Conveyancing In Woodcote Q & A's
How can I buy the freehold of the building in which I’m purchasing a flat?
When you buy a leasehold flat (usually for a lease lasting a long time), it means that you don’t own the building or the land on which it is built. If you want to buy the freehold of the building (either yourself or with other flat-owners), you’ll need to meet a few legal criteria before that can happen (such as the number of flats, the purpose to which the majority of the building is put to, and the number of flat-owners willing to by the freehold).
One additional point to note is that the shorter the lease on any flat, the greater the price of the freehold is likely to be.
You should talk to other residents about your plan as well as finding out how much the freehold will be and getting a professional valuation. Once you are in a position to move ahead, you’ll need to appoint a solicitor to manage the legal aspect of the planned purchase.
Homeward Legal's solicitors are well-versed in dealing with all types of freehold and leasehold purchases. So call us now on 0800 038 6699 and we'll guide you through the process and assign you to one of the best solicitors.
When in the conveyancing process do I need to find a solicitor to handle our transaction?
If you choose a solicitor with 'no move, no fee' protection, instructing as soon as possible is wise, as the legal work can start immediately. A number of sources suggest holding off instruction until a chain is completed, but delays can risk the other side pulling out, particularly in uncertain market conditions.
Are the doctors/dentists/schools oversubscribed in the area I want to move to?
Although your conveyancing solicitor may have some personal knowledge of these critical factors, they are not part of the conveyancing process, so will not form part of the contract.
If aspects such as how likely you’ll get into a surgery or school are important to you, it is worth factoring this in at an early stage when you are researching the areas into which you want to move. You can also glean some facts from the estate agent representing properties where you want to move, too. You might also like to contact the surgeries or schools for further information.
Homeward Legal provides a personal conveyancing service at a competitive fixed fee protected by our 'No Completion, No Fee' promise. Get started now on 0800 038 6699 and talk to one of our team.
We are buying on a newly development ex-industrial site. Could the soil be contaminated by industrial waste like cobalt?
Extensive measures are taken in the areas around Woodcote to resolve top-soil contamination. Other sources of contaminated land include ammonia and groundwater contaminants like solvents.
Which mortgage lender panels in Woodcote are your solicitors members of?
Most lenders in Woodcote are on our solicitors' panels. Lenders and mortgage specialists in Woodcote include Regency Partnership, 47 Wallingford Rd, Goring, Reading, RG8 0HL.
Are Woodcote many conservation areas going to affect our house?
Conservation areas specify areas designated as being of 'special architectural and historic interest'. You may wish to contact the local council if you have specific questions, but your solicitor will investigate this in detail during the conveyancing process.
Is it necessary that I get a chancel search? I am purchasing on the same road as parish grounds in Woodcote.
There are fifteen thousand ecclesiastical parishes throughout the country. Property owners within some of these may be required to subsidise the repair of a local church. Parochial Church Councils in Woodcote must register their interest over property by October 2013, simplifying the chancel search process. The solicitor acting on your behalf will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary. Woodcote Church of England properties include St Leonard.