Blogs

Aston

24 August, 2021

Protect deposit received from tenants in relation to an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (‘AST’)

Aston

24 August, 2021

What is an LPA and why is it important to have one?

COVID-19

Aston

24 August, 2021

The impact of Coronavirus on Landlords and Tenants for residential properties

Aston

24 August, 2021

Remortgaging during the Coronavirus: Is there any benefit in me remortgaging now?

Downloads

Aston

24 August, 2021

Guide to the Conveyancing process for the SALE of a property

Aston

24 August, 2021

Conveyancing guide on the PURCHASE of a Freehold or Leasehold property.

Faq

How long will the application take?

Skilled Workers Visa
Anything between 4-8 weeks on a standard application unless presented with a complex issue notification by the Home Office.This will be the case on either Standard (normal processing time is anything up to 8 weeks), priority (normal processing time is up to ) working days) or Super Priority (normal processing time is the end of the next working day). If issued with a complex issue notification, the time frame is unknown.

Private Life Visa – Further leave to remain
6months if Standard service is chosen and no complications arise.

Do I need to pay IHS?

If you are applying for Health and Care Visa, Naturalisation or Indefinite Leave to Remain you are exempt. Otherwise you will have to pay.

Aston

24 August, 2021

Protect deposit received from tenants in relation to an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (‘AST’)

Aston

24 August, 2021

What is an LPA and why is it important to have one?

Aston

24 August, 2021

Why do I need Independent Legal Advice in relation to a conveyancing matter

Aston

24 August, 2021

NEW graduate route visa for international students residing in the UK

Aston

24 August, 2021

The impact of Coronavirus on Landlords and Tenants for residential properties

Aston

24 August, 2021

Remortgaging during the Coronavirus: Is there any benefit in me remortgaging now?

Aston

24 August, 2021

Instructing Property Solicitors during the Coronavirus Lockdown: What should I do?

Aston

24 August, 2021

The impact of Coronavirus on commercial leases: Landlords and Tenants need to know

Aston

24 August, 2021

Guide to the Conveyancing process for the SALE of a property

Aston

24 August, 2021

Conveyancing guide on the PURCHASE of a Freehold or Leasehold property.

Aston

24 August, 2021

Private landlords: 10 key legal obligations required for all private landlords

Aston

24 August, 2021

Right to rent scheme: Do you have the right to rent in England?
How long will the application take?

Skilled Workers Visa
Anything between 4-8 weeks on a standard application unless presented with a complex issue notification by the Home Office.This will be the case on either Standard (normal processing time is anything up to 8 weeks), priority (normal processing time is up to ) working days) or Super Priority (normal processing time is the end of the next working day). If issued with a complex issue notification, the time frame is unknown.

Private Life Visa – Further leave to remain
6months if Standard service is chosen and no complications arise.

Do I need to pay IHS?

If you are applying for Health and Care Visa, Naturalisation or Indefinite Leave to Remain you are exempt. Otherwise you will have to pay.

How much are the disbursement fees?

Skilled Workers Visa
-All HO fees
-Our fees
-IHS unless exempt

Private Life Visa
-All HO fees
-Our fees
-IHS if applicable

When will we submit?

This is dependant on the complexity of the application on an individual basis. For skilled workers this will also depend on CoS availability your sponsor has.

When will I receive a response?

Response decision times are out of our control and are determined by the Home Office. This is also dependant on the service you paid for. Priority services are not always available and are not recommended by us as you will not receive a refund from the Home Office if they fail to make a decision within the time period.

How long does a normal sale or purchase take?

In most cases, a sale or purchase may take between 12-16 weeks from receipt of draft contract papers until completion. This is dependent on third parties and the nature of the transaction which may vary the timescales.

When am I bound to sell or buy the property?

Until both solicitors receive signed contracts and the contracts are exchanged, either party can pull out at any time without contractual consequences.

When do I need to pay the deposit?

Before exchange of contracts as a buyer, your solicitor will ask you for the signed documents and the exchange deposit or contractual deposit which is usually 10% of the purchase price unless agreed otherwise.

How is a completion date agreed?

Both the seller and buyer will need to agree a completion date which is feasible for both parties and the chain (if any). This is usually communicated between the solicitors and written into the contract on exchange of contracts.

When can I collect the keys and move in?

Once the seller’s solicitor has confirmed to your solicitor that they have received completion funds, the estate agent will then be able to release you the keys and you can collect either from the agency or otherwise agreed and move into the property.