I have given 8 weeks notice to my existing landlord and have to be out of my let out property in Slough by 23/6/2021. Conveyancing for my house purchase is progressing. How realistic is it to complete in 4 weeks as don't want to have to move into temporary accommodation?
It is unwise to give notice on a rental unless you have exchanged. If you have not already done so, contact to your lawyer and urge them to they chase the other lawyers, try to get a realistic time scale from them that all parties will work to achieve
The Slough conveyancing firm that just started acting on my house acquisition in Slough have suddenly closed. I only went with them because I needed a lawyer on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel and my preferred Slough lawyer was not. I gave my credit card details for them to take £195 for searches. What should be my next steps?
Assuming that you have an Estate Agent in the equation then inform them straight away 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 Coventry BS 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 lawyers should be in a position to assist.
Will my conveyancer be making enquiries about flooding as part of the conveyancing in Slough.
Flooding is a growing risk for solicitors specialising in conveyancing in Slough. There are those who buy a property in Slough, completely expectant that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, aside from the physical damage, where a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, adequate insurance cover, or sell the premises. Steps can be carried out as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the purchaser.
Lawyers are not qualified to give advice on flood risk, but there are a numerous searches that can be undertaken by the buyer or on a buyer’s behalf which will give them a better understanding of the risks in Slough. The conventional set of completed inquiry forms given to a purchaser’s conveyancer (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) includes a standard inquiry of the seller to determine whether the property has suffered from flooding. In the event that flooding has previously occurred and is not revealed by the vendor, then a purchaser could commence a claim for damages resulting from an inaccurate response. A purchaser’s lawyers should also order an environmental search. This should reveal whether there is a recorded flood risk. If so, additional inquiries should be made.
Due to the advice of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Slough prior to appointing solicitors. I have been told that there is a flying freehold element to the property. The surveyor has said that some mortgage companies tend refuse to issue a loan on a flying freehold home.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Bank of Scotland has different instructions for example to Halifax. Should you wish to telephone us we can investigate further with the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Slough. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Slough especially if they regularly deal with such properties in Slough.
How simple is it to swap solicitor as I have to appoint one who is on the Britannia conveyancing list. I instructed a high street conveyancing solicitor in Slough five minutes from me but the firm is not accepted by Britannia
It would be our pleasure to help you find a conveyancing solicitor in Slough on the Britannia panel. Please note that the conveyancers that we on the directory do not pay us commission if you instruct them and are under regulation of the Solicitors Regulation Authority who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in Slough. In making use of the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this website, you can compare costs for conveyancing solicitors in Slough and throughout England and Wales.
There are plenty of houses in Slough on unadopted lanes. I am purchasing one such house. What are the pros and cons of purchasing a property on a privately owned road?
Slough conveyancing solicitors are familiar with dealing houseson unadopted roads. The lawyer will investigate title to identify any rights or liabilities. In many cases there is a residents association that residents pay into for the upkeep of the road. Where one exists, the road should be maintained and appear nicer than council owned.