I have given 8 weeks notice to my existing landlord and must vacate my rented property in Denham by 30/6/2022. Conveyancing for my house purchase is underway. Is it possible to complete in a couple of weeks as don't want to have to move into short term accommodation?
Generally one should not give notice on a rental until exchange of contracts has taken place. Assuming that you have not previously done so, notify to your conveyancer and request that they seek the assistance the other side, try to get a realistic time scale from them that all parties will look to achieve
We're in Denham, FTBs purchasing with a mortgage (lender is RBS , and our solicitor is on the RBS conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the RBS conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no conveyancer should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.
I am helping my aunt sell her flat in Denham. Will the conveyancer order the energy performance certificate or should I organise this?
After the abolition of HIPs, EPC’s remained a compulsory part of moving property. An energy assessment needs to be to hand in advance of the property being advertised. This is not something that lawyers normally arrange. If you are using a Denham conveyancing lawyer they might be willing to arrange energy performance certificates due to their contacts with reputable local accredited person
When it comes to lenders such as TSB, do Denham lawyers face a fee to be on the conveyancing panel?
We are not aware of any lender fees to register on their list of approved firms, although some do levy an administration fee to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.
The formalities of my remortgage has taken place for my property in Denham. Conveyancing was a necessary evil but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about the lender. How does one go about formally complaining?
All lenders have complaints procedures. Your first port of call should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Services Team at head office. In most cases complaints to a lender are resolved very quickly. However if you are not satisfied that the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service, South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR with full details of your complaint.
I used Wolstenholmes a few years ago for my conveyancing in Denham. Now, I need the files but the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?
Do call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing 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 Denham 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.
How does conveyancing in Denham differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build property in Denham contact us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is finished. This is because new home sellers in Denham usually acquire the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Denham or who has acted in the same development.