How much would our conveyancing searches be?
Conveyancing searches ranges in cost. Searches are disbursements paid to a third party, and are not included in a solicitor's fees.
What kind of research in respect to the risk and history of local flooding in the Isle Of Wight region will a solicitor in Carisbrooke look over?
A solicitor conducts standard formal environmental searches that will include Carisbrooke flood risk data. As an additional measure, a solicitor in Carisbrooke may propose an specialist search.
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.
Who do I give the appliance warranties to if they are being left at the property I’m selling?
If you are leaving what is generally termed ‘white goods’ at the property you are selling, which are still in warranty, the documentation should be given to your solicitor so that any warranties can be given to the buyer’s solicitor as part of the contract.
Note that, should you be leaving any electrical (or other) items at the property, this should be made clear on the Fixtures and Fittings Form (TA10) and agreed as early as possible between you and the buyers, particularly if you want financial recompense in so doing.
Could charges for the conveyancing for our Carisbrooke move take into account any extra costs?
Unfortunately, it is common practice for some firms to hide fees in small print. We will not charge any hidden extra charges. Some solicitors only estimate conveyancing costs, which could be totally different to your final invoice.
Which government authority is on charge of for keeping order in the state of Carisbrooke conservation areas?
Conservation area concerns including area development, addition of PVC windows or traffic signs etc. are administered by the local Isle of Wight planning authority.
English Heritage have produced a list of the condition of conservation areas.
I am intending to buy in Carisbrooke. How do I find out whether the house is in a conservation area?
Areas considered to be of 'special architectural and historic interest', like 18th century suburbs, may be designated as areas of conservation. The conveyancing lawyer handling your purchase offer more information and discuss what specific restrictions are in place.