I have given 8 weeks notice to my current landlord and must vacate my let out property in Old Stratford by 14/6/2019. Conveyancing on my purchase is underway. Can I complete in 4 weeks as don't want to have to move into short term accommodation?
It is unwise to give notice on a rental unless you have exchanged. If you have not already done so, contact to your conveyancer and urge them to they apply pressure on the sellers solicitors, try to get a realistic time scale from them that everyone will work to achieve
It is is a decade since I bought my property in Old Stratford. Conveyancing solicitors have recently been appointed on the sale but I am unable to find the deeds. Is this a problem?
You need not be too concerned. First the deeds may be kept by the mortgage company or they could be in the possession of the conveyancers who oversaw your purchase. Secondly the likelihood is that the land will be recorded at the land registry and you will be able to establish that you own the property by your conveyancing lawyers procuring up to date copy of the land registers. Almost all conveyancing in Old Stratford relates to registered property but in the rare situation where your property is not registered it adds to the complexity but is resolvable.
My mortgage company has recommended a law firm on their panel based in Old Stratford but I would rather choose a conveyancing lawyer in Old Stratford or nearer to where I live. Can you assist?
Far from all Old Stratford conveyancing practitioners are listed all lender’s conveyancing panel. Do make the most of our search tool to find a Old Stratford conveyancing firm on the on the lender panel.
We're novice buyers - agreed a price, but the estate agent informed us that the seller will only proceed if we instruct the agent's chosen lawyers as they want a ‘quick sale’. We would rather use a high street solicitor with experience of conveyancing in Old Stratford
We suspect that the seller is unaware of this demand. Should the vendor desire ‘a quick sale', turning down a genuine buyer is counter productive. Avoid the agents and go straight to the owners and explain that (a)you are motivated purchasers (b)you are ready to go, with finances arranged © you are chain free (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)but you intend to instruct your own,trusted Old Stratford conveyancing firm - as opposed tothose that will give their negotiator at the agency a kickback or hit his conveyancing thresholds demanded by senior management.
Having used your search tool I can't find the lawyer I was hoping to instruct as being on the lender conveyancing panel. My lawyer has said that they are on the bank approved panel. How can I be sure given that they are not listed on your directory?
Not all firms are yet listed on our lender panel search tool which is still relatively new. Law firms are listing on a daily basis and it is probably the case that your lawyer is on the lender conveyancing lawyer and you should probably take them at their word. Please do feel free to suggest that they completing their listing on our site as it would only cost them £1 a month to list themselves as being on the mortgage company solicitor panel.