How long does it take to move house?
Those new to buying property are often surprised by how long the process can take from start to finish. There are several factors that come into play when determining how long your transaction will take from having your offer accepted to moving into your new home: The number of people involved in the chain (the shorter it is, the easier to manage and therefore shorter in duration potentially), problems with one or more buyers in the chain getting a mortgage offer, communication, management and many others.
The greatest time that needs to be set aside is for the conveyancing, which is the complex legal process of transferring ownership of the property from seller to buyer, replicated along the entire chain. Typically, the conveyancing can take an average of between eight and twelve weeks to complete, so, in reality, you should be thinking in terms of months.
However, if you appoint a results-focused and proactive solicitor, who will do everything possible to reduce the length of time, including talking to everyone involved in the chain, pushing for swift return of forms and documentation, and using modern technology to drive the process forward, you will stand a better chance of the conveyancing being a lot shorter. And the earlier you appoint them, the quicker they can get started on your transaction.
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We are on a tight deadline, and would like ensure fast conveyancing, how could we speed up our conveyancing process?
Most importantly, moving faster is key is to use a proactive conveyancing solicitor. Furthermore, there are numerous tasks you can do, including, arranging your mortgage offer, responding to your conveyancing solicitor by phone, fax or email wherever possible and pushing the conveyancing solicitor to begin enquiries as soon as possible.
In what ways does a Flint property solicitor report on the risk and history of possible flooding in the Flint area?
An important component in the conveyancing protocol of purchasing a property involves your conveyancer carrying out conveyancing and environmental searches that give details about the Flint flood risk.
How is Flint contaminated land identified?
Residential property in Flint is contaminated by a wide range of environmental factors. Issues like a proximate telecommunications base station will be reported on in environmental search results. Contamination can be caused by local waste sites, including Bettisfield Colliery, Flintshire, CH6 6HE.
We are purchasing a Flint home with Derbyshire Home Loans, what do we need to check?
A small number of lenders have limited the number of solicitors who can act for them. Homeward Legal will act for many lenders so that you will not be required to pay any additional legal fees to your lender's solicitor.
The house in Flint being purchased is on a brownfield site. What should we do regarding caesium (Cs) soil contamination?
Soil contamination is closed monitored. Metal contamination of topsoil in Flint is more likely to occur near former industrial sites. Data on other contaminants, like groundwater contamination, will also be included in an environmental search.
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.
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.