Should we get a homebuyer report?
Homeward Legal firmly suggest that Bradley Stoke buyers book a property surveyor to undertake a survey. A wide range of issues can affect a property, such as cracks around door frames, and these will not be addressed by your conveyancing solicitor.
Monmouthshire Building Society is going to be our mortgage lender, what will we need to consider?
Some lenders have opted to reduce the size of their 'solicitor panel'. For purchasers, this can result in significantly higher legal costs. Homeward Legal are able to act for many lenders to ensure that you will not need to pay legal costs to your lender's solicitor.
Does your company advise on the conveyancing of auction properties in Bradley Stoke?
Our firm is very knowledgeable with residential property auction conveyancing. It is not uncommon for unusually constructed houses like residential investments are listed in auctions which tend to necessitate deeper due diligence before completion. Solicitors therefore advise that bidders instruct a SRA regulated lawyer before the property auction date for a title report of the auction legal papers.
Following the property auction your Homeward Legal conveyancing lawyer is totally able to concentrate on completing all of the legal work inside 4 weeks as conventionally required .
Can we find out if the property we are buying is in a conservation area?
The streets and neighbourhoods near or within Bradley Stoke will include several areas of conservation. You may wish to contact the local authority for more information, but your conveyancing solicitor will investigate this in detail during the property transaction.
If I want to build an extension or do other works once I move in, can I get a builder to visit to give me a quote?
There is nothing stopping you trying to organise this, so long as you set a date and time that’s acceptable to the vendor (or via their estate agent if they are unable to be there) and try to establish how long the process will take, so that this can be booked in.
This becomes particularly critical following a surveyor’s inspection where remedial works are identified and recommended. You can use the quote from the builder as a renegotiation tool on the asking price, if the work required is going to be particularly costly. If you decide to go down this route, it must be done before exchange of contracts (where you’re committing to the sale price) and you should inform your solicitor if you’ve had private discussions and agreements with the vendor over price for inclusion in the terms of the contract.
Which local authority looks after Bradley Stoke?
Bradley Stoke is located in South Gloucestershire Council, The Council Offices, Castle Street, Thornbury, South Gloucestershire, BS35 1HF, phone: 01454 868 009
What are our options if we buy a period house located inside a Bristol council conservation area ?
Part of conveyancing includes procurement of searches of South Gloucestershire planning authority to check conservation area status and consent for any developments. .
When should I get a conveyancing solicitor in Bradley Stoke?
If you use a conveyancing firm offering a 'no move, no fee' guarantee, instructing as soon as possible is wise, as conveyancing involves several tasks which may be performed straight away. Prompt instruction of a solicitor to act for you on your Bradley Stoke transaction could mitigate the chance of the sale or purchase aborting.