I have been reading about the conveyancing process when buying a home , Is it a good idea to take care of the legal work myself?
Legally speaking there is no argument at all why you cant adopt a DIY approach and conduct legal and technical work on your own.
That said, a Catford property solicitor typically handles a huge number of actions including approving completion statements and verifying identities of transacting parties most of which need a skilled professional.
I am intending to buy a Victorian terraced house. Do we need 'conveyancing searches'?
Conveyancing searches are a prescribed set of queries requested by the buyer's conveyancing solicitor, including a British waterways search, and only relate to the legal aspects of the purchase.
Is a property survey advisable when buying a home?
It is heavily suggested that all buyers in Catford book a house surveyor when purchasing in Catford. There can be a range of concerns that will impact a property. These can include cracks around door frames and rotten roof timbers, and issues such as these are not likely to be investigated as part of the conveyancing itself.
In a few months we are expecting to be moving from our semi detached house near Catford to our new flat in Brockley , what is the right point to select a home removal firm?
We tend to advise that home buyers and sellers delay organising removals until after exchange of contracts as usually an actual moving date will not have been set. Frequently house removals firms may charge a late cancellation amount . Local information can be sought from Man & Van Catford, 245 Brownhill Rd, London, SE6 1AE Tel: 020 3616 0161 or Man & Van, 198 Inchmery Rd, London, SE6 1DF Call: 020 3616 0253.
Should I list my property with more than one estate agent?
The choice is entirely up to you and your specific circumstances. Going with a sole agent is probably the cheapest option (although the reach to buyers is dependent on how many clients are on their books), while multiple agents will be more expensive (but will reach a broader client base).
If you’re looking for a quick sale or the market is rather sluggish, it makes sense to put your property on with a number of agents. If the market is buoyant, it makes more sense to place the property with a sole agent.
Whichever you choose, you should always check the terms and conditions so that you know what service you’re getting for your money and how much it will cost you once the home is sold. You should also understand if there are penalties should you decide to place the property with more or fewer agents later on during the agreement period.
What average time will it take my assigned property solicitor to conduct the conveyancing work on the lower floor of Edwardian property we are purchasing in Catford?
The conveyancing process can take anywhere between a month and three months depending on various issues for example the speed of the vendor's conveyancing solicitor, or the speed of your lender. Our lawyers are highly focused on speed and communication exchanging as quickly as we possibly can.