How much can conveyancing searches be?
With a Homeward Legal solicitor, a client in Halkyn is charged at most £249 for searches. They are disbursements, and will be charged at cost.
We are selling in Halkyn, and have had a conveyancing quote from you. May there be any hidden costs?
No. Homeward Legal will never charge any hidden extra fees for any reason. A Homeward Legal conveyancing quote is an honest and accurate price.
The home being purchased is on a brownfield site. Is the top-soil likely to be contaminated?
Though the dangers are usually minor, some extreme cases may be deemed an unsafe risk. Also considering issues such as chlorinated solvents and groundwater contamination, contaminants affecting Halkyn property will be factored into an environmental search.
My husband and I am planning to sell our jointly owned home at a Flintshire property auction, will your company provide us with fast Halkyn conveyancing solicitors ?
Our company have a highly take charge approach to fulfilling the transfer of title for customers to meet the sellers needs. Homeward Legals conveyancers will always attempt to communicate proactively through every part of the property chain (sequence of buyers and sellers) and use speed focused software systems to exchange on your move quickly.
Is it hard to sell a property located in a conservation area?
A conservation area is designated and managed by the local authority to ensure the unique nature of the location is maintained by placing restrictions on changes to the buildings, street furniture and green spaces to protect the architectural or historical interest of everything within the conservation area boundary.
Because of this resistance to change, this usually means homes in conservation areas are more attractive to buyers, and, as such, there may be a premium to pay over properties outside such areas. Because of the attraction of such property, they will usually sell well and quickly. However, there will need to be greater checks by the buyer’s solicitor to verify that your property conforms to the conservation area restrictions, which may add extra time to the duration of the conveyancing.
Homeward Legal's solicitors have a great deal of experience working with sales and purchases in conservation areas, so why not give our team a quick call on 0800 038 6699 right now to find out what we can do to help your plans?
What do I provide to the solicitor on my house sale?
The list of documents required is quite simple, but will be required at different stages of the process (but ideally any forms should be completed and returned on the day of receipt and preferably delivered by hand or email).
- Proof of id
- Title deeds (if you have them; they might be lodged with the solicitor who handled the purchase of the property you are selling, or the mortgage company)
- Fixtures and Fittings Form (TA10)
- Property Information Form (TA6) – information on boundaries, disputes and complaints with neighbours, notices and proposals, alterations and planning consents, building regulations, electricity and gas certificates, guarantees and warranties, insurance, environmental matters affecting the property, rights and informal arrangements, parking, other charges, services, connection to utilities and services, and transaction information
- Copies of documents referenced in the PIF
- Leasehold or shared freehold documents
- Management Information Pack
- Energy Performance Certificate
Providing all this documentation as quickly as possible, as well as responding to arising questions throughout the conveyancing within a couple of hours will help to speed the conclusion of your transaction up considerably.
Can I agree a sale price without involving an estate agent or solicitor?
This depends on whether you have signed up with an estate agent and what agreement is already in place. While it might seem unfair if you’ve found a buyer outside of the estate agency process and you’re expected to still pay the agent their fees on sale, you should be very careful about stepping outside the agreed terms and conditions since this is legally binding and you may face penalties as a result. Therefore, if you want to follow this course, it’s worth checking the details with a solicitor to ensure you’re following the letter of the law.
If you’re not with an agent, you can publicise your house details with a number of publications and online sites (some are free, others require a fee), but you’ll need to do all the legwork and administration. For a legal standpoint, you don’t need to appoint a solicitor to perform the conveyancing, but it would be an unwise option to pursue as you will probably have neither the training or experience in some its complexities, and you won’t have the protective indemnity insurance in the event of a problem arising with your work.
What precautions can I take to avoid paying SDLT?
Stamp duty reduction should be treated with extreme caution, because these schemes are costly and the HMRC can review a scheme up to 6 years after a sale is completed .