I have given 8 weeks notice to my existing landlord and have to vacate my rented apartment in Maryland by the end of next month. Conveyancing for my house purchase is progressing. How realistic is it to complete in three weeks as I wish to avoid having to find temporary accommodation?
Generally one should not give notice on a rental until exchange of contracts has taken place. Assuming that you have not previously done so, contact to your lawyer and ask them to they cajole the owners solicitors, try to get a realistic time scale from them that all parties will work to achieve
Me and my partner are buying a house in Maryland. I might seem paranoid but how we can trust a conveyancer? On completion day we have to deposit our life savings into their account. What protection do we have from them run away with our money?
Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.
I am assisting my step-mother sell her house in Maryland. Will the conveyancer commission an EPC or it is for the seller to coordinate?
After the abolition of HIPs, EPC’s was maintained a mandatory component of selling a property. An EPC needs to be commissioned prior to the property being marketed. This is not as aspect of the sale process that solicitors normally arrange. Where you are using a Maryland conveyancing practitioner they might help arrange EPC’s due to their relationships with reputable Maryland energy assessors
My bid for a property was accepted at auction in Maryland. Conveyancing is needed. What is next?
Having exchanged you must appoint a conveyancing solicitor soon as you will have a pending deadline in which to complete the deal. All auction property should have a bespoke legal set of papers. This will include most,if not all of the documents that your conveyancer requires. If you have purchased leasehold property the legal papers may provide a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing paperwork specific to a leasehold property. You should hand this to the conveyancer working for you at the earliest opportunity. You also need to ensure that that you have the requisite funding organised to complete on the date specified in the contract.
I decided to have a survey carried out on a property in Maryland in advance of retaining solicitors. I have been told that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. The surveyor has said that some mortgage companies may refuse to grant a loan on this type of house.
It varies from the lender to lender. Santander has different requirements from Halifax. If you e-mail us we can investigate further with the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Maryland. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.
I have been sourcing a conveyancing practitioner in Maryland for my house move. Is there any facility to check a solicitor's complaints history with the profession’s regulator?
One can find published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions arising from investigations started on or after Jan 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find details Pre 2008, or to check a firm's record, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. International callers, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator sometimes monitor call for training requirements.
What type of property do your Maryland conveyancing estimates apply to?
Our conveyancing quotes are only relevant to standard residential homes in England & Wales. Where you have any different requirements for instance industrial or agricultural land or commercial conveyancing in Maryland please telephone us to consider this further .