What average time should it take our assigned property lawyer to carry out all of the legal formalities on a flat in a home in Grove Park?
The conveyancing process can take anywhere from 1 month to 12 weeks, which can be affected by a number of things, like the efficiency of the seller's conveyancer, or absent parties.
Should I organize a private purchase of items on the Fixtures and Fittings form?
This would be very unwise as the Fixtures and Fittings Form (TA10) forms part of the contract, and it lists all the items that the seller is planning to leave at the property with an agreed price for anything they want money for.
To try to organise a private sale outside of this clear and controlled process may result in difficulties later on in the process, which is precisely why this form is in place. If you want something to remain that’s not listed on the Fixtures and Fittings Form, raise a query through your solicitor so that negotiations may be formally carried out.
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How long does it take to move house?
Those new to buying property are often surprised by how long the process can take from start to finish. There are several factors that come into play when determining how long your transaction will take from having your offer accepted to moving into your new home: The number of people involved in the chain (the shorter it is, the easier to manage and therefore shorter in duration potentially), problems with one or more buyers in the chain getting a mortgage offer, communication, management and many others.
The greatest time that needs to be set aside is for the conveyancing, which is the complex legal process of transferring ownership of the property from seller to buyer, replicated along the entire chain. Typically, the conveyancing can take an average of between eight and twelve weeks to complete, so, in reality, you should be thinking in terms of months.
However, if you appoint a results-focused and proactive solicitor, who will do everything possible to reduce the length of time, including talking to everyone involved in the chain, pushing for swift return of forms and documentation, and using modern technology to drive the process forward, you will stand a better chance of the conveyancing being a lot shorter. And the earlier you appoint them, the quicker they can get started on your transaction.
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Where do I determine more information on the upkeep of the conservation areas in Grove Park and Grove Park?
Conservation are issues like building materials, removal of existing windows or excessive road signs etc. are administered by the local Lewisham planning authority. Following a campaign, English Heritage have created information in relation to the state of repair of conservation areas in Grove Park and across England along with the trend of the area.
What is the council tax on a period terraced home in Grove Park?
In most cases a report on title should cover the appropriate Lewisham council tax band. The latest council tax rates for Grove Park are tabled on the Lewisham local authority website. At the time of writing (13 November 2012) band rates are:
- Band A - £899.00
- Band B - £1,049.00
- Band C - £1,199.00
- Band D - £1,349.00
- Band E - £1,649.00
- Band F - £1,948.00
- Band G - £2,248.00
- Band H - £2,698.00
We have taken out a conveyancing quote from you. Could we be charged any extra fees?
No. Homeward Legal will not charge any hidden extra charges regardless of circumstances. Some websites offer unrealistically low 'quotes' which are in fact estimates, meaning that you could pay much more when you complete.