I have given 8 weeks notice to my current landlord and must vacate my let out property in Newington by 17/9/2019. Conveyancing on my purchase is progressing. How realistic is it to complete in a couple of weeks as I wish to avoid having to move into temporary accommodation?
It is unwise to serve notice for your letting unless your lawyer suggests that you should. Assuming that you have not previously done so, notify to your lawyer and request that they cajole the sellers solicitors, try to an agreed time frame that everyone will look to achieve
We are aiming to move home in August. Does my conveyancing solicitor update the removal company on the day of completion. On a separate note, can you recommend a removal company in Newington. Conveyancing solicitor was found prior to coming across this website.
On the day of completion you can pick up the keys from your property agent but this should only be done when the vendors solicitors inform the agent that they acknowledge receipt of the completion payment and the keys can be released. You can advise the removal men that you are ready to move in. As a matter of policy we do not recommend a particular removal company but can assist you in locating a residential property solicitor in Newington or a solicitor with expertise in conveyancing in Newington.
When it comes to lenders such as RBS, do Newington property lawyers incur a fee to be on the list of approved solicitors?
We are not aware of any mortgage company fees to be on their list of approved firms, although some do charge an administration charge to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.
After much negotiation I have agreed a price on a house in Newington. My financial adviser recommended their conveyancers. I paid an upfront payment of £175. Shortly after, the lawyer called me embarrassingly acknowledging that they were not on the RBS 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 RBS 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 tell me regarding the property I am purchasing in Newington?
Newington conveyancing often commences with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search company such as Searches UK The local search is essential in every Newington conveyancing purchase; that is if you wish to avoid any unpleasant once you have moved into your property. The search should reveal information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable 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 thirteen subject headings.
How does conveyancing in Newington differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build residence in Newington contact us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is constructed. This is because builders in Newington tend to acquire 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 conveyancers 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 Newington or who has acted in the same development.
I am looking for a ground for flat up to £235,500 and found one round the corner in Newington I like with open areas and transport links in the vicinity, however it only has 51 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Newington suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error purchasing a short lease?
Should you require a mortgage the shortness of the lease may be an issue. Discount the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current proprietor has owned the property for a minimum of twenty four months you may request that they commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor regarding this matter.
As co-executor for the will of my father I am selling a house in Neath but live in Newington. My lawyer (approximately 260 miles from mehas requested that I execute a statutory declaration ahead of completion. Could you suggest a conveyancing lawyer in Newington to witness this legal document for me?
strictly speaking you should not be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily or notary public or qualified solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are Newington based