I have given 2 months notice to my existing landlord and have to vacate my let out property in Potton by the end of next month. Conveyancing for my house purchase has just started. Can I complete in 5 weeks as don't want to have to move into short term accommodation?
It is unwise to serve notice for your lease unless your lawyer suggests that you should. If you have not previously done so, notify to your lawyer and request that they seek the assistance the owners lawyers, try to get a realistic time scale from them that all parties will look towards
I am aiming to move property in October. Should my conveyancing solicitor communicate with the removal company on the day of completion. On a separate note, can you put forward a removal company in Potton. Conveyancing firm was organised prior to coming across this page.
On the afternoon of completion you can pick up the house keys from your estate agent but this can only occur when the sellers conveyancers confirm to the agent that they acknowledge receipt of the completion payment and the keys can be given over. Subsequently you can tell the removal men that they can start moving you in. We are not in a position to suggest a particular removal organisation but can help you find a conveyancing in Potton or a solicitor that specialises in conveyancing in Potton.
We have agreed to purchase a house in Potton. A rare aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Co-operative have issued a mortgage offer so presumably this is not a concern to them. Why is my solicitor raising questions about the panel?
As your lender is Co-operative your lawyer must follow the conveyancing requirements contained in Section 2 of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Co-operative. The CML Handbook sets out minimum conditions for solar panel roof-space leases, and conveyancing practitioners are required to report to Co-operative where a lease does not meet these specifications. The specifications relate to the installation of panels on properties countrywide and is not restricted to Potton.
I recently had an offer accepted on an apartment in Potton. My mortgage broker pressured me to appoint their conveyancing practitioner. I paid an on account payment of £200. Not long after, the lawyer called me sheepishly admitting that they were not on the HSBC 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 HSBC 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.
My wife and I purchased a terraced Georgian house in Potton. Conveyancing solicitor acted for me and Barclays Direct. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and there are a couple of entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold under the exact same property. Is it worth asking Barclays Direct to clarify?
You should assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Potton and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they mortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with mortgage companies. You can also question the position with your conveyancing solicitor who conducted the conveyancing.
I'm buying a new build house in Potton with the aid of help to buy. The developers refused to reduce the price so I negotiated £7000 of fixtures and fittings instead. The estate agent advised me not inform my conveyancer about the side-deal as it will jeopardize my mortgage with the lender. Should I keep quiet?.
All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.
Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.
Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.
Given that I will soon part with £400,000 on a terraced house in Potton I wish to talk to a conveyancer concerning thetransaction prior to giving the go ahead to the firm. Is this something that you can arrange?
We could not agree more - we would be happy to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you liaising with the solicitor who will be conducting your conveyancing in Potton.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - each client is an important person, not a file number. The practices that we put you in touch with believe that the fees you are provided with for residential conveyancing in Potton should be the figure that you are charged.
I need to instruct a conveyancing lawyer in Potton for my house move. Is it possible to check a solicitor's complaints history with the profession’s regulator?
Anyone can review presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions arising from investigations from 2008 onwards. Go to Check a solicitor's record. To find information Pre 2008, or to check a solicitors history, telephone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For non-uk callers, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator could recorded call for training requirements.