I have given 8 weeks notice to my existing landlord and have to vacate my rented flat in Leven by 9/3/2022. Conveyancing on my purchase is underway. Can I complete in 4 weeks as I wish to avoid having to move into temporary accommodation?
It is unwise to provide notice on a rental unless you have exchanged. If you have not already done so, update to your solicitor and request that they chase the sellers side, try to get a realistic time scale from them that all parties will aim towards
I am the registered owner of a freehold premises in Leven yet charged rent, why is this and what is this?
It’s unusual for properties in Leven and has limited impact for conveyancing in Leven but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.
Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges have existed for many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the generation of new rentcharges post 1977.
Old rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence post 2037 is to be extinguished.
We are buying a flat in Leven. I might seem paranoid but how we can trust a solicitor? On completion day we have to put our life savings into their account. What is the protection we have from them run away with our deposit?
Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.
We previously appointed conveyancing lawyers locally in Leven on the Leeds Building Society solicitor panel. They are now charging me an additional fee for handling the Leeds Building Society mortgage. Is this a supplemental conveyancing fee specified by Leeds Building Society?
Provided it is contained in their Terms of Engagement or Quote then yes your conveyancer may levy a fee for this. The fee is not dictated by Leeds Building Society but by your Leven conveyancer. Some firms on the Leeds Building Society panel will levy ’dealing with mortgage’ fee and others do not.
I have paid off my mortgage with RBS. I assume I don't need a Leven solicitor on the RBS panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.
If you have finished paying off your RBS mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the RBS mortgage from the register. RBS, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:
- but are not moving to another property
- where RBS has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
- RBS has instructed the Land Registry to do so
Due to the input of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Leven before retaining solicitors. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. The surveyor advised that some banks tend not issue a mortgage on a flying freehold property.
It varies from the lender to lender. HSBC has different instructions from Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to call us we can check via the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Leven. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Leven to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.
I am looking into buying my first house which is in Leven and I am already nervous. I couldn't find anything specific about Leven. Conveyancing will be needed in due course but do you know about the Leven area? or perhaps some other tips you can share?
Rather than looking online forget looking online you should go and have a look at Leven. In the meantime here are some basic statistics that we found
As co-executor for the estate of my uncle I am selling a residence in Swansea but I am based in Leven. My conveyancer (who is 250 kilometers from meneeds me to sign a stat dec ahead of the transaction finalising. Could you suggest a conveyancing solicitor in Leven who can witness this legal document for me?
strictly speaking you should not need to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally or notary public or solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are Leven based