Do I need a building survey?
We firmly suggest that all purchasers in Great Sankey order a RICS survey. There are many problems that will impact a property, including roof spread. Such issues will not be considered during the conveyancing work itself.
Is there a checklist for buyers or sellers helping to decide what’s most important?
The process of buying and selling is a complex one, so it’s helpful for your research to have checklists to ensure nothing is forgotten. There are several online resources with checklists for individual aspects of the moving process, including what to consider as a first-time buyer, help to buy schemes, removals, speeding up conveyancing and so on.
When it comes to deciding what you want for your new home to help you narrow down the choice of locations and types of property available, this is largely down to personal choice, so a standardised checklist might limit your requirements. You can talk to an estate agent about what you want as they will have the experience to narrow down your options. However, you need to consider the size of the property (number of rooms, bathroom facilities, bedrooms, etc.), size of garden, proximity to public transport links, noise, entertainment options (e.g. cinema, pub, eateries, etc.), access to off-road parking, schools, speed of broadband, and so on. Consider making a list of what the property must have and an associated wish list so that likely compromises can be made.
Should I accept an offer on my home if I haven’t found one to buy?
From your prospective buyer’s standpoint, they are not going to want to wait around for you to find somewhere to move to necessarily, meaning that they might drop out of the process to look for a property that is more readily available. However, you might want to have the discussion with your estate agent as to the best way to manage this as part of the process of putting your house on the market.
It’s not always going to be easy for everyone in the chain to have everything lined up from mortgage offers, sale price agreements, solicitors, surveys and so on. Therefore, you can be honest and tell your prospective buyer that, while you’re accepting the price, you haven’t completed your part in the chain; if they are unhappy with this, your other option is to consider a short-term rental or moving in with friends temporarily to protect the sale.
With our experienced solicitors at low, fixed-fee quotes with 'No Completion, No Fee' protection, Homeward Legal is in the best position to look after your conveyancing. Call us now on 0800 038 6699 to get started.
Will it be necessary to get a chancel search if I plan to buy in the parish of Mottram in Longendale, near Great Sankey?
The conveyancing lawyer could recommend a chancel search. Through some church councils have opted to impose chancel repairs on the current owners, a solicitor cannot state with certainty that a parish where chancel repair fees have not been paid previously will remain liability-free for new owners.
If I’m putting my furniture and other things in storage, will the process take longer?
There shouldn’t be any reason why your move would take longer than a standard removal if you are pitting your belongings into storage. In fact, in some instances, it might be beneficial for the chain and your completion on the sale, since you are likely to incur fewer delays in the process because you can put your furniture and other things in storage before the event.
Whatever your plans, it’s worth mentioning them to your conveyancing solicitor so that they know the logistics on the day of completion, and may even be able to provide advice and pointers on what to consider before the day to ensure things move more smoothly.
I am purchasing a £523k, how is stamp duty worked out?
Stamp Duty Land Tax is dependent on the valuation. For a Great Sankey property worth £523k, stamp duty is £20920.
Please explain why conveyancing for a purchase requires weeks?
Conveyancing in Great Sankey will sometimes be exposed to significant delays for a variety of reasons. Some causes are out of a lawyer's control, Homeward Legal, however, know the needless stress these can cause and do our best to minimise the cost of these delays by pushing all parties involved. Common delays include slow third parties such as landlords or managing agents.
For a fast conveyancing transaction to buy a £888,000 house, what can we do to speed up the process?
Key to fast conveyancing is to instruct a proactive lawyer. When selecting a lawyer, you should ask yourself the following: Do they offer 'instant' online quotes? Are phone, fax and email their preferred methods of contact Do they offer 'no move, no fee' protection? This can incentivise a faster transaction.