Should I use the solicitors firm referred by my agent?
Estate agent recommendations are a common practice path for purchasers to get a solicitor, however, such referrals must be carefully considered, as it may be the case that the agent recommends the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not the best solicitor for your needs.
Regarding the extensive flooding in Sept 2012 in North East England, we are anxious that conveyancing searches (environmental) might not be sufficient?
An experienced solicitor in Chathill will recommend that you get additional environmental searches if the initial search spots a significant risk Chathill flood risk area
You could also speak to a neighbour to get further local information.
Chathill solicitors carry out formal property conveyancing searches when acting for a property buyer,, but which particular ones?
When you are getting a mortgage a mortgage lender expects at least - Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environmental and perhaps special local Chathill searches e.g. a Planning report.
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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Could the conveyancing charges in Chathill cover any extra costs?
Our solicitors do not hide any hidden extra charges regardless of circumstances. It may be that a significant piece of other legal work is also necessary, but any fees for additional work will not be charged without your awareness.
We are intending to buy a medieval barn conversion in the parish of West Allen. Will a chancel search be needed?
Whichever Chathill parish you are buying in, a conveyancing solicitor may suggest a chancel search. Chancel repair dues can be collected on current owners of a home where Parochial Church Councils may have not done so in the past. For property in the parish of West Allen, it is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.
When is it appropriate to instruct a solicitor in Chathill?
The straightforward answer is, the sooner you instruct a firm, the better, as the legal work can begin very early in the process. Instructing your solicitor earlier for a sale allows relevant information can be sourced sooner (this is particularly true for leasehold properties), whereas if you are buying your offer may be taken more seriously if you already have a solicitor instructed.
I have read about handling the legal work as a seller of a flat , Might it be prudent to take care of the DIY conveyancing without help.?
Technically speaking there is no reason at all why a buyer cannot undertake the bulk of the conveyancing unaided. The truth is however that a Chathill property solicitor is familiar with a large array of assignments such as chasing lender for comments on issues raised and checking replies to additional enquiries most of which are more safely handled with appropriate a qualified solicitor. In addition solicitors practices are required by their regulator to get applicable cover that ultimately protects you in the event of failures.