Is gazumping common in Crabtree?
Gazumping arises when a property owner accepts one buyer's offer, only to dismiss it, opting for a better offer. The risk of getting gazumped is present in any transaction. You should instruct a proactive solicitor as soon as you can to reduce the chance of your transaction being gazumped.
What is the council tax on a Thirties terraced Band D dwelling in Crabtree?
The respective council tax band should in most cases be set out in the conveyancer's title report along with the local authority. Council tax rates for homes in Crabtree are published at the Plymouth council website. On (21 June 2012) the rates are:
- Band A - £986.00
- Band B - £1,150.00
- Band C - £1,314.00
- Band D - £1,478.00
- Band E - £1,807.00
- Band F - £2,135.00
- Band G - £2,464.00
- Band H - £2,957.00
What will the Crabtree property lawyer do if the flat I am buying is situated in a conservation area and has ill-suited PVC windows added?
Your instructed lawyer should check whether your proposed purchase is inside a conservation area and whether any modifications have requisite permissions.
Is there a benefit to going to auction over a standard estate agent sale?
The majority of homes sold via an estate agent will be in a reasonable condition and usually modernised, whereas auction properties will often require a lot of modernisation or structural work before it can be lived in. That’s not to say you can’t use either for your sale, of course, irrespective of the state of the property.
Whichever option you choose, you should line up a focused, proactive solicitor on a fixed-fee agreement protected by a ‘No Completion, No Fee’ guarantee. You should appoint them as early as possible, too, so that the conveyancing work can start immediately – this is particularly important for auctions, as there is usually a four-week completion stipulation on its sale.
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Do I need to instruct a property lawyer that often works with by my local agent?
An agent will often recommend a conveyancing firm. However, if the agent is paid a fee by the solicitor, an agent may select the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the law firm with the best reputation.
It seems that cobalt soil contamination may be an issue in Crabtree. Please advise.
Most soils in Crabtree have some degree of contamination, from industry, agriculture and the natural environment . Also considering issues such as water contaminants such as phenols and radioactive waste, contaminants affecting Crabtree property will be factored into an environmental search.
For a fast conveyancing process on the purchase of a £741,000 residence, what should we organise to speed up our conveyancing process?
Crucial to buying faster is to employing a proactive, diligent solicitor. When finding a solicitor, consider these points: Are phone, fax and email their preferred methods of contact Do they order searches immediately? Do they offer 'instant' online quotes?