Will your solicitor in Bordon apply for any searches on the Hampshire Victorian end-of-terrace flat I am purchasing
The routine procedure is to get the following Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environmental and, depending on certain criteria, specific local Bordon searches, like a Coal and Brine.
Should we get a house survey?
It is suggested that most Bordon buyers book a house survey when purchasing in Bordon. There can be a wide range of defects which can negatively affect a property. These include wet rot and cracks in walls, and these will not be addressed by your conveyancing solicitor.
Which Bordon mortgage lenders do you work with?
Of lenders with local branches in or near Bordon, Homeward Legal work with many. Lenders and mortgage specialists in Bordon include Keys Financial Services, 12 Eveley Cl, Whitehill, Bordon, GU35 9EE.
What do I provide to the solicitor on my house sale?
The list of documents required is quite simple, but will be required at different stages of the process (but ideally any forms should be completed and returned on the day of receipt and preferably delivered by hand or email).
- Proof of id
- Title deeds (if you have them; they might be lodged with the solicitor who handled the purchase of the property you are selling, or the mortgage company)
- Fixtures and Fittings Form (TA10)
- Property Information Form (TA6) – information on boundaries, disputes and complaints with neighbours, notices and proposals, alterations and planning consents, building regulations, electricity and gas certificates, guarantees and warranties, insurance, environmental matters affecting the property, rights and informal arrangements, parking, other charges, services, connection to utilities and services, and transaction information
- Copies of documents referenced in the PIF
- Leasehold or shared freehold documents
- Management Information Pack
- Energy Performance Certificate
Providing all this documentation as quickly as possible, as well as responding to arising questions throughout the conveyancing within a couple of hours will help to speed the conclusion of your transaction up considerably.
Can I withdraw my offer on a property at any time?
When you make an offer on a house that has been accepted by the vendor, you can ask them to take it off the market as part of the acceptance. If you are selling, you can show your intent by agreeing to remove it from other potential buyers’ interest.
As a buyer, you can withdraw your offer at any time (and, as a seller, you can reject an offer at any time) up to the exchange of contracts, which means you are now legally committed to go through with the transaction at the agreed price. You should check your contract with both the estate agent and your conveyancing solicitor as there may be fees and other penalties associated with pulling out of the transaction after the offer was initially agreed.
If you decide to withdraw from the contract after exchange, then you are in breach. This means, if you’re the buyer, the seller is entitled to keep whatever agreed sum has been set for the deposit, and could claim damages; as the seller, you will be liable to pay interest accrued during the Notice to Complete period as well as the deposit, and the potential for claiming losses, and the buyer has to return everything about the property at the seller’s expense.
Are the any designated conservation areas in Bordon likely to affect us?
Conservation areas protect areas of architectural or historic interest. A solicitor will discuss the relevant responsibilities you would be taking on by purchasing in a conservation area and offer more information.
I am on a deadline and will need to ensure a fast conveyancing transaction, how can we speed things up?
Contacting a proactive, diligent property lawyer is essential to a fast conveyancing transaction. Ask these questions when identifying your conveyancer:
- Are phone, fax and email their preferred methods of contact
- Do they offer 'instant' online quotes?
- How soon will they order searches?
How much would searches be?
Searches range in cost, depending on the searches chosen. Conveyancing searches are disbursements, and will be charged at cost.