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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Worcestershire

Various online forums that I have come across warn that are the number one reason for stalling in Worcestershire conveyancing transactions. Is that correct?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) published conclusions of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature within the top 10 causes of delays during the legal transfer of property. Local searches are unlikely to be the root cause of delay in conveyancing in Worcestershire.

five months have elapsed since my purchase conveyancing in Worcestershire took place. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £200,000 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 residence 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.

How does conveyancing in Worcestershire differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Worcestershire contact us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is built. This is because developers in Worcestershire typically acquire the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Worcestershire or who has acted in the same development.

Are there any apps to assist me to search for a Worcestershire law firm on the TSB conveyancing panel? I drive a motor bike and am willing to travel upto 20kilometers to meet the lawyer.

You can use the search on this website. Please pick a lender and your location and you will see a number of Worcestershire conveyancing lawyers locally. We have detailed some Worcestershire conveyancing firms at the bottom of this page and you can telephone them to check whether they are on the TSB panel

Last February I purchased a leasehold property in Worcestershire. Do I have any liability for service charges for periods before my ownership?

In a situation where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous owner and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. Strange as it may seem, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to be sure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

Leasehold Conveyancing in Worcestershire - Examples of Queries before Purchasing

    In the main the outlay for major works tend not to be included within service charges, albeit that a few managing agents in Worcestershire obliged leasehold owners to pay into a sinking fund and this is used to offset against major works. Are there any major works in the planning that could increase the service costs? Is the freehold owned collectively by the tenants?

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