When should I book a removals firm?
It’s very tempting to get wrapped in the excitement of moving home and wanting to get everything sorted out and in the diary. But, if you book a removals firm too early, prior to the exchange of contracts (when the date and time of completion is legally set), you risk the possibility that the date might change, thereby having to pay a fee to the removals firm to change the plans.
There is nothing stopping you in contacting a selection of firms to get a quote for removal and to negotiate the possibility of pencilling a date in but ensure you obtain agreement that this is subject to change and confirmation.
Would you recommend that we get searches for chancel liability? I am purchasing near priory grounds in Birchgrove.
There are thousands of ecclesiastical parishes in England and Wales. Property owners within some of these may be required to subsidise the repair of a local church. As a result of the Land Registration Act 2002, interest over any affected land in Birchgrove must be registered by October 2013. This will make it easier to identify affected property through a chancel search.
We are purchasing a rectory in the parish of Neath with Llantwit-juxta-Neath. Is a chancel search appropriate?
The property solicitor might recommend a chancel search. In Birchgrove's much older areas, chancel repair may be apportioned on current owners of a home where church councils have previously chosen not to do so, so indemnity insurance may be advisable even if liability is unlikely.
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.
Myself and my partner are buying in Birchgrove. How can we verify that the residence is in a conservation area?
Locales deemed to be of 'special architectural and historic interest', such as picturesque villages, will be designated as conservation areas. Your property solicitor will be able to offer more information and confirm potential liability for unauthorised works.
Regarding the flooding in 2012 I am wondering if conveyancing searches (environmental) might not be exacting enough?
A diligent solicitor in Birchgrove should also get environmental searches if the standard search spots a Birchgrove flooding risk.
Why not contact a neighbour of the property to get further local information.
For a fast exchange and completion on the purchase of a £ 646k property, what should we do?
It is a truism that finding a communicative solicitor is crucial to fast Birchgrove conveyancing. Additionally, there are numerous things you could do to accelerate your conveyancing, including, pushing the solicitor to begin enquiries as soon as possible, quickly answering your solicitor's questions and ordering a property survey early in the transaction.