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Conveyancing In Bookham Q & A's

Is it easy to sell a house without using an estate agent?

It’s relatively straightforward to sell your own home without involving an estate agent, although you should be warned that it’s a time-consuming process (which is why agents set a certain fee to pay for their time in getting your home sold).

First you need to get a proper valuation of your home, which can be done by paying a chartered surveyor and registered valuer, or you can research the house prices in the area for similar properties to get an idea of how they are selling.

Once you are happy with the price, you can advertise the property (there are several free sites that allow you to do this). Legally, you’re required to obtain an Energy Performance Certificate for the property before putting it up for sale, so you’ll need to organize a registered energy assessor to create this for you. Then you can start arranging viewings and negotiate an agreed price with anyone who is interested.

We would recommend, however, that you sign up with an estate agent as they can do all the leg work for you. The key thing, though, is to understand their fees and rates before signing an agreement with them.

What kind of environmental searches in relation to the risk and history of a flood around Surrey will my conveyancing solicitor in Bookham be able to apply for?

A crucial step in the conveyancing process involves the solicitor conducting environmental searches that provide you with detail about the Bookham flood risk area data.

We need to complete this purchase as soon as possible, how do we aim for a fast conveyancing process?

Finding a communicative conveyancer is key a faster move. Beyond that, there are numerous things you, as the purchaser, can do to accelerate the process, including, arranging any finances require to complete the purchase, quickly completing and return any forms and pushing the conveyancer to begin enquiries as soon as possible.

Which body keeps records for policing the standard of neglect Bookham and Bookham conservation areas?

Following a campaign, English Heritage now maintain records of the state of conservation areas in Bookham and throughout England. Local Bookham conservation areas are specified by the local Mole Valley planning authority, who preside over conservation area concerns from including things like billboards, loft extensions and private spaces.

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.

There are a multitude of handbooks going into great depth on DIY conveyancing such as How to Buy Your First Home (And How to Sell it Too). Do I need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Bookham ?

There is absolutely no reason why a seller shouldn't reasonably take care of the legal work without the help of a skilled Bookham lawyer. In reality however, a conveyancing solicitor in Bookham carries out a large number of tasks such as interpreting replies to enquiries and ensuring warranties are transferable most of which require a qualified professional.

More importantly do it yourself conveyancers take huge risks in operating without sufficient indemnity cover that every lawyers must take out.

What is the best point to we reserve a home removals services

Best advice is to wait before removals until the point where both sides have confirmed the final move date that occurs once exchange of contracts. Many firms charge a rearrangement payment . Local removals companies include W H Cox & Son Removals, Unit 22 Bookham Ind Park, Bookham, Leatherhead, KT23 3EU Call: 01372 456556.

How can I buy the freehold of the building in which I’m purchasing a flat?

When you buy a leasehold flat (usually for a lease lasting a long time), it means that you don’t own the building or the land on which it is built. If you want to buy the freehold of the building (either yourself or with other flat-owners), you’ll need to meet a few legal criteria before that can happen (such as the number of flats, the purpose to which the majority of the building is put to, and the number of flat-owners willing to by the freehold).

One additional point to note is that the shorter the lease on any flat, the greater the price of the freehold is likely to be.

You should talk to other residents about your plan as well as finding out how much the freehold will be and getting a professional valuation. Once you are in a position to move ahead, you’ll need to appoint a solicitor to manage the legal aspect of the planned purchase.

Homeward Legal's solicitors are well-versed in dealing with all types of freehold and leasehold purchases. So call us now on 0800 038 6699 and we'll guide you through the process and assign you to one of the best solicitors.