I have given 8 weeks notice to my current landlord and must leave my let out property in Oldham by 9/11/2020. Conveyancing for my house purchase is underway. Can I complete in 4 weeks as don't want to have to move into short term accommodation?
The normal practice is not to provide notice for your letting until exchange of contracts has taken place. If you have not previously done so, update to your lawyer and urge them to they seek the assistance the owners lawyers, try to get a realistic time scale from them that everyone will look to achieve
Completed the sale of my flat in Oldham last July yet the purchaser is calling me complaining that his solicitor needs to hear from mysolicitor. What are the post completion sale formalities following completion?
After completion of your house sale your conveyancer should forward the transfer deeds and all of the paperwork to the purchaser's conveyancer. If applicable, your lawyer must also confirm that the mortgage has been discharged to the purchasers conveyancers. There are no post completion tasks just for conveyancing in Oldham.
The Oldham conveyancing lawyers that I recently instructed on my house acquisition in Oldham have suddenly shut down. I only went with them because I had to have a lawyer on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel and my previous Oldham lawyer was not. I paid them money on account. What do I do now?
Assuming that you have an Estate Agent in the equation then inform them immediately so that they can let the sellers know that there may be a slight delay due to the problems encountered. Most sellers would be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You should appoint new lawyers that are on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new solicitors may be able to assist.
Is it possible to switch firm as I have to instruct a firm on the HSBC Bank conveyancing list. I had appointed a high street conveyancing solicitor in Oldham round the corner but she is not approved by HSBC Bank
It would be our pleasure to help you select a conveyancing solicitor in Oldham on the HSBC Bank panel. Please note that the law firms that we work with do not pay us a referral fee if you instruct them and are authorised and regulated by the SRA who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in Oldham. In making use of the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this page, you can compare costs for conveyancing solicitors in Oldham and throughout England and Wales.
Should I go with a Oldham conveyancing solicitor in close proximity to the house I am hoping to buy? We have a good friend who can handle the legal formalities however her office is 400kilometers drive away.
The benefit of a local Oldham conveyancing firm is that you can pop in to sign paperwork, present your ID and pester them if necessary. Having local Oldham know how is a benefit. However it's more important to get someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If other friends have used your friend and they were content that must surpass using an unknown Oldham conveyancing solicitor solely due to them being based in the area.
I have noted on a number of online forums that when choosing a conveyancing solicitors they must be approved by your mortgage company. I am novice purchaser but I have an offer in principle from HSBC and I already have a family conveyancing solicitor in Oldham at the ready. Does Birmingham Midhshires need an approved conveyancer to be instructed? Does a list of approved solicitors even exist so I can appoint a conveyancing lawyer in Oldham?
You should use a solicitor that is on the Birmingham Midhshires panel. Simply ring your preferred Oldham conveyancing lawyer and ask if they are on the Birmingham Midhshires panel. If they are not approved you have a couple of options available to you here:
- Complete the purchase with your preferred Oldham conveyancer but Birmingham Midhshires will no doubt use a solicitor on their approved panel. This will result in additional charges and potential delay.
- Get a new solicitor to conduct the conveyancing, making sure they are on the Birmingham Midhshires conveyancing panel.
- Convince your property lawyer to do everything within their powers to get listed on the Birmingham Midhshires conveyancing panel.