I have given 8 weeks notice to my current landlord and must vacate my rented property in Greystones by the end of next month. Conveyancing for my house purchase is underway. How realistic is it to complete in a couple of weeks as don't want to have to move into short term accommodation?
The normal practice is not to give notice on a rental unless you have exchanged. If you have not already done so, speak to your conveyancer and urge them to they chase the other lawyers, try to get a realistic time scale from them that all parties will look to achieve
We are expecting a mortgage offer soon. The bank mentioned the loan came with free conveyancing. Is the implication that I have to instruct their panel lawyer as I would prefer to instruct a specialised conveyancing solicitor in Greystones?
You should check but the the probability is that appoint one of their panel lawyers if you accept the "fee-free" offer. Contact the bank and determine if they allow a cash alternative. It is not unheard for a lender to give a £250 cashback as an alternative in which case that money can go towards the cost for your conveyancing solicitor near Greystones.
What is your number one tip for choosing a conveyancing solicitor in Greystones
It would be unwise to be swayed by the cheapest Greystones conveyancing quote. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to property lawyers. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you know exactly what you’ll have to pay in ahead of time.
Can I be sure that the Greystones conveyancing solicitor on the Leeds Building Society panel is any good?
When it comes to conveyancing in Greystones getting recommendations is a good starting point. 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 which is cheap as chips. We would always suggest that you speak with the lawyer handling your conveyancing.
I am buying a property in Greystones. An unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Bank of Ireland have issued a mortgage offer so presumably this is not a concern to them. Why is my solicitor raising questions about the panel?
As your lender is Bank of Ireland your lawyer must comply with the conveyancing requirements set out in Part two of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Bank of Ireland. The CML Handbook stipulates minimum requirements for solar panel roof-space leases, and property lawyers are required to report to Bank of Ireland where a lease does not meet these provisions. The conditions relate to the installation of panels on properties countrywide and is not limited to Greystones.
Do I need to pay for insurance to cover chancel repairs when purchasing a residence in Greystones?
Unless a prior acquisition of the property took place post 12 October 2013 you can assume that conveyancing practitioners conducting conveyancing in Greystones to remain encouraging a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.
I have recentlydiscovered that Action Conveyancing have been shut down. They carried out my conveyancing in Greystones for a purchase of a leasehold flat 12 months ago. How can I establish that my home is not still registered in the name of the former proprietor?
The quickest method to see if the property is registered to you, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Greystones conveyancing specialists.