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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Woodley

Completed the sale of my flat in Woodley last October but the buyer keeps Skype messaging every few hours to moan that their lawyer needs to hear from mine. What should my lawyer have done following completion?

Post completion of your sale your lawyer should deliver the transfer documentation and all additional paperwork to the purchaser's lawyers. Depending on the transaction, your solicitor must also evidence that the home loan has been redeemed to the purchasers lawyers. There is unlikely to be post completion formalities specific conveyancing in Woodley.

I just acquired a property at auction in Woodley. Conveyancing is necessary. What is next?

Given that you are now legally bound yourself to purchase you now have to find a conveyancing practitioner soon as you are faced with a fast approaching a drop dead date to complete the purchase. An auction property should have an associated auction set of papers. This should include the copy title deeds, local authority and drainage searches. If you have purchased leasehold property the auction papers should include a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing paperwork pertinent to leasehold premises. You must hand this to your appointed conveyancing solicitor as soon as possible. Do make sure that that you have the requisite funding in place to complete on the date specified in the contract.

Are all Woodley Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the Skipton conveyancing list of approved practices?

A selection of lenders now utilise CQS as the starting point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. CQS accreditation however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitors wishing to remain on their panels.

I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property in Woodley off the council. I have a mortgage agreed with Bank of Ireland. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use 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 Bank of Ireland, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel.

Should my lawyer be making enquiries about flooding as part of the conveyancing in Woodley.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for solicitors dealing with homes in Woodley. Plenty of people will purchase a property in Woodley, completely aware that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, leaving to one side the physical damage, if a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, suitable building insurance, or sell the property. There are steps that can be taken during the course of a property purchase to forewarn the purchaser.

Lawyers are not qualified to offer advice on flood risk, but there are a numerous searches that may be initiated by the buyer or by their solicitors which will give them a better understanding of the risks in Woodley. The standard property information forms sent to a buyer’s solicitor (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) contains a standard question of the seller to find out whether the premises has suffered from flooding. In the event that flooding has previously occurred and is not revealed by the owner, then a buyer could bring a compensation claim as a result of such an incorrect reply. The purchaser’s solicitors should also carry out an environmental search. This should indicate if there is any known flood risk. If so, more detailed inquiries will need to be made.

I have just appointed agents to market my 2 bed flat in Woodley. Conveyancing is yet to be initiated, however I have recently had a yearly maintenance charge invoice – Do I pay up?

Your conveyancing lawyer is likely to suggest that you should discharge the service charge as you normally would because all rents and service invoices will be allotted as part of the financial calculations for completion monies, so you should recover the relevant percentage by the purchaser for the period running from after the completion date to the next payment date. Most managing agents will not acknowledge the buyer unless 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.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Woodley - Examples of Queries before Purchasing

    Are there any major works in the near future that will add a premium to the service fees? The best form of lease structure is a share of the freehold. In this arrangement the tenants have control and notwithstanding that a managing agent is frequently employed where it is larger than a house conversion, the managing agent is directed by the tenants. It is important to be aware if changing the roof or some other significant cost is coming up that will be shared amongst the leaseholders and will materially increase the the maintenance fees or result in a specific payment.

What type of property do your Woodley conveyancing estimates relate to?

Our conveyancing quotes are only appropriate to standard residential premises in England & Wales. Where you have any different needs for example industrial or agricultural property or commercial conveyancing in Woodley do telephone us to address your requirements .

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