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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Wraysbury

If you had a top tip for choosing a conveyancing solicitor in Wraysbury what would it be?

It would be unwise to be swayed by the lowest Wraysbury conveyancing costs illustration. You really do get what you’re paying for when it comes to conveyancing solicitors. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you know exactly what you’ll have to pay in ahead of time.

We have agreed to purchase a house in Wraysbury. A rare aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender HSBC be concerned?

As your lender is HSBC your lawyer must follow the formal instructions set out in Part two of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for HSBC. The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook includes minimum conditions for solar panel roof-space leases, and lawyers are required to report to HSBC where a lease does not comply with these specifications. The provisions relate to the installation of panels on properties nationwide and is not restricted to Wraysbury.

I can not fathom if my mortgage offer requires a lease extension. I have telephoned my Wraysbury building society branch on various occasions and was told they are content with the situation and they will lend. My Wraysbury conveyancing solicitor - who is on the mortgage company conveyancing panel- telephoned to say that they refuse to lend based on their specific requirements. Who do I believe?

Provided that the conveyancing practitioner is on the bank panel, she or he must comply with the CML Handbook requirements for the bank. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the mortgage company will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the lender to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years left on the lease.

three months have gone by following my purchase conveyancing in Wraysbury concluded. I have checked the Land Registry website 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.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a ground for flat up to £195,000 and identified one near me in Wraysbury I like with a park and railway links in the vicinity, however it only has 51 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Wraysbury in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error purchasing a lease with such few years left?

If you require a home loan the shortness of the lease will likely be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing proprietor has owned the property for at least 2 years you can ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor regarding this.

What makes a Wraysbury lease unmortgageable?

There is nothing unique about leasehold conveyancing in Wraysbury. Most leases are unique and legal mistakes in the legal wording can result in certain sections are wrong. The following missing provisions could result in a defective lease:

    Maintenance charge proportions which don’t add up to the correct percentage Clauses dealing with recovering service charges for expenditure on the building or common parts.

A defective lease can cause issues when trying to sell a property as they can affect a potential buyer’s ability to obtain a mortgage. Yorkshire Building Society, Barnsley Building Society, and Nottingham Building Society all have very detailed requirements when it comes to what is expected in a lease. If a mortgage lender believes that the lease does not cover certain provisions they may refuse to provide security, obliging the buyer to pull out.

I invested in buying a basement flat in Wraysbury, conveyancing was carried out 10 years ago. Can you let me have an estimate of the premium that my landlord can legally expect in return for granting a renewal of my lease? Equivalent flats in Wraysbury with a long lease are worth £201,000. The ground rent is £45 charged once a year. The lease runs out on 21st October 2084

You have 65 years remaining on your lease we estimate the price of your lease extension to range between £13,300 and £15,400 as well as legals.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure without more detailed due diligence. You should not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt additional concerns that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action placing reliance on this information before getting professional advice.

18 days into a sale of a flat in Wraysbury. Conveyancing is fine but we are being charged an extortionate amount by the managing agents. To date we have paid £237 for a leasehold management pack and then a further £117.20 for supplemental questions supplied by the purchaser's lawyer.

Your solicitor will not have any say over the level of the bill for this information however the typical fee for the information for Wraysbury leasehold property is £355. When it comes to Wraysbury conveyancing sales it is customary for the seller to pay for these costs. The freeholder or their agents are under no legal obligation to address these questions most will agree to do so - albeit often at high prices where the fees bear little relation to the work involved. Unfortunately there is no legislation that mandates fixed charges for administrative tasks. Neither is there any statutory time frame by which they are obliged to supply the information.

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