I have given 8 weeks notice to my current landlord and have to be out of my let out property in Theale by 12/7/2022. Conveyancing on my purchase is progressing. How realistic is it to complete in 4 weeks as don't want to have to find short term accommodation?
Generally one should not provide notice on a rental until your lawyer suggests that you should. If you have not already done so, speak to your solicitor and ask them to they chase the sellers lawyers, try to a target completion date that everyone will work to achieve
We are planning on selling our home in Theale and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was constructed on contaminated land. Any local lawyer would know that there is no such problem. For the life of me I don't know why the purchasers instructed an online conveyancing outfit as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Theale. We have lived in Theale for 5 years we know of no issue. Is it a good idea to get in touch with our local Authority to get confirmation that the buyers are looking for.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing solicitor already. What do they say? You need to check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same ailment)
I used Arc property Solicitors a few years past for my conveyancing in Theale. I now require my papers but the law firm has closed. What do I do?
You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Theale of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously instructed, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
How does conveyancing in Theale differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Theale approach us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is completed. This is because new home sellers in Theale usually acquire the land, 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Theale or who has acted in the same development.
Due to the guidance of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Theale in advance of appointing solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. Our surveyor has said that some mortgage companies tend refuse to grant a loan on such a property.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Santander has different requirements from Birmingham Midshires. If you e-mail us we can investigate further with the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Theale. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.
Should I go with a Theale conveyancing solicitor in close proximity to the house I am buying? I have an old university friend who can conduct the legal work however his firm is located over three hundred miles drive away.
The benefit of a high street Theale conveyancing firm is that you can attend the office to execute documents, hand in your ID and pester them where appropriate. Having local Theale know how is a plus. That being said nothing is more important than finding someone that will do a good and efficient job. If you know people who used your friend and on the whole were content that should outweigh using an unfamiliar Theale conveyancing lawyer solely due to them being based in the area.