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to call us we can look into this further with the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Woodcote Green. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Woodcote Green especially if they regularly deal with such properties in Woodcote Green.
In scouring the internet for the words conveyancing in Woodcote Green it brings up numerous solicitorslocally. How do I determine which is the right property lawyer for my move?
The preferential way of seeking the right conveyancer is through a trusted testimonial, so seek the guidance of colleagues and family who have bought a property in Woodcote Green or the respected estate agent or mortgage broker. Charges for conveyancing in Woodcote Green vary, so it's sensible to secure a minimum of four quotes from different solicitors. Be sure to secure confirmation that the fees are fixed.
I’m about to sell my 2 bed flat in Woodcote Green. Conveyancing solicitors are to be appointed soon, but I have just received a quarterly maintenance charge demand – what should I do?
Your conveyancing lawyer is likely to suggest that you should clear the service charge as usual as all rents and maintenance payments will be allotted on completion, so you should recover the relevant percentage by the purchaser for the period running from after the completion date to the subsequent invoice date. Most managing agents will not acknowledge the buyer until the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. This will smooth the conveyancing process.
Having spent years of dialogue we cannot agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Woodcote Green. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?
Most definitely. We are happy to put you in touch with a Woodcote Green conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Woodcote Green residence is Ground Floor Maisonette 17 Milton Road in January 2014. The Tribunal determined the premium payable by the Applicant to the should be £13,299 This case affected 1 flat. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 71.73 years.