I’ve lost my gas/electrical certificates; will that stop me moving?
There is no legal imperative for you to provide either the gas or electrical safety certificates as the seller; you are required to provide a gas safety certificate on an annual basis, however, if you are planning on letting the property out. The Institution of Electrical Engineers recommends that an electrical certificate be updated at least every ten years or when the property is transferred to a new owner (every 5 years if you are letting the property out).
However, this usually means that this is the responsibility of the buyer with the onus on organising an inspection for a new certificate falling on them.
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How do we protect against gazumping?
Gazumping arises when one buyer's offer is rejected, following initial acceptance, by the owner, opting instead for a better offer. Although gazumping is less common in a declining market, there will always be a chance. Consider instructing an efficient solicitor early to reduce the chance of your offer being gazumped.
Which local authority looks after Bulwell?
Bulwell is located in Ashfield District Council, Council Offices, Urban Road, Kirkby- in- Ashfield, NG17 8DA, Call: 01623 450 000
Will we be able to move along quickly and complete on the conveyancing on a flat rapidly, do Homeward Legal have any really fast home moving solicitors in Bulwell ?
Homeward Legal takes an extremely speed focused approach to completing the conveyancing work to meet the sellers requirements.
With us, expert panel of solicitors are proactive and try to communicate through the whole of the buyer and seller chain and use the very latest online completion systems to complete on the property sale in minimum time.
Do we need a Bulwell house surveyor to inspect the Bulwell house purchase?
It is firmly advised that most Bulwell buyers book a house surveyor to carry out a survey. There can be a wide range of problems which will impact a property, that a lender's valuation survey, for example, will not cover. These include chimney defects or corrosion of pipework.
Will the property report compiled by the Bulwell conveyancing solicitor report back on the cost of council tax for a Band B cottage prior to completion?
Your solicitor will liaise with the appropriate Broxtowe local authority to reveal the latest council tax band and rates, which will be added to the conveyancing report on title. Correct charges for Bulwell are set out in detail online at the Broxtowe local authority site. At the time of writing on 05 September 2012 rates for all bands are:
- Band A - £1,076.00
- Band B - £1,255.00
- Band C - £1,435.00
- Band D - £1,614.00
- Band E - £1,973.00
- Band F - £2,331.00
- Band G - £2,690.00
- Band H - £3,228.00
Which local factors can contaminate land in Bulwell, and will they be thoroughly investigated?
Land in Bulwell would be contaminated by numerous natural and human-influenced issues, and factors including proximity to waste sites should be reported on during conveyancing searches.
When in the conveyancing process do you need to find a conveyancing solicitor to act for us?
In the vast majority of cases, the sooner the better. Instructing your solicitor earlier for a sale means that information, especially from slow third-parties, can be requested even prior to accepting an offer, whereas if you are buying your offer may be taken more seriously if you already have a solicitor instructed.