National Counties Building Society is our mortgage lender - what will I need to consider?
A small number of lenders have reduced the number of firms able to act for them. We are able to act for all major CML-approved lenders so that the buyer will not have to pay any additional legal fees to your lender's solicitor.
I am selling in County Durham, and have had a quote from you. Might I need to pay any hidden charges when the purchase completed?
No. Homeward Legal's solicitors do not hide any extra, hidden fees. Under the circumstances, it may be that your solicitor advises that another piece of work be carried out, like a statutory declaration, but you will be made aware of any fees pertaining to such work before they are incurred.
What should I do about the transfer of ownership of the utility billing?
It is the responsibility of the former owners to inform the utilities firms (gas, electricity, water, etc.) that they are moving.
You should give your current suppliers at least 48 hours’ notice that you’re moving home and, when you leave your old property, you should take all the necessary readings and send them to your old supplier(s) along with your forwarding address, so that they can send you a final bill and sort out any credit you might be owed.
You should give your new utility suppliers at least 48 hours giving your personal details for the new property. When you move into your new property, you should take all the readings again and send them to the new suppliers so that they have a record of where to start the bills running.
I want to complete on the legal work on a leasehold apartment within 5 weeks - are you a fast solicitor in County Durham ?
Our conveyancers always adopt a speed focused style to completing the conveyancing for customers as rapidly as possible. The utilisation of modern e conveyancing systems .
We look after you with clients a SRA lawyer trained to communicate with the entire buyer and seller chain such as managing agent companies, to achieve a quick exchange.
Our estate agent has offered a conveyancing whom they usually use. Must we instruct them?
An agent in County Durham will often endorse a solicitors firm. If the agent is paid a referral fee, however, the agent may recommend the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the most appropriate choice.
We are buying a restored chapel in the parish of Cockfield. Will a chancel search be appropriate?
A lawyer could advise that a chancel search is ordered. In older areas of County Durham, chancel repair has the potential to be imposed on the current owners of a building where Parochial Church Councils may have spared previous owners or tenants, so the solicitor will be unable to make any guarantees, and will recommend insurance.