I have given 8 weeks notice to my current landlord and have to vacate my rented apartment in Bedfordshire by 24/5/2021. Conveyancing on my purchase is underway. How realistic is it to complete in 5 weeks as I wish to avoid having to find short term accommodation?
The normal practice is not to provide notice for your tenancy unless you have exchanged. If you have not previously done so, contact to your solicitor and urge them to they seek the assistance the owners solicitors, try to an agreed time frame that all parties will work to achieve
Is it necessary to take out insurance to address the risk of chancel repairs when buying a house in Bedfordshire?
Unless a previous purchase of the premises took place post 12 October 2013 you may expect lawyers conducting conveyancing in Bedfordshire to remain recommending a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.
It has been five months following my purchase conveyancing in Bedfordshire concluded. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £215,000. Why the discrepancy?
The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the asset from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.
I decided to have a survey carried out on a house in Bedfordshire prior to instructing conveyancers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold element to the property. My surveyor advised that some lenders will not issue a loan on such a property.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Bank of Scotland has different instructions for example to Halifax. If you call us we can check via the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Bedfordshire. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Bedfordshire especially if they regularly deal with such properties in Bedfordshire.
My uncle has suggested that I instruct his lawyers for conveyancing in Bedfordshire. Should I use them?
No doubt the best way to find a conveyancing solicitor is to get referrals from friends or relatives who have previously instructed the conveyancer that you are considering.