I have given 2 months notice to my existing landlord and have to be out of my rented flat in Falmouth by the end of next month. Conveyancing for my house purchase has just started. Is it possible to complete in six weeks as I wish to avoid having to find temporary accommodation?
The normal practice is not to provide notice on a rental until your lawyer suggests that you should. If you have not previously done so, update to your lawyer and request that they chase the owners lawyers, try to get a realistic time scale from them that all parties will work towards
I used Stirling Law several years ago for my conveyancing in Falmouth. I now require my file however the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?
You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate 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 Falmouth of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
Over the last few months I have been searching for a flat up to £305k and identified one close by in Falmouth I like with a park and station in the vicinity, however it only has 52 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Falmouth for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a lease with such few years left?
If you need a mortgage that many years may be an issue. Discount the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing proprietor has owned the property for at least twenty four months you can ask them to start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer regarding this.
Hoping to buy a property located in Falmouth and I am already nervous. I couldn't find anything specific about Falmouth. Conveyancing will be needed in due course but do you know about the Falmouth area? or perhaps some other tips you can share?
Rather than looking online forget looking online you should go and have a look at Falmouth. In the meantime here are some basic statistics that we found
Should I instruct a Falmouth conveyancing solicitor based in the area that I am hoping to buy? An old friend can deal with the legal work but his firm is located 400kilometers drive away.
The primary upside of using a local Falmouth conveyancing practice is that you can visit the firm to execute paperwork, present your ID and apply pressure on them where appropriate. They will also have local intelligence which is a benefit. However nothing is more important than finding someone that will do a good and efficient job. If if people you trust instructed your friend and on the whole were impressed that should trump using an unknown Falmouth conveyancing lawyer solely due to them being local.