How long should it take my conveyancing solicitor to get through the conveyancing work for a semi detached house?
Completion can take anywhere between a month and three months, which can be affected by any number of issues for example the efficiency of the sellers solicitor, or renegotiations.
If I’m renting out rooms in my house, do I need to appoint a solicitor?
No, you don’t, because there is no legal imperative for you to do so. However, it’s not as straightforward as simply leasing out a room to a renter because there are certain provisions that must be met in order to protect you as the renter and the person renting the room.
This depends on the room and where it is in the property, state of the plumbing, insurance, and a number of other factors. You’ll also need to draw up a tenancy agreement to ensure demarcation and rights for both parties. While you won’t necessarily need a solicitor involved, it’s worth contacting a letting agency who will have the experience and knowledge to ensure you have everything in place. Be aware that any advice you seek from professionals may come with a fee, so it would be worth shopping around first.
Will my assigned Gedling lawyer tell me about the amount of council tax to be paid for a Band B apartment before completion?
The conveyancer will contact the council to ask about the latest council tax band and rates, which will be detailed in the conveyancing report on title. The correct charges for residents of Gedling are published online at the Gedling local authority website. At the time of authoring (20 September 2012) rates are as follows:
- Band A - £1,060.00
- Band B - £1,237.00
- Band C - £1,414.00
- Band D - £1,590.00
- Band E - £1,944.00
- Band F - £2,297.00
- Band G - £2,651.00
- Band H - £3,181.00
How is Gedling contaminated land identified?
A range of contaminants may impair residential property in Gedling . Issues like local historic industrial processes or proximity to scrap yards should be reported on during conveyancing searches.
I plan to purchase a church rectory in the parish of Kingston on Soar. Will a chancel search be compulsory?
A Gedling conveyancing solicitor is likely to recommend a chancel search, regardless of the parish where the building being bought is located. In Gedling's much older areas, chancel repair has the potential to be imposed on the owners of a building where church councils have not imposed the same liability on the last owners. In the event that chancel liability may apply, your solicitor might recommend insurance rather than pulling out of the purchase.