I have given 8 weeks notice to my current landlord and must vacate my rented property in Stotfold by 3/3/2022. Conveyancing on my purchase is underway. Is it possible to complete in 4 weeks as I wish to avoid having to find temporary accommodation?
It is unwise to give notice on a rental unless exchange of contracts has taken place. If you have not previously done so, contact to your solicitor and request that they cajole the owners side, try to get a realistic time scale from them that everyone will look to achieve
When will exchange of contracts occur in residential conveyancing in Stotfold and am I required to be at the conveyancers branch?
If you are near to one of the conveyancing solicitors in Stotfold you are welcome to attend to sign documents. However, the law practices we work with provide countrywide coverage for conveyancing and give just as comprehensive and professional a job for you when communicating with you by post or email. The executing of the contract is not the point of no return. Signing on the dotted line simply enables the solicitor to exchange contracts when the time is right, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The exchange process is nowadays normally dealt with by telephone and can be very rapid, although where a long "chain" is in play, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Stotfold)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.
I decided to have a survey completed on a house in Stotfold in advance of retaining lawyers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. The surveyor advised that some lenders will not give a loan on this type of premises.
It varies from the lender to lender. Bank of Scotland has different requirements from Halifax. Should you wish to call us we can check via the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Stotfold. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.
My brother has suggested that I instruct his conveyancers in Stotfold. Do I take his recommendation?
No doubt the best way to choose a conveyancing practitioner is to have feedback from friends or family who have actually previously instructed the conveyancer you're are thinking of instructing.
My boyfriend is buying a basement flat in Stotfold. He was given a quote by the conveyancing practitioner connected to the estate agents totaling £1250 . It was eight years ago I sold and bought a home and it cost was £440. Have fees really escalated to that extent?
What does the conveyancing estimate include? Is it just for the legal fees, or what you will be paying in total (for example Stotfold searches, land registry fees, etc)