Is a contract race fee a disbursement or fee?
Fees and disbursements ought to be stated on your quote. This charge is a fee not a disbursement, but some solicitors do charge extra for this.
We are buying in Altrincham, and have a conveyancing quote from you. Are there any supplementary hidden costs?
No. Homeward Legal never charge any hidden fees for your conveyancing legal work. Be aware that some solicitors only estimate conveyancing costs. The final bill you receive may be much more.
I am buying in Altrincham. How do I find out if the property is in a designated conservation area?
With nine thousand conservation areas throughout England, the areas near or within Altrincham will include several areas of architectural merit defined as protected. These restrictions can add to maintenance costs, but the benefits will include protection against unsympathetic development.
Is there anything we are supposed to do to make our Altrincham conveyancing faster?
As is often reported, instructing a experienced conveyancing solicitor is key fast conveyancing. When identifying an appropriate a conveyancing solicitor, consider these questions: Which communication methods do they use? Days can be wasted waiting for letters in the post which could be emailed or faxed. Do they work on a 'no sale, no fee' basis? Did you experience any delays when requesting a quote?
Can I withdraw my offer on a property at any time?
When you make an offer on a house that has been accepted by the vendor, you can ask them to take it off the market as part of the acceptance. If you are selling, you can show your intent by agreeing to remove it from other potential buyers’ interest.
As a buyer, you can withdraw your offer at any time (and, as a seller, you can reject an offer at any time) up to the exchange of contracts, which means you are now legally committed to go through with the transaction at the agreed price. You should check your contract with both the estate agent and your conveyancing solicitor as there may be fees and other penalties associated with pulling out of the transaction after the offer was initially agreed.
If you decide to withdraw from the contract after exchange, then you are in breach. This means, if you’re the buyer, the seller is entitled to keep whatever agreed sum has been set for the deposit, and could claim damages; as the seller, you will be liable to pay interest accrued during the Notice to Complete period as well as the deposit, and the potential for claiming losses, and the buyer has to return everything about the property at the seller’s expense.
Will I need to get searches for chancel liability? We are purchasing in Altrincham.
In Altrincham, where land was once owned by a lay rectors, new owners of that property may be obliged to contribute towards upkeep of a church in the area. A number of sources are used to identify liability, including the Title Register database. Altrincham ecclesiastical properties include St George and St John the Evangelist.
I am buying a Altrincham property with Birmingham Midshires, what do I need to be aware of?
Some lenders have limited the number of solicitors who can act for them. Homeward Legal are able to act for most CML-approved lenders so that the buyer will not have to pay the lender's costs.