Should I organize a private purchase of items on the Fixtures and Fittings form?
This would be very unwise as the Fixtures and Fittings Form (TA10) forms part of the contract, and it lists all the items that the seller is planning to leave at the property with an agreed price for anything they want money for.
To try to organise a private sale outside of this clear and controlled process may result in difficulties later on in the process, which is precisely why this form is in place. If you want something to remain that’s not listed on the Fixtures and Fittings Form, raise a query through your solicitor so that negotiations may be formally carried out.
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If I’m putting my furniture and other things in storage, will the process take longer?
There shouldn’t be any reason why your move would take longer than a standard removal if you are pitting your belongings into storage. In fact, in some instances, it might be beneficial for the chain and your completion on the sale, since you are likely to incur fewer delays in the process because you can put your furniture and other things in storage before the event.
Whatever your plans, it’s worth mentioning them to your conveyancing solicitor so that they know the logistics on the day of completion, and may even be able to provide advice and pointers on what to consider before the day to ensure things move more smoothly.
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What does a Bovey Tracey conveyancing lawyer do if the property I hope to buy is within a local authority conservation area and has inappropriate PVC windows added?
Teignbridge local authority searches conducted by the solicitor in the process of the conveyancing should find out whether the property is within a designated conservation area and evidence of planning authority consent for additions to the property will be asked for.
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.
Will the Bovey Tracey conveyancing solicitor tell me about the cost of council tax on a Band B building prior to exchange of contracts?
Your property lawyer will contact the governing Teignbridge local authority to ascertain the currently applicable council tax rates, which will be detailed in the conveyancing report on title. Council tax charges for Bovey Tracey are set out on the Teignbridge local authority website. At the time of writing, 13 August 2012, the rates are:
- Band A - £1,031.00
- Band B - £1,203.00
- Band C - £1,375.00
- Band D - £1,547.00
- Band E - £1,891.00
- Band F - £2,235.00
- Band G - £2,579.00
- Band H - £3,094.00