I have given 2 months notice to my existing landlord and must be out of my rented apartment in Vauxhall by the end of next month. Conveyancing for my house purchase is underway. Is it possible to complete in a couple of weeks as don't want to have to find short term accommodation?
It is unwise to serve notice for your letting unless your lawyer suggests that you should. Assuming that you have not already done so, contact to your conveyancer and request that they seek the assistance the owners side, try to a target completion date that everyone will aim to achieve
Completed the sale of my flat in Vauxhall last December yet the purchaser is whats apping every few hours to say her solicitor needs to hear from mylawyer. What are the post completion sale legalities following completion?
Following your sale your conveyancer should deliver the transfer deeds and all additional paperwork to the purchaser's lawyers. Depending on the transaction, your conveyancer must also confirm that the legal charge in favour of the lender has been discharged to the purchasers solicitors. There is unlikely to be post completion tasks just for conveyancing in Vauxhall.
My colleague advised me that if I am purchasing in Vauxhall I should ask my conveyancer to perform a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?
This is a search is usually quoted for as part of the standard Vauxhall conveyancing searches. It is a large document of more than thirty pages, listing and detailing important information about Vauxhall around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime details, Vauxhall Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data about Vauxhall.
I used Wolstenholmes a few years past for my conveyancing in Vauxhall. Now, I need the documents however cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?
You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate 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 Vauxhall of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
I am buying a new build flat in Vauxhall. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.
Set out below is a sample of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Vauxhall
Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. Please supply a car parking plan. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company?
Last February I purchased a leasehold property in Vauxhall. Am I liable to pay service charges relating to a period prior to completion of my purchase?
In a situation where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous owner and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. However, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to be sure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.
If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).
Having spent years of correspondence we simply can't agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Vauxhall. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?
You certainly can. We are happy to put you in touch with a Vauxhall conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Vauxhall flat is Flats 12A & 19, Evelyn Mansions Carlisle Place in June 2009. The Tribunal held that the price to be paid for the new lease of Flat 12A is £168,824, For the other flat the price was set at £169,110 This case was in relation to 2 flats. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 56 years.