I have given 8 weeks notice to my existing landlord and must leave my let out property in Stourbridge by the end of next month. Conveyancing for my house purchase is underway. How realistic is it to complete in three weeks as I wish to avoid having to find temporary accommodation?
Generally one should not provide notice for your lease until exchange of contracts has taken place. If you have not previously done so, contact to your conveyancer and request that they apply pressure on the owners lawyers, try to get a realistic time scale from them that everyone will look towards
Is it necessary during the course of the conveyancing process to attend the offices of the solicitor to sign the mortgage deed? If so, I will appoint a lawyer who conducts conveyancing in Stourbridge so that I can attend their offices if required.
Whereas this was necessary 15 years ago, almost all lenders no longer oblige their conveyancing panel solicitor to witness the mortgagors signature. It will still be necessary for you to supply ID documents and there are still distinct advantages to choosing a local practitioner, in your case a conveyancing solicitor in Stourbridge.
I have been told that property searches are the main reason for obstruction in Stourbridge house deals. Is there any truth in this?
The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) published conclusions of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature amongst the top 10 causes of hindrances in the conveyancing process. Local searches are unlikely to be the root cause of holding up conveyancing in Stourbridge.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a property I put an offer in last month in what should have been a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. Stourbridge is where the house is located. What do you suggest?
Flying freeholds in Stourbridge are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Stourbridge you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Stourbridge may ascertain 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.
I need to instruct a conveyancing practitioner in Stourbridge for my sale. Is there any facility to check a solicitor's record with the legal regulator?
You may search for documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations stemming from inquisitions started on or after 1 January 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find information about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a solicitors history, call 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. International callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator sometimes recorded call for training requirements.