I have given 2 months notice to my current landlord and have to vacate my rented apartment in Abertillery by 12/5/2023. Conveyancing for my house purchase is progressing. How realistic is it to complete in three weeks as don't want to have to move into temporary accommodation?
It is unwise to give notice for your lease until your lawyer suggests that you should. Assuming that you have not already done so, speak to your solicitor and request that they seek the assistance the owners side, try to an agreed time frame that everyone will look towards
My aunt advised me that in purchasing a property in Abertillery there could be various restrictions as to what one can do in terms of external changes to the property. Is this right?
We are aware of a number of properties in Abertillery which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to perform external alterations. Part of the conveyancing in Abertillery should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.
is it true that all Abertillery solicitor firms on the Co-operative conveyancing panel are regulated by the SRA?
As solicitors, in order to be on the Co-operative conveyancing panel they would need to be overseen by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. Some banks do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such firms would be overseen by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
How can we know in advance if a Abertillery conveyancing solicitor on the Coventry BS panel is any good?
When it comes to conveyancing in Abertillery seeking recommendations is a sensible start. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always advise that you speak with the lawyer carrying out your transaction.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified during conveyancing in Abertillery?
Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Abertillery. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’
Due to the advice of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Abertillery ahead of retaining conveyancers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. My surveyor has said that some banks may not give a mortgage on a flying freehold house.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Bank of Scotland has different requirements from Halifax. If you e-mail us we can check with the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Abertillery. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Abertillery especially if they are familiar with such properties in Abertillery.
My cousin has suggested that I use his conveyancers in Abertillery. Should I use them?
No doubt it’s preferable to select a conveyancing solicitor is to get guidance from friends or relatives who have actually used the conveyancer you're are thinking of instructing.