Should I use the lawyer commonly used by my agent?
Both agents and mortgage brokers will often suggest a law firm to handle your conveyancing. Such referrals should be compared against alternatives, such as local solicitors, or firms found online, as an agent may choose the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not the law firm with the best reputation.
What authority looks after for watching over the standard of conservation areas in Bassaleg?
English Heritage, a government body, have conducted a survey and created records of the state of repair of conservation areas in Bassaleg and across England. Conservation areas in Bassaleg, like trees, side extensions or back illuminated signs are handled by the local authority (Newport).
What are the benefits of an online solicitor against a high street firm?
Many commentators and bloggers have suggested that you get so much more from online conveyancers because they have access to state-of-the-art applications to manage their cases and use the latest communication technology.
However, there is nothing stopping high street conveyancing firms from adopting such technology. And they will have a wealth of experience and knowledge of the local area that they can bring to bear on your transaction.
It all comes down to what they offer and how they go about their business. You should get a selection of quotes and read through the terms and conditions in detail to understand the comparisons between what they offer and how much they are going to charge you for the service.
If you choose Homeward Legal, you not only get an experienced proactive solicitor but also access to the latest technology and local knowledge. Call us now on 0800 038 6699 to find out more.
Do I have to be present at viewings?
No, you don’t. It used to be the case that estate agencies were happy to leave the homeowner to show prospective buyers around. However, this has now been dispensed with because they won’t necessarily have the property skills and experience of dealing with and selling to a buyer. Therefore, the preference is usually that you should not be present in the home at all, although this can obviously be difficult with infirmity, working from home, and childcare.
The best option is to discuss this with the estate agent when you appoint them, so that you are aware of their expectations for each viewing, and they will be able to work around you if you have to be present in the home. Whether you are present or not, you should still take care not to be too messy and tidy up as much as possible prior to the viewing appointment, so that good impressions are maintained.
Our fixed fees and the 'No Completion, No Fee' guarantee alongside our results-focused solicitors mean that Homeward Legal is your best choice for the conveyancing. Find out more on 0800 038 6699.
What will the Bassaleg property lawyer recommend if the property is located in a Newport council conservation area which has unsightly dormer windows added?
The local authority enquiries carried out by your Bassaleg conveyancing solicitor during the legal process should check the existence of the appropriate council approval for any changes to the property.