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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Do I need to get a property surveyor to check for defects affecting the house purchase?
We recommend that purchasers in Bury St Edmunds arrange a home surveyor to perform a survey if buying in Bury St Edmunds. Many concerns will impact a property, such as cracked roof tiles and cavity wall tie failure. These will not be reported on by a solicitor.
I am purchasing a new build property, should we have searches done?
Conveyancing searches are enquiries performed on behalf of the party intending to buy the property. They are not carried out by a property surveyor and do not relate to defects such as cavity wall tie failure.
I have taken out a quote from you. Are there any additional costs?
No. We never charge any hidden extra charges for your standard conveyancing. Some solicitors only estimate conveyancing costs. The bill you receive on completion can be much greater.
I am on a short deadline and would like ensure a fast conveyancing transaction, what can we do to speed up our move?
Contacting a proactive lawyer is the key to buying faster. When finding a lawyer, ask yourself the following: Did you experience any delays when requesting a quote? Do they use email? How soon will they order searches?
In the next few we are likely to be finally moving out of our semi detached home in Bury St Edmunds into our next flat in Bungay at what stage to appoint a removals firm?
We would tend to advise that buyers hold off organising removals until such time as the contracts have exchanged as an agreed move date will not have been formalised. Typically house removals firms will levy a rearrangement fee . Speak to Glasswells Ltd, Kempson Way, Bury St. Edmunds, IP32 7GL Tel: 01284 754294.