James Noble

Registered with Property118.com
Saturday 6th July 2013


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 51

James Noble

8:32 AM, 26th May 2021, About 2 months ago

Nuisance cherry tree?

It is unlikely to have a tree preservation order on it. If you don't want it, tell your neighbour it will go as soon as you have purchased the property. (And you'll have a happy neighbour, which is always a bonus.) James... Read More

James Noble

8:27 AM, 26th May 2021, About 2 months ago

Looking to purchase from deceased estate?

I usually try to deal with my own conveyancing, if the seller's solicitor will co-operate. In this instance, I'd go straight to a solicitor. They have their uses. James... Read More

James Noble

22:01 PM, 28th January 2021, About 6 months ago

Dogs and Domestic Animals (Accommodation and Protection) Bill 2019-21

My first reaction is to groan. But then I remember that my daughter has just bought a dog, despite knowing my views on keeping any sort of pet. My son is seriously considering buying a dog. But they own their own homes. My eldest granddaughter has just bought a dog, and her landlord happily gave her permission to keep a small pet. Maybe it's me that's out of step with everyone else? Perhaps I should embrace this new development as an opportunity to increase the popularity of renting? Maybe the Government knows what they are doing? Time will tell. James... Read More

James Noble

16:34 PM, 12th January 2021, About 6 months ago

Jarndyce v Jarndyce?

Reply to the comment left by Judith Wordsworth at 12/01/2021 - 16:23
Agree with all you say - right down to starting with the book produced by Which. James... Read More

James Noble

18:25 PM, 11th January 2021, About 6 months ago

Jarndyce v Jarndyce?

I always tell any solicitor I might be dealing with that I have done this before on numerous occasions. If there is a mortgage or charge on either side, then I instruct a solicitor. I send my signed and agreed contract (if selling) or agreed transfer (if buying) well in advance for the solicitor to hold ready for exchange / completion. I can provide an ID1 (signed by my local solicitor.) I can even call round, if reasonably local, and present passport etc. I make the point again that it is my right to deal with my own conveyancing. I don't agree it makes a significant difference to the work required by a solicitor. I have been educated to PhD level and quite capable of dealing with a conveyance. If a solicitor did come across an incompetent lay-person, they can simply refuse to co-operate with them - at that point - but not before! They would then have to instruct a solicitor. The competence of a lay-person would soon become clear. My solicitor has just informed me that my (very simple) sale may take up to 10 weeks. I'm also about to sell a property at auction (with a different solicitor!) All the paperwork for the auction was done within three days. 3 days / ten weeks? All the forms were dealt with on-line. It's amazing what you can do these days - well beyond the old quill and ink. James... Read More