I am on a tight deadline and need arrange fast conveyancing, how can we speed things up?
Primarily, moving faster is essential to is to use a proactive solicitor. There are, in addition, numerous tasks you could do to get moving sooner, such as, asking for property searches to be ordered immediately, confirming your mortgage offer and quickly answering your solicitor's questions.
Conveyancing and environmental searches may be standard procedure but with recent flooding such as the serious flooding in Sept 2012 in the East Midlands are they still appropriate to ascertain enough about the Coalville future flood risk?
A thorough Coalville lawyer should always carry out rigorous conveyancing and environmental searches if the standard search identifies a Coalville flood risk area
It may be sensible to get in touch with a next door neighbour for that further confidence.
When in the process should you instruct a conveyancer in Coalville?
With a firm offering a 'no move, no fee' conveyancing quote, as soon as possible, as conveyancing involves a number of tasks that can be carried out immediately. Early instruction of a solicitor to act on your Coalville sale or purchase for a sale may mean that paperwork can be prepared, even before a buyer is found, whereas if you are buying you will the details of your Coalville solicitor ready when you make an offer.
Might my legal charges take into account any additional costs?
Homeward Legal will never charge any hidden costs. Be aware that some firms only provide estimates disguised as quotes, which they will not be bound to.
Should I get my short lease extended before selling?
Buyers are becoming increasingly wary of buying leaseholds with less than 90 years to run because, first, the cost of increasing a leasehold is becoming far more expensive, and, second, mortgage companies are becoming increasingly reticent to lend money to buy leases that have dropped below the 80-year mark (indeed, this will be one of the criteria that they set to ensure their investment is protected).
As a result, buyers will often insist that the leasehold be extended back up to the 99-year or 125-year typical thresholds before going ahead and buying it. So, as the current leaseholder, you will almost certainly be expected to do the legal work required to extend the lease to a level that buyers will be happy with.
What are the benefits of an online solicitor against a high street firm?
Many commentators and bloggers have suggested that you get so much more from online conveyancers because they have access to state-of-the-art applications to manage their cases and use the latest communication technology.
However, there is nothing stopping high street conveyancing firms from adopting such technology. And they will have a wealth of experience and knowledge of the local area that they can bring to bear on your transaction.
It all comes down to what they offer and how they go about their business. You should get a selection of quotes and read through the terms and conditions in detail to understand the comparisons between what they offer and how much they are going to charge you for the service.
If you choose Homeward Legal, you not only get an experienced proactive solicitor but also access to the latest technology and local knowledge. Call us now on 0800 038 6699 to find out more.