I have given 8 weeks notice to my existing landlord and have to vacate my rented flat in Burnt Oak by 28/10/2019. Conveyancing for my house purchase is underway. Is it possible to complete in 4 weeks as don't want to have to find temporary accommodation?
The normal practice is not to provide notice on a rental unless you have exchanged. If you have not already done so, notify to your conveyancer and request that they apply pressure on the other lawyers, try to get a realistic time scale from them that everyone will aim towards
Why do I have to pay up front for my conveyancing in Burnt Oak?
If you are buying a property in Burnt Oak your solicitor will ask you put them with monies to cover the search fees. Ordinarily this is needed to cover the fees of the Local Authority Search. When the deposit is payable against the purchase price then this should be needed immediately before contracts are exchanged. Any further balance that is needed should be transferred a few days ahead of the completion date.
I used Action Conveyancing a few years ago for my conveyancing in Burnt Oak. Now, I need the documents however the law firm has closed. What do I do?
You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Burnt Oak of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a property I have offered on two weeks back in what should have been a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. Burnt Oak is where the house is located. Can you shed any light on this issue?
Flying freeholds in Burnt Oak are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Burnt Oak 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 Burnt Oak may determine 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 property.
I’m about to sell my basement flat in Burnt Oak. Conveyancing has not commenced, but I have recently received a yearly maintenance charge demand – should I leave it to the buyer to sort out?
Your conveyancing lawyer is likely to suggest that you should discharge the maintenance contribution as normal because all rents and service payments should 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 subsequent invoice 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. Having a clear account will assist your cause and will leave you no worse off financially.
I own a ground floor flat in Burnt Oak. Given that I can not reach agreement with the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the amount payable for a lease extension?
You certainly can. We can put you in touch with a Burnt Oak conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Burnt Oak property is 20 Orchard Court Stonegrove in June 2009. The tribunal decided that a premium of £11,040 should be payable for the new lease This case related to 1 flat. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 71.55 years.
What is the reason for new build conveyancing in Burnt Oak being more expensive?
Conveyancing in Burnt Oak for newly converted or new build properties often involve adoption of highways & drains, building regulations approval, planning permission, new build warranties such NHBC as well as further questions and contractual concerns.