Conveyancing In Brislington Q & A's
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.
Of the main Brislington mortgage lenders, who is on your panel?
Homeward Legal work beside many lenders listed with the Council of Mortgage Lenders. A number of mortgage specialists operate in Brislington, such as Templar Mortgages Ltd, 100 Hazelbury Rd, Bristol, BS14 9ET. Your solicitor will be able to address any specific requests your lender may have.
Do I need a property survey?
We heavily advise that home buyers order an inspection. Buyers should be aware that there are a range of issues that will impact a property, which include cracks in walls or ground movement.
We are buying on a ex-industrial site. Can the top-soil still be contaminated?
Some metal contamination may have occurred throughout Brislington, but an area will only be identified as 'contaminated land' if the risk to human life or the environment is deemed unacceptable. Other sources of contaminated land include groundwater contaminants like landfill leachate.
Why does conveyancing for a Brislington property sale require months?
The conveyancing process can be exposed to significant delays for a variety of reasons. Some reasons are beyond a solicitor's influence. Homeward Legal aim to minimise their consequences by driving the transaction forward.
Why is it silly to buy a leasehold with less than 99 years to run?
In large part, if a leasehold drops below 90 years, it’s because mortgage companies will not be willing to lend money to purchase the leasehold. They will almost certainly have a stipulation on the length of the leasehold as part of their criteria for lending.
Most buyers are very aware of this and the trend is for an insistence of the sellers to provide an extension back up to the 99-year or 125-year thresholds before considering its purchase. Otherwise, even if you can finance it, eventually you’ll have to consider the legal cost of extending the lease yourself.
Do we need to be aware of 'fixtures and fittings'?
Mainly, there is not a absolute definition of fixtures and fittings. For many transactions, this is overlooked, making the completion and approval of a comprehensive fixtures and fittings form so important.