I have given 8 weeks notice to my existing landlord and have to be out of my let out property in St Andrews by 29/1/2019. Conveyancing for my house purchase has just started. Is it possible to complete in 5 weeks as I wish to avoid having to find short term accommodation?
Generally one should not provide notice for your lease unless you have exchanged. If you have not previously done so, update to your lawyer and request that they cajole the other lawyers, try to get a realistic time scale from them that everyone will aim to achieve
In what way does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in St Andrews? Why is this being asked of me?
St Andrews conveyancing solicitors as well as nationwide property practitioners accross the UK have a duty under money laundering regulations to check the ID of any client with a view to ensure that clients are who they say they are.
Conveyancing clients are required to disclose two forms of certified ID; proof of identity (typically a Passport or Driving Licence) and evidence of address (typically a Bank Statement no older than three months).
Confirmation of source of monies is also required in accordance with the money laundering statutes as solicitors are duty bound to ensure that the money you are using to purchase a property (whether it be the deposit for exchange or the total purchase price where you are buying mortgage free) has originated from a reputable source (such as employment savings) as opposed to the proceeds of illegitimate activity.
I have justdiscovered that Action Conveyancing have closed. They carried out my conveyancing in St Andrews for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 10 months ago. How can I check that the property is in my name in the name of the former proprietor?
The quickest way to see if the premises is registered to you, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of St Andrews conveyancing specialists.
My company is wishing to lease a unit on the high street. Can you recommend conveyancers offering fixed fees for non-domestic conveyancing in St Andrews for below £1,200?
We are happy to recommend firms who have well rounded knowledge of commercial conveyancing in St Andrews, including the sale and acquisition of businesses as well as simply property. If you are intending to buy or dispose of a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail premises or a whole business we will find you the right lawyer. As for the charges this will depend on the structure and nuances of the proposed transaction. Let us have your contact information or telephone so as to enable us to supply you with comprehensive commercial conveyancing calculation.
In scouring the internet for the phrase cheap conveyancing in St Andrews it brings up many solicitorslocally. How do I determine which is the right conveyancer for purchase transaction?
The best method of seeking the right conveyancer is via trusted testimonial, so enquire of friends and family who have bought a property in St Andrews or a respected estate agent or financial adviser. Costs for conveyancing in St Andrews vary, so it's a good idea to request at least four fee calculations from different conveyancers. Be sure to seek confirmation that the fees are fixed.