Is a Local Authority search a fee or a disbursement?
A good quote will itemise disbursements and fees, clearly stating which is which. This charge is a disbursement not a fee, meaning the solicitor passes on the charge at cost.
For fast conveyancing on the purchase of a £646,000 property, what can we do to accelerate the process?
Essential to a fast completion is to use a communicative lawyer. You should consider:
- Do they use email as the preferred mode of communication?
- Did you experience any delays when requesting a quote?
- Do they offer 'no move, no fee' protection? This can incentivise a faster transaction.
I have requested a quote from you. May there be any additional costs?
Homeward Legal's solicitors never charge any hidden costs for sale or purchase conveyancing. Your quote for conveyancing in Blaby is an single, accurate fee the legal costs for your transaction.
What particular search enquiries should my conveyancing solicitor in Blaby order when buying a Blaby building?
The regular procedure will be to obtain the following Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal), Environment Search and Gypsum Mining and perhaps unique particular such as SIM Search.
The estate agent we're using in Blaby has offered a firm of solicitors. Is it a good idea to use this solicitor?
It is common for estate agents to suggest a solicitor. Such referrals should be compared to other online or local firms, as there is a risk that an agent may choose whichever firm pays the most per referral, not the most suitable for you.
Is it hard to sell a property located in a conservation area?
A conservation area is designated and managed by the local authority to ensure the unique nature of the location is maintained by placing restrictions on changes to the buildings, street furniture and green spaces to protect the architectural or historical interest of everything within the conservation area boundary.
Because of this resistance to change, this usually means homes in conservation areas are more attractive to buyers, and, as such, there may be a premium to pay over properties outside such areas. Because of the attraction of such property, they will usually sell well and quickly. However, there will need to be greater checks by the buyer’s solicitor to verify that your property conforms to the conservation area restrictions, which may add extra time to the duration of the conveyancing.
Homeward Legal's solicitors have a great deal of experience working with sales and purchases in conservation areas, so why not give our team a quick call on 0800 038 6699 right now to find out what we can do to help your plans?
Can we avoid paying out for stamp duty to the Revenue?
Homeward Legal do not recommend any stamp duty mitigation scheme. These schemes are highly expensive and unreliable. There have been a small number of government-sponsored schemes, on the other hand, such as relief for buyers in 'disadvantaged areas'.
Do you need a chancel search? We are buying near a church in Blaby.
Owners of property neighbouring churches are expected to cover the cost of repairs, as a result of chancel repair liability. Several sources are used to determine liability in Blaby, including parish archives. Blaby church lands which may give rise to chancel liability include All Saints.