When should I book a removals firm?
It’s very tempting to get wrapped in the excitement of moving home and wanting to get everything sorted out and in the diary. But, if you book a removals firm too early, prior to the exchange of contracts (when the date and time of completion is legally set), you risk the possibility that the date might change, thereby having to pay a fee to the removals firm to change the plans.
There is nothing stopping you in contacting a selection of firms to get a quote for removal and to negotiate the possibility of pencilling a date in but ensure you obtain agreement that this is subject to change and confirmation.
Is the Stamp Duty Land Tax fee a disbursement or fee?
Some firms frequently hide extra costs as necessary disbursements. It may not be clear if a cost is a fee or not, and if it ought to be included. This charge is a fee not a disbursement, and should be included in a quote for your conveyancing.
Can I change the purpose of use for a purchase as part of the conveyancing procedure?
Putting in a planning request to change the use of part or all of a property is a straightforward process and you can deal directly with the local authority, which authorises plans and requests. However, tying it in with a planned purchase of a property has its own problems, since you don’t yet formally own the property, and the length of time to get through the planning process (with no guarantee of success) will need to be factored into the purchase duration, which the seller may not agree to.
We would advise you to either buy the property and then put in the planning request after completion (or exchange at the very earliest), or buy a property that’s already fit for your purposes. Or you might be lucky to find a property that already has the relevant planning consents in place.
What will a East Leake property solicitor recommend if the home I hope to invest in is situated in a Rushcliffe council conservation area and turns out to have out of place windows fitted?
Rushcliffe council enquiries carried out by the solicitor during the legal process should identify whether the property is inside a conservation area proof of planning authority consent for additions to the property will be requested.
What causes sale conveyancing to take weeks to complete?
The conveyancing process in East Leake could be held up for many reasons. The reasons can unhappily be out of a lawyer's hands. We endeavour to diminish their effect whenever it is feasible by proactively handling all enquiries. Common delays include difficulties with mortgage finance.