When should I book a removals firm?
It’s very tempting to get wrapped in the excitement of moving home and wanting to get everything sorted out and in the diary. But, if you book a removals firm too early, prior to the exchange of contracts (when the date and time of completion is legally set), you risk the possibility that the date might change, thereby having to pay a fee to the removals firm to change the plans.
There is nothing stopping you in contacting a selection of firms to get a quote for removal and to negotiate the possibility of pencilling a date in but ensure you obtain agreement that this is subject to change and confirmation.
Is a chancel repair liability search a fee or disbursement?
A good quote will clearly list all fees and disbursements. This charge is a disbursement not a fee, meaning the solicitor passes on the charge at cost.
Is the buyer or seller responsible for the searches?>
It is you, as the buyer, who is responsible for checking that all is well with the property you are buying. This is why your conveyancing solicitor will order a set of standard searches (Local Authority, Water and Drainage, Environmental, and Chancel Repair – these are also the searches requited by your mortgage lender), plus additional searches dependent on the property, recommendations from the surveyor in the survey report, and the location and history of the area.
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UCB Home Loans will be our lender, what do I need to consider?
Recently, a number of lenders have reduced their 'solicitor panel'. This can mean increased legal costs for house purchasers. Homeward Legal, however, can act for many CML-approved lenders.
How do we stop getting gazumped?
The custom of choosing to reject a previously accepted offer on a home once another buyer makes a bigger offer is known as gazumping. There is almost always a risk of gazumping. Instructing your property solicitor early should help to mitigate this risk.
I have to choose really fast solicitors in Green Street Green - is that your firm?
Our panel of solicitors by default have a efficient style to concluding the conveyancing process to meet the sellers requirements. With Homeward Legal, solicitors try to communicate through the whole of the home buyer and seller chain and have invested in the latest practice management software and information technology systems to exchange on your home move in minimum time.