When in the conveyancing process is it appropriate to get a solicitor to handle our transaction?
If you choose a solicitor with 'no move, no fee' protection, earlier is preferable, as there are several tasks which may be carried out straight away. Prompt instruction of a firm can limit the risk of your transaction stalling.
Should we get a property survey for our Chadwell St Mary house purchase?
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors heavily advise that you book a RICS surveyor to undertake a survey. It is a fact that there are a range of issues that have a negative impact on a property, for example insect infestation. These will not be reported on by a solicitor.
Will it be necessary to get a chancel search if we are intending to purchase in the parish of Dagenham?
A property solicitor might recommend a chancel search, irrespective of the parish where the building being bought is found. Chancel repair dues can be collected on new owners of a building where church councils have previously chosen not to do so, so it can be difficult to use this as a guide.
Is an environmental search a fee or disbursement?
Fees and disbursements should be identified on a quote, with no additional charges of any kind in the small print. This charge is a disbursement not a fee, and is passed on at cost.
What do property searches apply to?
Searches are standard enquiries requested by the conveyancing solicitor with local and national organisations, for example a chancel liability search. Buyers should be aware that, these searches cover solely legal considerations.