Are the doctors/dentists/schools oversubscribed in the area I want to move to?
Although your conveyancing solicitor may have some personal knowledge of these critical factors, they are not part of the conveyancing process, so will not form part of the contract.
If aspects such as how likely you’ll get into a surgery or school are important to you, it is worth factoring this in at an early stage when you are researching the areas into which you want to move. You can also glean some facts from the estate agent representing properties where you want to move, too. You might also like to contact the surgeries or schools for further information.
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What’s the difference between exchange of contracts and completion?
When you exchange contracts, this means that you are agreeing to all the terms drawn up within the contract made between you on one side of the transaction, and the opposite party on the other side. It is from this point that you are legally obliged to go through with the transaction (unless you want to be subject to financial and/or legal penalties).
The completion of contracts is the point where you officially take over ownership of the property, receive the keys and can move in. All monies are transferred between the various parties and the conveyancing solicitor contacts the Land Registry to register the change of ownership to you.
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Which local authority looks after Guisborough?
Guisborough is located in Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council, Town Hall, Fabian Road, South Bank, North Yorkshire, TS6 9AR, phone: 01642 774 774
How long on average should I expect it to take my assigned solicitor to complete the legal work on a terraced Victorian building we are intending to purchase?
The process can take anywhere from around a month to 12 weeks contingent on any number of factors like the speed of the seller's conveyancing solicitor, or the time taken getting replies to enquiries.
Will the report on title prepared by the property solicitor in Guisborough advise on the amount of the council tax for a Band B property before completing on the purchase?
The property solicitor will consult with the relevant council to discover the latest council tax charges which should then be added to the report on title. Correct rates for homes in Guisborough are set out in detail at the local authority site.
We are buying with National Westminster Bank, what will I need to consider?
Recently, a number of lenders are now reducing their 'solicitor panel', potentially creating increased conveyancing costs for purchasers. Homeward Legal are able to act on behalf of many lenders to keep legal costs to a minimum.
I have requested a conveyancing quote from you. May we need to pay any additional costs?
No. Homeward Legal will not charge any hidden extra costs. Be aware that some solicitors only estimate conveyancing costs, which could be totally different to your final invoice.
How do you work out SDLT in Guisborough, and how much do we need to budget for a £350k property?
The Stamp Duty rate due will rely on the purchase price. It will be £10500 on a £350k house.