Should I get a property survey for this Glan Conwy property purchase?
Homeward Legal recommend that you book a RICS survey. Buyers should be aware that there are a range of defects that can affect a property, that a solicitor will be unable to address. These include settlement or ground movement.
At what point is it wise to arrange a solicitor in Glan Conwy?
In simple terms, earlier is preferable, as there are a number of tasks that may be performed immediately. Prompt instruction of a solicitor for a purchase allows you will the details of your Glan Conwy solicitor ready when you make an offer, or, if you are selling a property, relevant information can be sourced sooner (this is particularly true for leasehold properties).
How long does it take my designated conveyancing solicitor to exchange contracts all of the conveyancing work for a terraced fifties property in Glan Conwy?
The process can take anywhere from 1 month to twelve weeks, which can be affected by various issues for example the speed of the vendor's conveyancing solicitor, or the length of the chain.
Which specific property will the Glan Conwy conveyancing solicitor carry out when carrying out the conveyancing for a Glan Conwy house?
The customary conveyancing protocol will be to get Local Authority (council), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW) and Environmental, and possibly specific local Glan Conwy searches, like a Commons Registration Search.
Should we employ the conveyancing solicitor referred by our agent?
If you instruct a conveyancing solicitor through this route, you the agent is able to use their influence to reduce delays in the conveyancing process, however, such referrals must be compared with other local solicitors, or better-value firms found online, as some agents choose the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not the law firm with the best reputation.
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.