I have given 8 weeks notice to my existing landlord and have to vacate my rented flat in Canning Town by the end of next month. Conveyancing for my house purchase is progressing. Can I complete in a couple of weeks as don't want to have to find short term accommodation?
The normal practice is not to serve notice on a rental unless your lawyer suggests that you should. If you have not previously done so, speak to your solicitor and request that they seek the assistance the other solicitors, try to get a realistic time scale from them that everyone will aim to achieve
We see that you have a search directory listing solicitors on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a referral fee if I appoint them for our own conveyancing in Canning Town?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Canning Town.
I had a mortgage agreed in principle with Virgin Money. Canning Town conveyancing solicitors were selected. What is the average time that one could expect to receive a mortgage offer from Virgin Money?
There is no definitive answer here. Have Virgin Money conducted the survey? Have you informed Virgin Money as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel? It is not unusual for a mortgage offer to take a month to come through.
After weeks of negotiation I have agreed a price on an apartment in Canning Town. My financial adviser suggested a lawyer. I paid an advanced payment of £150. Shortly after, the solicitor contacted me to say that they were not on the Principality 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 Principality 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.
I am due to exchange contracts on my house. I had a double glazing fitted in October 2008, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's lender, Co-operative are being a right pain. The Canning Town solicitor who is on the Co-operative conveyancing panel is recommending indemnity insurance as a solution but Co-operative are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do Co-operative have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?
It is probably the case that Co-operative have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Co-operative may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.
I am looking for a ground for flat up to £305k and found one near me in Canning Town I like with a park and station nearby, however it only has 52 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Canning Town suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a short lease?
Should you need a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term will likely be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current owner has owned the property for at least 2 years you may request that they start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer concerning this.
Do I need to be suspicious that brokers that I am dealing with are recommending an online conveyancing firm as opposed to a local Canning Town conveyancing company?
As with lots of professional services, often referrals from connections can be worth their weight in gold. But there are numerous players in a conveyancing transaction; estate agents, financial adviser and banks may suggest lawyers to instruct. Sometimes the lawyers might be known to one of the organisations as experts in their field, but sometimes there exists a commercial relationship behind the recommendation. You have the right to choose your preferred conveyancer. Don't forget that the majority of mortgage providers specify a panel list of conveyancers you are obliged to use for the lender related work in your house move.
What is the average legal costs for conveyancing in Canning Town?
The average cost last year for conveyancing in Canning Town was £1,500 not including Stamp Duty and HMLR charges.