I have given 2 months notice to my existing landlord and must vacate my rented property in Neath Port Talbot by 7/6/2021. Conveyancing for my house purchase is progressing. How realistic is it to complete in 5 weeks as don't want to have to find temporary accommodation?
Generally one should not serve notice on a rental unless your lawyer suggests that you should. If you have not already done so, update to your lawyer and urge them to they seek the assistance the owners solicitors, try to an agreed time frame that everyone will look towards
Do I need to pay for insurance to address the risk of chancel repairs when acquiring a property in Neath Port Talbot?
Unless a prior purchase of the house took place post 12 October 2013 you may expect lawyers delivering conveyancing in Neath Port Talbot to remain recommending a chancel search and or chancel repair liability insurance.
How does conveyancing in Neath Port Talbot differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Neath Port Talbot approach us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is finished. This is because developers in Neath Port Talbot tend to purchase the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Neath Port Talbot or who has acted in the same development.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what should have been a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Neath Port Talbot is the location of the property. Can you shed any light on this issue?
Flying freeholds in Neath Port Talbot are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Neath Port Talbot you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Neath Port Talbot may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.
Whilst your website is a good idea there are many lawyers listed near Neath Port Talbot being on the mortgage company conveyancing panel. Can you recommend a specific firm on the bank approved panel?
We are not in the business of recommending one firm above another as the right Neath Port Talbot conveyancing firm for you depends on where your priorities lie. For example you may require a local firm with Neath Port Talbot knowledge or you might be looking for the low cost conveyancing. We recommend that you speak to 3 or 4 lawyers listed before you make your choice..