I have given 8 weeks notice to my existing landlord and must leave my rented apartment in Roehampton by 6/1/2022. Conveyancing for my house purchase is underway. Can I complete in 4 weeks as I wish to avoid having to move into short term accommodation?
It is unwise to provide notice for your lease unless your lawyer suggests that you should. Assuming that you have not already done so, update to your conveyancer and request that they seek the assistance the sellers lawyers, try to get a realistic time scale from them that everyone will aim towards
I have just over seventy years unexpired on my lease and require a lease extension for my flat in Roehampton. Conveyancing solicitors on the Platform panel can deal with such extensions right?
Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are securing a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. Platform have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 22/11/2021 the requirements read as follows :
My wife and I purchasing a 4 bedroom semi-detached house in Roehampton. The intention is to carry out a loft conversion at the property.Will the conveyancing process involve enquiries to see if these works are allowed?
Your property lawyer should review the registered title as conveyancing in Roehampton will sometimes identify restrictions in the title documents which restrict categories of alterations or require the permission of another owner. Many additions need local authority planning permissions and approval in compliance with building regulations. Certain areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which often prevent or affect extensions. It would be prudent to check these issues with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.
I currently have a mortgage with Bank of Ireland for my property in Roehampton. Conveyancing has been completed months ago. Should I wish to rent out my property and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a buy-to-let mortgage or inform Bank of Ireland?
Your original mortgage agreement with Bank of Ireland will provide that you need their approval before letting out your property as this is likely to be a breach of Bank of Ireland’s mortgage conditions. It may be that Bank of Ireland will permit you to let out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Bank of Ireland directly. You need not do this via a Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel lawyer.
Bank of Ireland have agreed my home loan in principle, my bid on a flat in Roehampton has been accepted, now what?
Your property agent will want to be advised as to your conveyancer's details (be sure the property lawyers are on the bank’s panel). Contact Bank of Ireland or your broker and complete any relevant forms. Bank of Ireland will instruct a valuer who will get in contact with the estate agent or vendor to schedule an appointment. Once carried out (assuming no problems) it takes on average a week for the mortgage offer to be issued. Bank of Ireland will send the offer to you and your lawyers. The legal work will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Roehampton.
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Roehampton is where the house is located. What do you suggest?
Flying freeholds in Roehampton are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Roehampton you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds diligently. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Roehampton may determine 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 residence.
How do I locate a Roehampton law firm on the Barclays conveyancing panel? I have a car and am prepared to travel upto 25miles to meet the lawyer.
Feel free to make use of the search on this website. Please select a lender and your location and you will see a number of Roehampton conveyancing lawyers located nearest you. We have listed some Roehampton conveyancing firms towards the end of this page and you can call them to verify whether they are on the Barclays panel
What type of property do your Roehampton conveyancing estimates apply to?
Our conveyancing quotes are only applicable to standard residential property in England & Wales. If you have any different needs for example industrial or agricultural land or commercial conveyancing in Roehampton you should contact us to consider your requirements .