When do I need to get a conveyancer?
With few exceptions, the earlier, the better, as there are a number of tasks which may be carried out straight away. Prompt instruction of a solicitor to act for you on your Aylesford transaction can reduce any chance of the other side pulling out.
For a fast exchange and completion on the purchase of a £986k residence, how can we speed things up?
Key to buying faster is to employing a proactive property lawyer. There are a range of tasks you could do to speed up the process. These include:
- asking for property searches to be ordered immediately
- quickly completing and return any forms
- arranging any finances require to complete the purchase
Where do I go about check out if the Aylesford conservation area is not being properly maintained?
English Heritage, a government body, now maintain a list of the condition of conservation areas. Conservation areas are set up by Maidstone who govern the state of the area including things like street posts, the addition of stone cladding and trees.
Should we get a chancel search if I plan to purchase in the parish of Charing?
Regardless of the Aylesford parish you are purchasing in, the Aylesford conveyancing solicitor may suggest that a chancel search is taken out. In Aylesford's much older areas, chancel repair may be apportioned on new owners of a property where 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.
Should I list my property with more than one estate agent?
The choice is entirely up to you and your specific circumstances. Going with a sole agent is probably the cheapest option (although the reach to buyers is dependent on how many clients are on their books), while multiple agents will be more expensive (but will reach a broader client base).
If you’re looking for a quick sale or the market is rather sluggish, it makes sense to put your property on with a number of agents. If the market is buoyant, it makes more sense to place the property with a sole agent.
Whichever you choose, you should always check the terms and conditions so that you know what service you’re getting for your money and how much it will cost you once the home is sold. You should also understand if there are penalties should you decide to place the property with more or fewer agents later on during the agreement period.