I have taken out a quote from you. Could we be invoiced any extra costs?
Homeward Legal's solicitors never charge any additional charges for your conveyancing legal work. Some websites offer unrealistically low 'quotes' which are in fact estimates, meaning that you could pay much more when you complete.
We are buying on a new development brownfield site. We have been told that vanadium top-soil contamination may be an issue.
Harborne and the surrounding region has a legacy of chemical contamination. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Harborne, including local authorities.
We need to complete this leasehold property purchase as soon as possible, how do we organise a fast completion?
As is often argued, a fast transaction is the key to is to use a experienced property lawyer. When identifying an appropriate a property lawyer, : Did you experience any delays when requesting a quote? Do they use email as the preferred mode of communication? Will they work on a 'no sale, no fee' basis?
How much effort is it to sort out a house in multiple occupancy (HMO)?
A house in multiple occupancy is defined as a property where at least three tenants live forming more than one household (one person or more living together), but share kitchen and bathroom facilities.
As a landlord of an HMO, your responsibilities include ensuring proper fire safety measures are in place, gas safety checks are completed annually, the electric system is checked every five years, there are sufficient bathroom and kitchen facilities for everyone to comfortably use, communal areas are kept clean and safe to use, and waste disposal is managed effectively (provision of bins and bags).
This requires more effort than having a property to rent to one household, and you may wish to employ a solicitor to sort out the legal side of things in the first instance, and a property management company to handle the administration, disputes, etc. on a daily basis.
Homeward Legal's experienced solicitors have completed many different transactions including properties for HMOs. Why not give us a quick call now on 0800 038 6699 to get your conveyancing under way today?
How do we protect ourselves from gazumping?
Unfortunately, gazumping is widespread both in Harborne, and across Birmingham and the Black Country and takes place when a property owner accepts an offer and then dismisses it in favour of a better offer. The danger of getting gazumped exists for almost any purchase. You should instruct your property solicitor as early as possible to reduce the chance of your transaction being gazumped.