Does a Fawley property solicitor get any conveyancing searches on the Hampshire Sixties semi-detached house I am buying?
The normal procedure is to get the following Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search and Environment Search and occasionally less common searches for instance Land charge Search (bankruptcy only).
Having read about the Met Office warn of more intense rain - 15-30% (according to climate change risk in 2012), we are wondering if property conveyancing searches won't be detailed enough?
The Fawley property lawyer will recommend that you carry out flood risk searches if the standard searches establishes a Fawley flood risk area data
It could be worth trying to also contact a neighbour or local resident for further insight if you are still worried.
We need to complete this purchase as soon as possible, how do we organise a fast completion?
Essential to fast conveyancing is to employing a proactive lawyer. There are, in addition, numerous tasks you as the purchaser can also do to speed up the process, including, if you intend to get a house survey, doing so as early as you can, completing all forms as soon as possible and calling or emailing the lawyer, and chase them if you suspect any delays.
Where can I identify whether the designated conservation area is at risk?
Local Fawley conservation areas are set up by Eastleigh who are responsible for conservation area concerns from including things like modern telephone boxes, removal of existing windows and the upkeep of public spaces. English Heritage, a government body, have put together records of the condition of conservation areas.
Is it easy to sell a house without using an estate agent?
It’s relatively straightforward to sell your own home without involving an estate agent, although you should be warned that it’s a time-consuming process (which is why agents set a certain fee to pay for their time in getting your home sold).
First you need to get a proper valuation of your home, which can be done by paying a chartered surveyor and registered valuer, or you can research the house prices in the area for similar properties to get an idea of how they are selling.
Once you are happy with the price, you can advertise the property (there are several free sites that allow you to do this). Legally, you’re required to obtain an Energy Performance Certificate for the property before putting it up for sale, so you’ll need to organize a registered energy assessor to create this for you. Then you can start arranging viewings and negotiate an agreed price with anyone who is interested.
We would recommend, however, that you sign up with an estate agent as they can do all the leg work for you. The key thing, though, is to understand their fees and rates before signing an agreement with them.