What do I do if new and severe damage is found after moving in?
You should reasonably expect the home into which you’re moving to be cleared, clean and without additional damage. Of course, things can happen as removals can chip plaster, scratch or tear wallpaper, etc., but if there is significant damage that was not present before, it would be advisable to talk to your solicitor to see if there is any recourse for you on your seller.
You may also like to think about writing a clause into the contract that money will only be released after a cursory inspection of the premises to confirm that you are happy. This needs to be agreed with the seller’s solicitor, but the expectation is already raised. Beware that, in the chaos of the moving day, you can’t afford to delay things too much, so it’s a fine balance.
Will HS2 affect Dorridge properties?
HS2 Phase 1 will affect properties in Dorridge's local authority. Phase 1 of HS2 will affect 23 local councils including Solihull District, from central London to the Midlands.
If I buy a book about doing ones own conveyancing when selling a house. Might it be practicable to take care of the conveyancing on a DIY basis myself?
In theory there are no reasons at all why a home buyer cant look after the legal and technical work unaided. In reality however, a property solicitor in Dorridge is familiar with a long list of tasks such as chasing deeds or checking for any restrictive covenants many of which really need a qualified solicitor.
Is it hard to sell a property located in a conservation area?
A conservation area is designated and managed by the local authority to ensure the unique nature of the location is maintained by placing restrictions on changes to the buildings, street furniture and green spaces to protect the architectural or historical interest of everything within the conservation area boundary.
Because of this resistance to change, this usually means homes in conservation areas are more attractive to buyers, and, as such, there may be a premium to pay over properties outside such areas. Because of the attraction of such property, they will usually sell well and quickly. However, there will need to be greater checks by the buyer’s solicitor to verify that your property conforms to the conservation area restrictions, which may add extra time to the duration of the conveyancing.
Homeward Legal's solicitors have a great deal of experience working with sales and purchases in conservation areas, so why not give our team a quick call on 0800 038 6699 right now to find out what we can do to help your plans?
What causes conveyancing for a Dorridge property sale to take weeks to complete?
The legal work required to buy or sell a property could take more time even where there is no chain. Sometimes, the delays are out of the solicitors' control, Homeward Legal, however, seek to diminish the burden of these delays whenever it is possible by pushing all parties involved. Reasons for delay may include a slow firm acting for the lender.
Should we use a firm of solicitors that often works with by my estate agent in Dorridge?
It is common for agents to recommend one or more conveyancing firms, however, such referrals need to be weighed up against alternatives, including online or local firms, as an agent may select the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not the most suitable for you.
Conveyancing searches (environmental) may be all well and good but with recent events for example the major flooding in 2012 in the Midlands are they sufficient to advise us sufficient information about the risk of flooding in Dorridge?
Environmental searches conducted by your conveyancing solicitor in Dorridge should include the more specialist search (Landmark) if required.
Sometimes property buyers to also speak to a close neighbour to gain additional comfort.
What do I get for my money from an estate agent?
A good estate agent will be able to bring their local knowledge into your transaction and reduce the amount of stress you might experience as part of the whole moving experience.
Although it might seem that agents do very little for their clients, they will help you set the sale price for your home by using their knowledge of similar properties, a large part will involve marketing your home by expressing it in its best light online and through fliers, phone calls and emails, etc., they will conduct viewings with ay interested potential buyers, manage the negotiations on the offers as they come in and, by law, they will also have to take all necessary steps to ensure the buyer is serious about entering into the contract to purchase the property when an offer is made.
However good you believe your chosen estate agent to be, you should take time to read through the terms and conditions thoroughly to understand what you’re paying them and what you’re going to get for your money.