Can you explain why purchase conveyancing work requires weeks?
Conveyancing will sometimes take more time. Homeward Legal aim to minimise the cost of these delays by using fast search providers. Delays can include waiting for a mortgage offer.
Does the solicitor in Ashton report back to me about the amount of council tax to be paid for a Band C flat before completing on the purchase?
Your conveyancer will approach the governing council to reveal the current council tax rates, which will subsequently be set out in the title report. The latest council tax charges for homes in Ashton are published online at the Bristol local authority website. At the time of writing, 14 November 2012, the different rates are:
- Band A - £1,047.00
- Band B - £1,221.00
- Band C - £1,395.00
- Band D - £1,570.00
- Band E - £1,919.00
- Band F - £2,267.00
- Band G - £2,616.00
- Band H - £3,140.00
I am buying a church rectory in the parish of Pitchcombe. Should we get a chancel search?
Regardless of the Ashton parish in which you are buying, the solicitor instructed to handle the transaction might recommend that a chancel search is taken out. In Ashton's much older areas, chancel repair has the potential to be imposed on the owners of a building where Parochial Church Councils have not imposed the same liability on the last owners, so the solicitor will be unable to make any guarantees, and will recommend insurance.
Is there a benefit to going to auction over a standard estate agent sale?
The majority of homes sold via an estate agent will be in a reasonable condition and usually modernised, whereas auction properties will often require a lot of modernisation or structural work before it can be lived in. That’s not to say you can’t use either for your sale, of course, irrespective of the state of the property.
Whichever option you choose, you should line up a focused, proactive solicitor on a fixed-fee agreement protected by a ‘No Completion, No Fee’ guarantee. You should appoint them as early as possible, too, so that the conveyancing work can start immediately – this is particularly important for auctions, as there is usually a four-week completion stipulation on its sale.
At Homeward Legal, we offer you’re the best quality service on all types of sale and purchase, including auctions, for competitively low fees protected by our 'No Completion, No Fee' guarantee. Try our online quote calculator or call our team on 0800 038 6699.
How many weeks should it take my conveyancing solicitor to handle the conveyancing process for a semi detached forties home we are buying?
Getting contracts exchanged can take anywhere from around a month and 3 months based on any number of factors such as the speed of the vendor's property lawyer, or the time taken to issue draft contracts.
Our chosen conveyancing solicitors are highly results driven completing the legal process as rapidly as realistically possible.
Should we get a building survey for our property purchase in Ashton?
It is strongly advised that all buyers in Ashton arrange an inspection. A wide range of concerns will impact a property, for example cracks around door frames, and issues such as these are not likely to be investigated as part of the conveyancing itself.
The web is full of an increasing number resources about DIY conveyancing for example House Buying, Selling and Conveyancing. Do we necessarily want to use a conveyancing solicitor in Ashton for my move?
If you are so inclined refer to the various books, you can take care of the legal process without approaching a specialist conveyancer in Ashton. The truth is however that a conveyancing solicitor is in charge of a huge array of tasks such as chasing any missing replies/clarifications to enquiries and ensuring listed building alterations are compliant which really need a qualified professional. Above all else have a go conveyancers will not have appropriate cover which qualified solicitors firms are required to carry.
Which local authority is responsible for Ashton?
Ashton is located in Bristol City Council, The Council House, College Green, BS1 5TR, phone: 0117 922 3000