I have given 8 weeks notice to my existing landlord and must be out of my rented apartment in Coningsby by the end of next month. Conveyancing for my house purchase is progressing. Can I complete in a couple of weeks as I wish to avoid having to find temporary accommodation?
It is unwise to give notice on a rental unless your lawyer suggests that you should. Assuming that you have not previously done so, notify to your solicitor and ask them to they seek the assistance the owners solicitors, try to a target completion date that all parties will aim to achieve
Should conveyancers ask for money up-front when it comes to conveyancing in Coningsby?
Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in Coningsby your solicitor will request that you put them with monies to cover the search fees. This will be the total of the cost of the conveyancing searches. If any deposit is payable against the sale price then this will be required shortly before contracts are exchanged. Any further balance that is due should be sent to your lawyer shortly before completion.
Can I be sure that the Coningsby conveyancing solicitor on the Aldermore panel is any good?
When it comes to conveyancing in Coningsby seeking recommendations is a sensible start. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one advertising the lowest fees. We would always advise that you speak with the solicitor conducting your conveyancing.
I am expecting a DIP from TSB this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we only have online calculators to go by (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do TSB recommend any Coningsby solicitors on the TSB conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently?
You will need to appoint Coningsby solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the TSB conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and TSB through the process.
I recently had an offer accepted on an apartment in Coningsby. My financial adviser recommended their conveyancers. I paid an on account payment of £175. Shortly after, the property lawyer called me sheepishly admitting that they were not on the Yorkshire BS 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 Yorkshire BS 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 property we're purchasing in Coningsby?
Coningsby conveyancing often starts with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search company such as Searchflow The local search plays a central role in most Coningsby conveyancing purchase; that is if you don’t want any unpleasant once you have moved into your property. The search should supply information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the property (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 topic headings.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I have offered on two weeks back in what should have been a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. Coningsby is where the house is located. What do you suggest?
Flying freeholds in Coningsby are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Coningsby you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds diligently. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Coningsby 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 premises.
We yesterday become aware that one of the partners of the solicitors acting on the purchase conveyancing in Coningsby is related to the owners that we are buying from. Is this permitted?
On the basis that there is no conflict of interest this is allowable. Where you are requiring a mortgage then the lender may have a say as many mortgage companies have specific instructions on this. For example for Halifax Loans as of 19/9/2020, the requirements read as follows :