I have given 8 weeks notice to my current landlord and must vacate my let out flat in Culcheth by the end of next month. Conveyancing for my house purchase has just started. Is it possible to complete in three weeks as I wish to avoid having to find temporary accommodation?
The normal practice is not to give notice for your tenancy unless your lawyer suggests that you should. If you have not previously done so, contact to your solicitor and request that they chase the sellers side, try to a target completion date that all parties will work to achieve
How can we know in advance if a Culcheth conveyancing solicitor on the TSB panel is any good?
When it comes to conveyancing in Culcheth obtaining 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 advertising the lowest fees. We would always suggest that you speak with the solicitor conducting your transaction.
My wife and I have organised the release of further funds on our home loan from Virgin Money as we wish to carry out improvements to our house in Culcheth. Are we obliged to select a bricks and mortar Culcheth solicitor on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel to deal with the legals?
Virgin Money do not ordinarily require a member of their conveyancing panel to handle such a matter. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Virgin Money list.
I am currently in the process of buying my council flat in Culcheth. I have a mortgage agreed with Co-operative. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should have one. Any advice?
It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Co-operative, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Co-operative conveyancing panel.
Various online forums that I have frequented warn that are a common reason for hinderance in Culcheth conveyancing transactions. Is this right?
The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) released conclusions of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure within the most frequent causes of hindrances in the conveyancing process. Local searches are not likely to feature in any slowing down conveyancing in Culcheth.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified during conveyancing in Culcheth?
Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Culcheth. 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…’
I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing lawyer in Culcheth for my house move. Is it possible to review a solicitor's record with the profession’s regulator?
Anyone can read presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations resulting from investigations commenced on or after Jan 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For information Pre 2008, or to check a firm's history, call 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For callers outside the UK, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA sometimes recorded call for training purposes.