I have given 2 months notice to my current landlord and have to vacate my let out flat in Cheam by 12/1/2023. Conveyancing for my house purchase has just started. How realistic is it to complete in 4 weeks as don't want to have to find short term accommodation?
The normal practice is not to provide notice for your letting unless you have exchanged. If you have not already done so, update to your lawyer and request that they chase the owners side, try to a target completion date that everyone will aim towards
My relative advised me that where I am buying in Cheam I should ask my conveyancer to carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?
A search of this type is occasionally quoted for as part of the standard Cheam conveyancing searches. It is a large report of about 40 pages, listing and detailing significant information about Cheam around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Cheam Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime statistics, Local Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data regarding Cheam.
Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to my house are lost. The lawyers who dealt with the conveyancing in Cheam 10 years ago no longer exist. What are my options?
You no longer need to hold title official documentation to evidence that you own the land or premises, given that the Land Registry hold details of all registered land or property electronically.
How does conveyancing in Cheam differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build property in Cheam contact us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is constructed. This is because developers in Cheam tend to buy the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Cheam or who has acted in the same development.
I am using a search engine for the phrase on line conveyancing in Cheam it brings up many solicitorsin the area. How do I determine which is the right solicitor for the sale of my house?
The preferential method of finding a suitable conveyancer is via personal referral, so ask friends and those you trust who have purchased a property in Cheam or a local estate agent or mortgage broker. Costs for conveyancing in Cheam differ, so it's a good idea to secure a minimum of three costs illustrations from varying types of law firms. Make sure that you know that the fees are fixed.
Can I establish who is the owner of a property in Cheam?
Assuming that the premises is recorded at HMLR, and you have the specifics of the location of the property, you should be able to view results from the HMLR of the registered proprietor for a fee.