We plan to buy a medieval barn conversion in the parish of Longhorsley. Do we need a chancel search?
A conveyancing solicitor could recommend a chancel search, irrespective of the parish where the residence being bought is located. Although some Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) have decided to exact chancel repairs on the current owners, it cannot be guaranteed that a parish where dues have not recently been paid will continue to be unaffected.
What average time should I expect it to take my designated property lawyer to exchange all of the conveyancing work on a flat in a recently developed property?
Completion can take anywhere between 1 month and 12 weeks, which can be affected by a number of issues, like the efficiency of the vendor's conveyancer, or whether the property is freehold or leasehold. Homeward Legal's solicitors are exceptionally results driven with the intention of exchanging as rapidly as possible.
Is the buyer or seller responsible for the searches?>
It is you, as the buyer, who is responsible for checking that all is well with the property you are buying. This is why your conveyancing solicitor will order a set of standard searches (Local Authority, Water and Drainage, Environmental, and Chancel Repair – these are also the searches requited by your mortgage lender), plus additional searches dependent on the property, recommendations from the surveyor in the survey report, and the location and history of the area.
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Unforeseeable personal circumstances dictate that we want to complete on the sale of our co-owned flat as quickly as possible, do you use any fast Alston conveyancing solicitors ?
Homeward Legal adopts a very proactive style to completing the necessary legal work.
Our approach to conveyancing is different - we always use leading edge CMS systems .
Importantly we give you a property lawyer incentivised to exert pressure to the whole buyer and seller property chain .
How much effort is it to sort out a house in multiple occupancy (HMO)?
A house in multiple occupancy is defined as a property where at least three tenants live forming more than one household (one person or more living together), but share kitchen and bathroom facilities.
As a landlord of an HMO, your responsibilities include ensuring proper fire safety measures are in place, gas safety checks are completed annually, the electric system is checked every five years, there are sufficient bathroom and kitchen facilities for everyone to comfortably use, communal areas are kept clean and safe to use, and waste disposal is managed effectively (provision of bins and bags).
This requires more effort than having a property to rent to one household, and you may wish to employ a solicitor to sort out the legal side of things in the first instance, and a property management company to handle the administration, disputes, etc. on a daily basis.
Homeward Legal's experienced solicitors have completed many different transactions including properties for HMOs. Why not give us a quick call now on 0800 038 6699 to get your conveyancing under way today?