Is a stock transfer form fee passed on at cost?
Fees and disbursements should be identified on your quote. This cost is a fee not a disbursement, and should be included in a quote for your conveyancing.
What type of local searches in connection with the potential risk of flooding around Cumbria will my Grasmere conveyancer be able to do on a residential property we are purchasing?
Your lawyer will apply for official environmental searches that will include Grasmere area flood risk information. Furthermore the solicitor in Grasmere will typically recommend a more detailed involved local Grasmere flood risk 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.
We plan to buy a chapel in the parish of Appleby St Michael. Do we need a chancel search?
Your solicitor might recommend that a chancel search be ordered. Chancel repair can be imposed on new owners of a house where Parochial Church Councils may have spared previous owners or tenants, so indemnity insurance may be advisable even if liability is unlikely.
When in the conveyancing process is it appropriate to get a solicitor in Grasmere?
In simple terms, as soon as possible, as the legal work can start immediately. Prompt instruction of a solicitor to act for you on your Grasmere transaction for a purchase enables you will the details of your Grasmere solicitor ready when you make an offer, or, if you are selling a property, documents can be prepared earlier, considerably accelerating the whole process.