I have given 2 months notice to my current landlord and have to leave my let out flat in Uttoxeter by 28/8/2019. Conveyancing on my purchase has just started. Can I complete in 5 weeks as don't want to have to move into temporary accommodation?
It is unwise to provide notice on a rental unless your lawyer suggests that you should. Assuming that you have not previously done so, contact to your conveyancer and ask them to they apply pressure on the other solicitors, try to get a realistic time scale from them that everyone will look to achieve
My partner and I are selling our home in Uttoxeter and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a possibility that the property was built on contaminated land. Any local conveyancer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the buyers instructed an online conveyancing firm as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Uttoxeter. Having lived in Uttoxeter for 5 years we know that this is a non issue. Do we contact our local Authority to obtain confirmation that the buyers are looking for.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing lawyer currently acting for you. Are they able to advise? You must enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same illness)
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a house I have offered on two weeks back in what should have been a simple, chain free conveyancing. Uttoxeter is where the house is located. Can you offer any advice?
Flying freeholds in Uttoxeter are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Uttoxeter you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds very carefully. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Uttoxeter may determine 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.
How easy is it to change firm as I have to instruct a firm on the Britannia conveyancing list. I hired a local conveyancing solicitor in Uttoxeter five minutes from me but he is not approved by Britannia
It would be our pleasure to help you find a conveyancing solicitor in Uttoxeter on the Britannia panel. Please note that the solicitors that we work with do not pay us fee if you instruct them and are under regulation of the SRA who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in Uttoxeter. Using the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this site, you can compare costs for conveyancing solicitors in Uttoxeter and beyond.
I've recently bought a leasehold house in Uttoxeter. Am I liable to pay service charges relating to a period prior to my ownership?
In a situation where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous owner and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. Strange as it may seem, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to be sure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.
If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).
I acquired a 2 bed flat in Uttoxeter, conveyancing formalities finalised in 1999. How much will my lease extension cost? Equivalent properties in Uttoxeter with a long lease are worth £186,000. The ground rent is £55 levied per year. The lease finishes on 21st October 2072
You have 53 years remaining on your lease we estimate the premium for your lease extension to be between £27,600 and £31,800 as well as costs.
The figure above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure in the absence of detailed due diligence. Do not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be additional issues that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action based on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.