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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Woodley

Would the conveyancing lawyers that you recommend execute attended exchange conveyancing in Woodley?

There are a few conveyancing experts carrying out personalised exchanges. Do call us to receive a fee calculation and details as to availability.

Is there a reason why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Woodley is more expensive?

The conveyancing charges on a leasehold premises in Woodley is inevitably greater when contrasted to a freehold property. This is due to the extra investigations necessary in communicating with the freeholder and management company to collate the information about whether the rent and maintenance fee have been cleared and whether there are any major works due in the foreseeable future on repairs or maintenance of the block.

I moved into my house on 2 July and my personal details is not yet registered. Any reason for this? My conveyancing solicitor in Woodley expressed confidence that it should be dealt with inside ten days. Are transfers in Woodley particularly slow to register?

As far as conveyancing in Woodley is concerned, registration is no quicker or slower than the rest of the country. Rather than based on location, timescales can differ subject to who lodges the application, whether there are errors and if the Land registry must send notices to any other parties. As of today roughly three quarters of submission are fully addressed in less than three weeks but occasionally there can be extensive hold-ups. Historically registration takes place once the purchaser is living at the premises so post completion formalities is not usually primary concern yet where it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your solicitor can communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for the application to be prioritised.

Estate agents have just been given the go-ahead to market my basement flat in Woodley. Conveyancing lawyers have not yet been instructed, but I have recently received a half-yearly maintenance charge invoice – should I leave it to the buyer to sort out?

The sensible thing to do is discharge the maintenance contribution as you normally would because all ground rent and maintenance charges should be allotted as part of the financial calculations for completion monies, so you should recover the relevant percentage by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the next payment 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.

I purchased a 2 bed flat in Woodley, conveyancing having been completed December 1999. How much will my lease extension cost? Comparable flats in Woodley with over 90 years remaining are worth £222,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £50 charged once a year. The lease comes to an end on 21st October 2092

With just 71 years unexpired the likely cost is going to span between £9,500 and £11,000 plus costs.

The figure above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs in the absence of comprehensive due diligence. 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 considered and you obviously want to 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.

Should one remove a deceased person's details from the title register for a property in Woodley?

If a Woodley property is co-owned and one of the owners dies, the name will not automatically be removed from the title deeds. It is not necessary to remove their name as when it comes to a sale your conveyancer would simply be asked to evidence why the joint proprietor is missing from the transfer, typically this takes the form of the probate documents.

With the aim of making things simpler in the future you may apply to have the deceased party erased from the title by submitting an application to the land registry with proof of the death. There is no fee from the Registry for this service.

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