The property being purchased is on a ex-industrial site. Is the top-soil likely to remain contaminated?
Given the region's industrial and agricultural history in parts of Amlwch, soil contamination is impossible to completely avoid. Also considering issues such as perchlorate and groundwater contamination, contaminants affecting Amlwch property will be factored into an environmental search.
Following recent news about the widespread river flooding in Wales I am concerned that flood searches may not be detailed enough?
Your conveyancing solicitor in Amlwch will get environmental searches if the first searches establishes a Amlwch area flood risk
You may be able to get in touch with a neighbour or local resident for that further comfort.
I have requested a quote from you. May I be expected to pay any hidden charges?
Homeward Legal do not hide any additional charges whatsoever. Some solicitors' firms will give a low estimate, not an accurate quote, which they will not be required to adhere to.
Should I be worried about gazumping?
Gazumping occurs when a property seller agrees to the first buyer's offer, only to refuse it in favour of a greater offer. Because acceptance of an offer is not binding on the seller until exchange of contracts, there is a risk of gazumping. To reduce the likelihood of being gazumped, consider instructing your conveyancing solicitor as early as possible.
What are searches in regard to?
These searches are questions undertaken in the interest of the purchaser, such as a gypsum search. These searches do give much needed information and context, but deal with issues and defects relating to the property's legal title.
I’ve lost my gas/electrical certificates; will that stop me moving?
There is no legal imperative for you to provide either the gas or electrical safety certificates as the seller; you are required to provide a gas safety certificate on an annual basis, however, if you are planning on letting the property out. The Institution of Electrical Engineers recommends that an electrical certificate be updated at least every ten years or when the property is transferred to a new owner (every 5 years if you are letting the property out).
However, this usually means that this is the responsibility of the buyer with the onus on organising an inspection for a new certificate falling on them.
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