I have given 2 months notice to my existing landlord and have to be out of my let out flat in Halifax by 10/9/2019. Conveyancing on my purchase is progressing. Is it possible to complete in 5 weeks as don't want to have to find temporary accommodation?
It is unwise to provide notice for your letting until exchange of contracts has taken place. If you have not previously done so, contact to your lawyer and ask them to they seek the assistance the sellers lawyers, try to a target completion date that all parties will aim to achieve
I purchased a freehold residence in Halifax but nevertheless pay rent, why is this and what is this?
It is rare for properties in Halifax and has limited impact for conveyancing in Halifax but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.
Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges have existed for many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the creation of new rentcharges post 1977.
Previous rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence after 2037 is to be extinguished.
I am looking to buy a house and require a conveyancing solicitor in Halifax who is on the Alliance & Leicester solicitor. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Alliance & Leicester in certain locations such as Halifax. We dont recommend any particular firm.
We are intent on selling our house in Halifax and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a risk of it being built land that was not decontaminated. A high street Halifax conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. For the life of me I don't know why the purchasers are using a factory type conveyancing firm as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Halifax. Having lived in Halifax for six years we know of no issue. Should we get in touch with our local Authority to get clarification that there is no issue.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing solicitor already. Are they able to advise? You need to enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same illness)
My husband and I are 14 days into a leasehold purchase having been directed to conveyancers by the local agent to do our conveyancing in Halifax. I am am starting to be frustrated with the quality of service. Can you you assist me in finding new lawyers?
A lawyer would need to be very poor in order to consider changing them. Has your mortgage offer been issued? If so you must make them aware of the new contact details and have the loan are re-issued. The solicitor ideally needs to be on the banks panel to avoid escalating charges and complications. So that should be your first question of the new conveyancers. Our find a solicitor tool will help you find a lender approved solicitor for your home move in Halifax