What makes conveyancing to seem to be so slow?
Conveyancing will sometimes take more time than budgeted for a variety of reasons. Some reasons are beyond the conveyancing solicitor's influence, we, however, strive to minimise the burden of these delays by chasing for prompt responses. Delays can include the length of time it takes for the managing agent or landlord to respond to queries.
What authority is obliged for logging the state of repair of conservation areas in Bucknall and Bucknall?
Local conservation areas are nominated by Stoke-on-Trent who are responsible for the state of the area including things like street clutter, non sympathetic doors and building materials. English Heritage maintain records of the state of repair of conservation areas.
How is Bucknall contaminated land identified?
Property could be contaminated by a range of natural causes and human activities, such as nearby electrical substations. An environmental search can give more clarity. Contamination in Bucknall can be caused by local waste sites, such as Kirkby On Bain Landfill Site, Tattershall Road, Lincolnshire, LN10 6YN.
Which of the lender panels in Bucknall are your solicitors on?
Of lenders with offices around Bucknall, we beside many. Bucknall lenders and mortgage specialists include Cranfield Tina, 18 High St, Tattershall, Lincoln, LN4 4LE, Personal Mortgage Solutions, 8 Ryland Bridge, Welton, Lincoln, LN2 3RP, and Award Mortgages Ltd, Whisby Lodge/Hillcroft Business Park/Whisby Rd, Lincoln, LN6 3QL. The lawyer whom you have instructed should be able to address any specific requests your lender may have.
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.
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.