I have given 2 months notice to my existing landlord and have to vacate my let out flat in Staffordshire by 1/10/2018. Conveyancing for my house purchase has just started. Can I complete in 4 weeks as don't want to have to move into temporary accommodation?
The normal practice is not to serve notice on a rental until your lawyer suggests that you should. Assuming that you have not previously done so, update to your solicitor and urge them to they chase the other side, try to an agreed time frame that all parties will look to achieve
I own a freehold house in Staffordshire but nevertheless charged rent, why is this and what is this?
It is rare for properties in Staffordshire and has limited impact for conveyancing in Staffordshire but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.
Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges date back hundreds of years, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the creation of new rentcharges from 1977 onwards.
Old rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence after 2037 will be extinguished.
we are a couple who are buying a purpose built apartment in Staffordshire with a homeloan from Godiva Mortgages Ltd.We like our Staffordshire conveyancing lawyer but Godiva Mortgages Ltd says her practice is not listed on their "panel". It seems we have no choice but to instruct a Godiva Mortgages Ltd panel lawyer or retain our preferred solicitor and pay for one of their panel ones to act for them. This seems very unfair; is there anything we can do?
Unfortunately,no. The loan issued to you is subject to its various provisions, one of which will be that conveyancers must be on the Godiva Mortgages Ltd solicitor panel. in the past, most banks had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. Another option that might be available is for your solicitors to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for Godiva Mortgages Ltd
I am downsizing from my house. My previous solicitors closed down. It would be helpful to have a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. Im based in Staffordshire if that makes things easier.
Please use our search tool to help you choose a solicitor for your conveyancing in Staffordshire. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with lender approved solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move goes smoothly.
What are the specific advantages to choosing a high street conveyancing practitioner in Staffordshire
Many purchasers and sellers in Staffordshire prefer a nearby high street conveyancer so that they can visit if they have problems, and to deliver paperwork rather than run the risk of depending on the post.
Some would argue that there exists a marginal advantage when opting for a property lawyer nearby to a property you are buying, due to the in-depth knowledge of the locality and potential local concerns - yet this is moot. Many conveyancers are now through email and may be practically anywhere.