Conveyancing In Brantham Q & A's
May the legal charges include any supplementary hidden costs?
No. Homeward Legal will never charge any hidden fees to buy or sell a property. Some solicitor do not give accurate quotes, only estimates, which they will not be required to adhere to.
Should I list my property with more than one estate agent?
The choice is entirely up to you and your specific circumstances. Going with a sole agent is probably the cheapest option (although the reach to buyers is dependent on how many clients are on their books), while multiple agents will be more expensive (but will reach a broader client base).
If you’re looking for a quick sale or the market is rather sluggish, it makes sense to put your property on with a number of agents. If the market is buoyant, it makes more sense to place the property with a sole agent.
Whichever you choose, you should always check the terms and conditions so that you know what service you’re getting for your money and how much it will cost you once the home is sold. You should also understand if there are penalties should you decide to place the property with more or fewer agents later on during the agreement period.
Is a Local Authority search a disbursement or fee?
Some conveyancers pass off fees which should be included as disbursements. It is not always clear whether a cost is a fee or disbursement, and whether it should be included. This charge is a disbursement not a fee, and is passed on at cost.
Can I hold off paying out for stamp duty on property?
Homeward Legal do not recommend conveyancing clients risk any stamp duty reduction scheme. Such schemes are costly and often likely to fail.
What causes conveyancing to have so many delays?
The legal work involved in buying or selling Brantham property will sometimes be exposed to significant delays. Homeward Legal know how distracting such delays can be and work hard to reduce their consequences by driving the sale or purchase forward.
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.
What will the Brantham property solicitor advise if the home is within a Babergh conservation area which has unsanctioned stone cladding fitted to it?
Babergh council Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search carried out by your Brantham conveyancing solicitor in the process of the conveyancing will check the existence of suitable permission for any changes to the property.
Is Brantham top-soil likely to remain contaminated by titanium (Ti)?
Even where some contamination has occurred in Brantham, risk levels are usually low. The local authority for Brantham will be able to provide more detail on cases of contamination.