I have given 8 weeks notice to my existing landlord and have to leave my rented flat in Aylesbury by 17/8/2021. Conveyancing for my house purchase has just started. How realistic is it to complete in six weeks as don't want to have to find temporary accommodation?
It is unwise to serve notice for your lease unless your lawyer suggests that you should. Assuming that you have not previously done so, speak to your conveyancer and request that they cajole the owners solicitors, try to get a realistic time scale from them that everyone will look towards
Forgive me if this question is silly but I am unexperienced as FTB of a ground floor flat in Aylesbury. Do I pick up the keys to the premises on completion from my lawyer? If this is the case, I will find a local conveyancing solicitor in Aylesbury?
On the day of completion you do not need to go to the conveyancers office in Aylesbury. Your solicitors will arrange to send the purchase money to the seller's conveyancers, and once they have received this, you will be able to collect the keys from the Estate Agents and move into your new home. Usually this occurs early afternoon.
The mortgage over my property is with Santander for my property in Aylesbury. Conveyancing has been completed some time ago. If I am intending to rent out my property and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a buy-to-let mortgage or inform Santander?
You must advise Santander before letting out your property as this is likely to be a breach of Santander’s mortgage conditions. It may be that Santander will allow you to rent out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Santander directly. It should not be necessary to do this via a Santander conveyancing panel lawyer.
After weeks of negotiation I have agreed a price on an apartment in Aylesbury. My financial adviser pressured me to appoint their conveyancing practitioner. I paid an advanced payment of £150. Soon after, the conveyancing practitioner contacted me sheepishly admitting that they were not on the Aldermore conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Aldermore panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.
What will a local search reveal concerning the house we're buying in Aylesbury?
Aylesbury conveyancing often commences with the submitting local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search company for example Onsearch The local search is essential in every Aylesbury conveyancing purchase; as long as you wish to avoid any nasty surprises after you move into your property. The search will reveal information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 subject sections.
Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to my property are lost. The conveyancers who handled the conveyancing in Aylesbury 5 years ago are no longer around. What are my options?
You no longer need to hold title deeds to prove you are the registered proprietor of land or premises, given that the Land Registry have everything they need in a digital format.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what should have been a quick, no chain conveyancing. Aylesbury is the location of the property. Can you offer any opinion?
Flying freeholds in Aylesbury are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Aylesbury you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds very carefully. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Aylesbury may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.
As co-executor for the estate of my uncle I am selling a residence in Cardiff but I am based in Aylesbury. My conveyancer (based 200 kilometers from mehas requested that I execute a stat dec ahead of completion. Could you suggest a conveyancing practitioner in Aylesbury to witness this legal document for me?
strictly speaking you are unlikely to need to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally any notary public or solicitor will do regardless of whether they are based in Aylesbury