I have given 8 weeks notice to my current landlord and have to leave my rented property in Yarmouth by the end of next month. Conveyancing on my purchase has just started. How realistic is it to complete in a couple of weeks as don't want to have to move into short term accommodation?
Generally one should not serve notice on a rental until exchange of contracts has taken place. If you have not previously done so, speak to your lawyer and request that they seek the assistance the other lawyers, try to get a realistic time scale from them that everyone will work to achieve
I am helping my aunt sell her house in Yarmouth. Does the conveyancing solicitor arrange an energy performance certificate or should I organise this?
After the demise of Home Information Packs, energy assessments was maintained a required component of selling a property. An energy assessment should be commissioned prior to the property being advertised. It is not as aspect of the sale process that lawyers ordinarily arrange. Where you are using a Yarmouth conveyancing solicitor they might be willing to arrange energy performance certificates given their contacts with long established local energy assessors
Can you point me to a directory of Virgin Money panel conveyancers in Yarmouth on the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook Website?
No. There is no such directory service on the CML or Building Society Association websites. A small selection of lending institutions make their panel listings viewable online. Where you are in need of a Yarmouth solicitor on the Virgin Money please make the most of our tool.
is it true that all Yarmouth conveyancing solicitors on the UBS conveyancing panel are overseen by the SRA?
As solicitors, in order to be on the UBS conveyancing panel they would need to be regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. Many lenders do permit licenced conveyancers on their panel and in that case the firms would be regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
Is it necessary to take out insurance to address the risk of chancel repairs when buying a property in Yarmouth?
Unless a prior acquisition of the house completed post 12 October 2013 you can expect lawyers handling conveyancing in Yarmouth to remain encouraging a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.
I have todaybecome aware that Wolstenholmes have been shut down. They carried out my conveyancing in Yarmouth for a purchase of a leasehold flat 9 months ago. How can I establish that my home is in my name in the name of the previous owner?
The easiest method to see if the property is in your name, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Yarmouth conveyancing specialists.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a house I put an offer in last month in what was supposed to be a simple, no chain conveyancing. Yarmouth is the location of the property. What do you suggest?
Flying freeholds in Yarmouth are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Yarmouth you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds thoroughly. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Yarmouth may decide 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.