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.
What areas of conservation are there in Droylsden?
Conservation areas denote streets and neighbourhoods recognised as being of architectural or historic interest. The conveyancing lawyer handling your purchase should be able to advise further and discuss what specific restrictions are in place.
How much is the council tax on a period terraced home in Droylsden?
Normally the conveyancer's title report will include the appropriate Tameside council tax band.
Up-to-date rates for homes in Droylsden are set out at the Tameside council website. On, 21 December 2012, band rates are:
- Band A - £911.00
- Band B - £1,063.00
- Band C - £1,214.00
- Band D - £1,366.00
- Band E - £1,670.00
- Band F - £1,973.00
- Band G - £2,277.00
- Band H - £2,732.00
Should I list my property with more than one estate agent?
The choice is entirely up to you and your specific circumstances. Going with a sole agent is probably the cheapest option (although the reach to buyers is dependent on how many clients are on their books), while multiple agents will be more expensive (but will reach a broader client base).
If you’re looking for a quick sale or the market is rather sluggish, it makes sense to put your property on with a number of agents. If the market is buoyant, it makes more sense to place the property with a sole agent.
Whichever you choose, you should always check the terms and conditions so that you know what service you’re getting for your money and how much it will cost you once the home is sold. You should also understand if there are penalties should you decide to place the property with more or fewer agents later on during the agreement period.
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?
I am intending to purchase a barn conversion in Droylsden. Will a chancel search be compulsory?
Your solicitor responsible for your move is likely to recommend a chancel search. In Droylsden's much older areas, chancel repair dues can be collected on the current owners of a property where Parochial Church Councils may have spared previous owners or tenants. It is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.
We are purchasing a £851000 Droylsden residential property, what will be determined for stamp duty?
Stamp Duty depends on the valuation. It will be £34040 on a £851000 house.