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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Dunstable

I have given 2 months notice to my current landlord and must leave my rented apartment in Dunstable by 10/12/2020. Conveyancing on my purchase is underway. How realistic is it to complete in 5 weeks as I wish to avoid having to move into temporary accommodation?

The normal practice is not to give notice on a rental unless your lawyer suggests that you should. If you have not already done so, notify to your lawyer and request that they apply pressure on the sellers side, try to a target completion date that all parties will look to achieve

Are the Dunstable conveyancing solicitors identified as being on the Nottingham conveyancing panel, together with their details provided by Nottingham?

Dunstable conveyancing firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Nottingham conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Nottingham directly.

My uncle informed me that in purchasing a property in Dunstable there may be various restrictions as to what one can do in terms of external changes to the property. Is this right?

There are a number of properties in Dunstable which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to execute external variations. Part of the conveyancing in Dunstable should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

Is it the case that all Dunstable CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors are on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel?

A selection of lenders now utilise the accreditation scheme as the starting point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS membership however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitors wishing to remain on their approved list of conveyancing solicitors.

I currently have a mortgage with TSB for my property in Dunstable. Conveyancing has been completed some time ago. Should I wish to rent out my property and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a BTL mortgage or inform TSB?

TSB must be informed of your intention before letting out your property as this is likely to be a breach of TSB’s mortgage conditions. It may be that TSB will permit you to let out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact TSB directly. It should not be necessary to do this via a TSB conveyancing panel lawyer.

Will commercial conveyancing searches disclose planned roadworks that may affect a commercial land in Dunstable?

Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Dunstable will perform a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers invest in investigating accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Dunstable. The report sets out definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Dunstable.

For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Dunstable it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been addressed adequately can cause delays to Dunstable commercial conveyancing deals as well as present a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not ordered for residential conveyancing in Dunstable.

I purchased a flat in Dunstable last 19/7/2019 and to date it is still not recorded with HM Land Registry. It is part of a development site and my conveyancer told me that it can take one year to complete the registration formalities. I have called HM Land Registry directly and they say that the original application was cancelled due to questions not being addressed in time. What can I do?

It is your lawyer that you really need to turn to here in order to satisfy any questions which have been raised as part of the registration process for your Dunstable property. Normal Dunstable conveyancing practice includes an undertaking on the part of the previous owner’s lawyer that they will assist in resolving any registration raised by HMLR so it may be a case of taking action to enforce that undertaking in some way.

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