I have given 8 weeks notice to my current landlord and have to leave my let out apartment in Westbury Park by the end of next month. Conveyancing for my house purchase has just started. How realistic is it to complete in six weeks as don't want to have to move into temporary accommodation?
Generally one should not provide notice on a rental until exchange of contracts has taken place. If you have not already done so, contact to your lawyer and ask them to they chase the other side, try to an agreed time frame that all parties will work to achieve
We are close to exchanging contracts on the sale of our house in Westbury Park and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a risk of it being built on contaminated land. A high street Westbury Park conveyancer would know this is not the case. For the life of me I don't know why the buyers used an online conveyancing practice rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Westbury Park. We have lived in Westbury Park for six years we know of no issue. Do we get in touch with our local Authority to obtain confirmation that the buyers are looking for.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing lawyer already. Are they able to advise? You must check with 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 sickness)
Should I be concerned by estate agents that I am dealing with are recommending an online conveyancing firm rather than a local Westbury Park conveyancing company?
As is the case with lots of service providers, often suggestions from relatives can be worth their weight in gold. Yet there are numerous players in a conveyancing deal; estate agents, financial adviser and mortgage companies might all put forward lawyers to instruct. Sometimes the conveyancers might be known to one of the organisations as one of the best in their field, but occasionally there is an underlying commercial relationship behind the endorsement. You have the right to choose your own lawyer. However, bear in mind that many banks specify a panel list of lawyers you must use for the lender aspect of your transaction.
We're new on the property ladder - had an offer accepted, but the agent told us that the seller will only issue a contract if we use the agent's preferred solicitors as they want an ‘expedited deal’. My instinct tells me that we should use a local conveyancer used to conveyancing in Westbury Park
We suspect that the owner is unaware of this request. If they want ‘a quick sale', turning down a genuine purchaser is is going to put the whole deal at risk. Speak to the vendors direct and make sure they comprehend that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are excited to move forward, with mortgage lined up © you do not need to sell (d) you wish to move quickly (e)but you intend to instruct your own,trusted Westbury Park conveyancing solicitors - as opposed tothe ones that will give their negotiator at the agency a referral fee or meet his conveyancing figures set by corporate headquarters.
There are only 72 years remaining on my lease in Westbury Park. I am keen to extend my lease but my freeholder is missing. What should I do?
On the basis that you qualify, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the County Court for for permission to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will enable the lease to be extended by the magistrate. You will be obliged to demonstrate that you have made all reasonable attempts to find the lessor. For most situations an enquiry agent should be helpful to carry out a search and to produce an expert document which can be used as proof that the landlord is indeed missing. It is wise to seek advice from a property lawyer both on investigating the landlord’s absence and the application to the County Court overseeing Westbury Park.
Westbury Park Leasehold Conveyancing - A selection of Queries Prior to buying
The answer will be important as a) areas could cause problems for the block as the communal areas may start to deteriorate if repairs are not paid for b) if the leasehold owners have a dispute with the managing agents you will need to have complete disclosure Be sure to discover if there are any onerous prohibitions in the lease. For instance it is reasonably common in Westbury Park leases that pets are not allowed in in a block in Westbury Park. If you love the apartmentin Westbury Park but your cat is not allowed to live with you then you will be presented with a difficult compromise. How much is the service charge and ground rent on the apartment?