Should I change the locks after I move in?
It would be a wise move to replace the locks upon moving into your new home, for peace of mind if nothing else. Although you may have received a number of copies of the keys, you may not know accurately whether that bunch constitutes every copy.
Although changing the locks will be an extra cost, you may find that buildings insurance may look on the move favourably, too.
Need guidance on what to expect from the conveyancing and legal work associated with your planned move? Call our team at Homeward Legal on 0800 038 6699 and they'll get you set up today.
A right of way on the property I’m buying is redundant, but how do I get it removed from the deeds and registry?
A right of way through the grounds of a property is probably an inheritance before other building in the vicinity occurred that has since made the passage through redundant.
But, while having the right of way registered with the deeds means that feasibly someone could insist that they use it (as their public right), but, if they can’t access where the right of way originally led, it makes it a pointless activity.
It’s so unlikely that anyone will want to do this that you have to weigh up the cost of the legal process to get the right of way officially removed against not proceeding. However, if you are at all worried, talk to your solicitor so that it can be investigated further as part of the conveyancing, at which point they can guide you on the appropriate action and the associated costs (this will be in addition to the standard fees for the conveyancing and your solicitor will advise of this additional cost).
Homeward Legal's solicitors provide transparent quotes, detailing what is included in the fees and disbursements and will help with estimates for additional legal work. So, now is the best time to get your conveyancing under way on 0800 038 6699.
When do we need to speak to a solicitor to act on our sale?
With a firm offering a 'no move, no fee' conveyancing quote, instructing as early as possible is better, as the legal work can commence very early in the process. Some groups advocate holding off instruction until an offer is accepted, but delays can risk the other side pulling out, particularly in uncertain market conditions.
I am on a deadline and would like arrange fast conveyancing, how could we speed up the process?
Experienced buyers will tell you that instructing a communicative property lawyer is crucial to moving faster. There are, in addition, a range of tasks you as the purchaser can also do, such as, keeping in regular contact with your property lawyer, answering any queries raised by your property lawyer as soon as possible and if you intend to get a house survey, doing so as early as you can.
Which of the Baglan lender panels are your solicitors on?
Homeward Legal can work with all the major lenders providing financing to home purchasers in Baglan. Lenders and mortgage specialists in Baglan include J B M, 13 New Rd, Neath Abbey, Neath, SA10 7NH, Finance 4u, 23 Hunters Ridge, Brackla, Bridgend, CF31 2LH, and Phoenix Financial Services, 72 Bute St, Treorchy, CF42 6BD.
What should I do about the transfer of ownership of the utility billing?
It is the responsibility of the former owners to inform the utilities firms (gas, electricity, water, etc.) that they are moving.
You should give your current suppliers at least 48 hours’ notice that you’re moving home and, when you leave your old property, you should take all the necessary readings and send them to your old supplier(s) along with your forwarding address, so that they can send you a final bill and sort out any credit you might be owed.
You should give your new utility suppliers at least 48 hours giving your personal details for the new property. When you move into your new property, you should take all the readings again and send them to the new suppliers so that they have a record of where to start the bills running.