Does the Bethesda conveyancing solicitor report back on the risk of flooding in the Bethesda area on an Edwardian property I am hoping to buy?
A residential property solicitor will carry out official environmental searches that will include Bethesda flood risk information. Additionally your solicitor in Bethesda could possibly suggest a significantly more detailed local Bethesda area search.
Who do I give the appliance warranties to if they are being left at the property I’m selling?
If you are leaving what is generally termed ‘white goods’ at the property you are selling, which are still in warranty, the documentation should be given to your solicitor so that any warranties can be given to the buyer’s solicitor as part of the contract.
Note that, should you be leaving any electrical (or other) items at the property, this should be made clear on the Fixtures and Fittings Form (TA10) and agreed as early as possible between you and the buyers, particularly if you want financial recompense in so doing.
What would fee for the conveyancing searches total?
Conveyancing searches ranges in cost, depending on the specific searches which have been ordered. Searches are paid out to a 3rd party, and are not included in the quoted conveyancing fees.
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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What issues are important to organise a fast completion?
Finding a communicative lawyer is the key to a faster move. Additionally, there are numerous tasks you as the purchaser can do to accelerate the legal work. These include:
- calling or emailing the lawyer, and chase them if you suspect any delays
- promptly answering your lawyer's questions (by email if possible)
- clarifying your mortgage lender's requirements
I am intending to purchase with Aviva, what do I need to consider?
Buyers should know that, over the last two years, some lenders have reduced the number of firms on their approved panel. For property purchasers, this can result in significantly increased legal costs. Homeward Legal, though, can act for many lenders in the UK to ensure that you will not need to pay the lender's legal fees.