Should I accept an offer on my home if I haven’t found one to buy?
From your prospective buyer’s standpoint, they are not going to want to wait around for you to find somewhere to move to necessarily, meaning that they might drop out of the process to look for a property that is more readily available. However, you might want to have the discussion with your estate agent as to the best way to manage this as part of the process of putting your house on the market.
It’s not always going to be easy for everyone in the chain to have everything lined up from mortgage offers, sale price agreements, solicitors, surveys and so on. Therefore, you can be honest and tell your prospective buyer that, while you’re accepting the price, you haven’t completed your part in the chain; if they are unhappy with this, your other option is to consider a short-term rental or moving in with friends temporarily to protect the sale.
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The vendor looks to have installed inappropriate cladding on the house which I think might conflict with George Street Burton conservation area criteria.
The property solicitor will always establish whether your new home is within a designated conservation area, and if so, whether any alterations have appropriate permissions from the local planning authority.
In what ways does a Burton upon Trent lawyer report on the risk and history of flooding at Burton upon Trent?
An essential part of the legal due diligence process of buying a property involves a conveyancer applying for property environmental searches that set out specific information about the Burton upon Trent flood risk area.
What specific things do I need to look out for if I’m buying a house on the coast?
With worsening weather and floods now becoming increasingly commonplace, with the media remarking on it in depth, buying a property that has a likelihood of flooding is a difficult decision to make. Not only is there the issue of cleaning up if it does flood, but insurance premiums will be much higher (and perhaps even prohibitive).
For homes in coastal areas, there is also the problem of coastal erosion, where some properties have been seen to literally fall into the sea.
However, the good news is that picking a home in a coastal region doesn’t automatically mean that it’s going to be subject to flooding or that it’s eventually going to slip into the sea. The searches ordered by your conveyancing solicitor will identify the level of risk associated with the property and, based on this, your solicitor may recommend that you take out specialist reports (e.g. from Landmark or other organisations) to get a more in-depth description of the risks and options. These are in addition to the standard set and will be charged to you as a disbursement at cost.
Your surveyor will also be able to identify evidence of previous floods and other problems during their inspection and provide advice in their report. If the problems are considered sufficiently severe, the surveyor may also note the specifics for further investigation by your conveyancing solicitor.
How usual is gazumping?
The practice of deciding to reject an offer which has been accepted once another buyer makes a bigger offer is called gazumping. Although being gazumped is less common in a declining market, there will always be a danger. The first step in reducing the chance that gazumping will effect you is to instruct a proactive solicitor early.
The web is awash a growing number online documents on the subject of do it yourself conveyancing. That being the case, do I need a conveyancing solicitor in Burton upon Trent ?
If you want to attempt this you can engage in the if not all of the legal work without instructing a skilled Burton upon Trent solicitor .
However, a property lawyer takes care of a huge number of jobs including chasing any missing replies/clarifications to enquiries and assembling correct warranties some of which really need a qualified solicitor. Critically DIY lawyers might come a cropper relevant insurance that solicitors practices are required by their regulator to carry.