We have a found a property to buy. How do we organise fast legal work?
Primarily, a fast transaction is the key to is to use a proactive and experienced conveyancing solicitor. When selecting a conveyancing solicitor, you should ask yourself the following: Did you experience any delays when requesting a quote? Do they use email? Are they 'no move, no fee'? This can incentivise a faster transaction.
What’s the difference between residential and commercial conveyancing?
In essence, there is very little difference between the tasks needed for residential conveyancing against commercial conveyancing. The real difference comes in the type of property and the purpose for which it is intended to be used.
The majority of residential transactions are freehold, whereas commercial transactions are almost exclusively leasehold, and commercial property conveyancing searches will tend to be more expensive because the structure and land will occupy a greater space on average than that for residential property.
What can my searches usually cost?
With a Homeward Legal solicitor, clients buying a property charged at a maximum £249 for the standard search bundle. Searches are disbursements.
Which Crowborough lender panels are your solicitors on?
Of lenders with branches proximate to Crowborough, we alongside most. Lenders and mortgage specialists in Crowborough include Capital, Trenches Rd, Crowborough, TN6 1ES.
Unforeseeable personal circumstances mean we must to complete on the legal work on our jointly owned property very quickly, do Homeward Legal have any extra fast solicitors in Crowborough ?
Our carefully selected solicitors have a proactive approach when fulfilling the transfer of title to suit a clients time frame. Homeward Legal only ever introduce you to panel of solicitors who are selected because they always communicate to the whole property chain . Also our conveyancers are chosen because they use the latest CMS systems meaning they can exchange on your sale fast.
How is Stamp Duty Land Tax assessed and what should we budget for a £877k property?
Stamp Duty Land Tax will rely on the purchase price. For a house or flat in Crowborough valued at £877k, the SDLT rate is £35080.*
*Correct as of 17/02/2013
Is the SDLT fee a fee or a disbursement?
Unfortunately, some firms pass off extra costs as necessary disbursements. It may be unclear whether a cost is a disbursement or not, and if it ought to be included. This charge is a fee not a disbursement, and should be included in your quote.
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.