When in the process do you need to get a solicitor to handle our sale?
If you use a firm offering a 'no move, no fee' guarantee, the sooner you instruct a firm, the better. The legal work can then begin straight away. Prompt instruction of a firm for a purchase allows you can shave days off the process by having the details of your instructed solicitor ready when you make an offer, or, if you are selling a property, paperwork can be prepared, even before a buyer is found.
Should I change the locks after I move in?
It would be a wise move to replace the locks upon moving into your new home, for peace of mind if nothing else. Although you may have received a number of copies of the keys, you may not know accurately whether that bunch constitutes every copy.
Although changing the locks will be an extra cost, you may find that buildings insurance may look on the move favourably, too.
Need guidance on what to expect from the conveyancing and legal work associated with your planned move? Call our team at Homeward Legal on 0800 038 6699 and they'll get you set up today.
Which local authority looks after Hanham?
Hanham is located in Bristol City Council, The Council House, College Green, BS1 5TR, Call: 0117 922 3000
For our lender, we have chosen Scottish Building Society - what do we need to know?
Some lenders are now reducing the size of their 'solicitor panel'. For home buyers, this can result in significantly increased legal costs. Homeward Legal are able to act on behalf of most lenders in the UK.
Having heard about the extensive flooding in Sept 2012 in South West England I am questioning if flood searches might not be sufficient?
A good property lawyer in Hanham will consider get additional flood searches if the first searches establishes a Hanham flood risk area
Sometimes home buyers to also get in touch with a local resident for some further local history.
In what ways can my Hanham property lawyer advise on the risk of possible flooding in the Hanham region?
An integral step in the legal process of buying a property involves your lawyer making an application for environmental searches that offer information on the Hanham flood risk area.