Bookshops and the web have collections of very helpful documents all about do it yourself conveyancing. That being the case, do I need to spend money on a conveyancer in Bursledon ?
It can certainly possible for you to take care of he conveyancing unaided. In reality however, a conveyancer typically handles a huge number of activities such as chasing deeds and DS1 documents and identifying conservation area breaches some of which really need a qualified professional. Nevertheless legal firms must carry the applicable insurance cover that protects you in the event of any oversights.
Do I have to be present at viewings?
No, you don’t. It used to be the case that estate agencies were happy to leave the homeowner to show prospective buyers around. However, this has now been dispensed with because they won’t necessarily have the property skills and experience of dealing with and selling to a buyer. Therefore, the preference is usually that you should not be present in the home at all, although this can obviously be difficult with infirmity, working from home, and childcare.
The best option is to discuss this with the estate agent when you appoint them, so that you are aware of their expectations for each viewing, and they will be able to work around you if you have to be present in the home. Whether you are present or not, you should still take care not to be too messy and tidy up as much as possible prior to the viewing appointment, so that good impressions are maintained.
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What do I do if new and severe damage is found after moving in?
You should reasonably expect the home into which you’re moving to be cleared, clean and without additional damage. Of course, things can happen as removals can chip plaster, scratch or tear wallpaper, etc., but if there is significant damage that was not present before, it would be advisable to talk to your solicitor to see if there is any recourse for you on your seller.
You may also like to think about writing a clause into the contract that money will only be released after a cursory inspection of the premises to confirm that you are happy. This needs to be agreed with the seller’s solicitor, but the expectation is already raised. Beware that, in the chaos of the moving day, you can’t afford to delay things too much, so it’s a fine balance.
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.
We plan to buy a home in the parish of Crux Easton. Should we order a chancel search?
Whichever Bursledon parish in which you are buying, a solicitor may suggest a chancel search. Through some Parochial Church Councils have opted to impose chancel repairs on current owners of lay rectorships, there is no guarantee that a parish which has not been subject to chancel liability in the past will remain liability-free for new owners, so it can be difficult to use this as a guide.
A right of way on the property I’m buying is redundant, but how do I get it removed from the deeds and registry?
A right of way through the grounds of a property is probably an inheritance before other building in the vicinity occurred that has since made the passage through redundant.
But, while having the right of way registered with the deeds means that feasibly someone could insist that they use it (as their public right), but, if they can’t access where the right of way originally led, it makes it a pointless activity.
It’s so unlikely that anyone will want to do this that you have to weigh up the cost of the legal process to get the right of way officially removed against not proceeding. However, if you are at all worried, talk to your solicitor so that it can be investigated further as part of the conveyancing, at which point they can guide you on the appropriate action and the associated costs (this will be in addition to the standard fees for the conveyancing and your solicitor will advise of this additional cost).
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Are many purchasers in Bursledon gazumped?
Gazumping takes place when a seller agrees to one buyer's offer, only to reject it in favour of a better offer. The risk of getting gazumped is present in any transaction. Instructing a property solicitor as soon as possible should help to mitigate this risk.
How long on average will it take for my designated property lawyer to accomplish all of the conveyancing formalities on a detached house we are intending to purchase in Bursledon?
It can take anywhere from 1 month to 12 weeks, based on a number of factors such as the efficiency of the sellers solicitor, or whether the property is leasehold, Freehold or share of freehold.
Our chosen lawyers are exceptionally results-orientated, with the intention of completing the process in as short a time as possible.