I have given 8 weeks notice to my existing landlord and must leave my rented flat in Bitterne by 23/5/2019. Conveyancing for my house purchase is progressing. Can I complete in three weeks as I wish to avoid having to move into short term accommodation?
The normal practice is not to give notice on a rental until your lawyer suggests that you should. If you have not previously done so, update to your lawyer and urge them to they chase the other lawyers, try to get a realistic time scale from them that everyone will work towards
In what way does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Bitterne? Why is this being asked of me?
Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering regulations require solicitors and licensed conveyancers to check the identification documents of the potential client they are dealing with prior to agreeing to accepting their conveyancing instruction. The Client Care letter that you are required to sign will no doubt confirm this. Your lender will also require certain documents to be viewed. If you refuse to hand over ID verification documents, your solicitor would not be able to act for you.
Do I find a Licenced Conveyancer or Solicitor for conveyancing in Bitterne?
There are many registered licenced Conveyancers in Bitterne and Solicitor partnerships in Bitterne who provide Conveyancing services It is important to make clear that the two are supervised by regulatory bodies with both specialising in the legal aspects of the home buying process. They may both also conduct associated property related work such as remortgage conveyancing, enfranchisement and transfer of equity conveyancing.
We have agreed to purchase a house in Bitterne. A rare aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender Skipton be concerned?
Given that you are obtaining a mortgage with Skipton your lawyer must follow the formal instructions outlined in Section 2 of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Skipton. The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook contains minimum specifications for solar panel roof-space leases, and conveyancing practitioners are required to report to Skipton where a lease fails to meet these requirements. The requirements relate to the installation of panels on properties in England and Wales and is not limited to Bitterne.
We expect to receive a AIP from Bank of Ireland this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we only have online calculators to go by (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Bank of Ireland recommend any Bitterne solicitors on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently?
You will need to appoint Bitterne solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Bank of Ireland through the process.
A relative recommended that where I am buying in Bitterne I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?
A search of this type is occasionally quoted for as part of the standard Bitterne conveyancing searches. It is a large report of more than thirty pages, listing and setting out important information about Bitterne around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Bitterne Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime details, Local Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information concerning Bitterne.
Been searching for a property lawyer for leasehold sale conveyancing in Bitterne. We are selling, simple no mortgage to discharge, no hurry, currently vacant. Had a quote from a conveyancing practitioner for £900 plus VAT which is a tad steep given that its so straightforward. Is it possible to find less expensive fees for conveyancing in Bitterne?
As it’s a sale only, £500 + VAT is likely to be about the lowest for a Bitterne solicitor firm.