I have given 8 weeks notice to my current landlord and have to be out of my let out flat in Kent by the end of next month. Conveyancing for my house purchase is underway. Can I complete in a couple of weeks as I wish to avoid having to move into short term accommodation?
It is unwise to give notice for your lease unless you have exchanged. If you have not already done so, speak to your solicitor and ask them to they apply pressure on the other lawyers, try to an acceptable time-line that everyone will aim towards
In what way does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Kent? Is this really warranted?
In order to comply with Money Laundering Regulations any Kent conveyancing firm will require proof of identity in all conveyancing matters. This is normally satisfied by provision of a passport and an original bank statement or utility account evidencing where you reside.
In accordance with Money Laundering Regulations, property lawyers are required to validate not only the ID of conveyancing clients but also the origin of the money that they receive in respect of any matter. An unwillingness to disclose this will result in your lawyer ending their retainer with you, as clearly this will cause a conflict between the set Regulations and a refusal to disclose.
Your property lawyers will have an obligation to make a disclosure to the relevant authorities should they believe that any monies received by them may contravene the Money Laundering Regulations.
The deeds to my property can not be found. The conveyancers who handled the conveyancing in Kent 5 years ago have long since closed. What are my options?
Gone are the days when you need to have the physical deeds to establish that you own the land or property, given that the Land Registry hold details of all registered land or property electronically.
I need to appoint a conveyancing solicitor for sale conveyancing in Kent. I have land on a site which seems to have the perfect answer If there is a chance to get all this stuff completed via email that would be preferable. Do I need to be wary? What are the potential pitfalls?
As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?
How do I find out who owns a property in Kent?
Provided the property is registered with the Land Registry, and you have the information of the address of the property, you should be able to obtain results from the HM Land Registry of the recorded proprietor for a for less than a fiver.