Will my assigned lawyer in Henley In Arden report back to me about the cost of the council tax for a Band F building prior to exchanging contracts?
Your solicitor will write to the Stratford-on-Avon local authority to ascertain the applicable council tax charges which should then be detailed in the conveyancer's title report.
Up-to-date rates for Henley In Arden are detailed on the Stratford-on-Avon council site. At the time of authoring (05 August 2012) rates are:
- Band A - £1,011.00
- Band B - £1,179.00
- Band C - £1,348.00
- Band D - £1,516.00
- Band E - £1,853.00
- Band F - £2,190.00
- Band G - £2,527.00
- Band H - £3,032.00
What are the benefits of an online solicitor against a high street firm?
Many commentators and bloggers have suggested that you get so much more from online conveyancers because they have access to state-of-the-art applications to manage their cases and use the latest communication technology.
However, there is nothing stopping high street conveyancing firms from adopting such technology. And they will have a wealth of experience and knowledge of the local area that they can bring to bear on your transaction.
It all comes down to what they offer and how they go about their business. You should get a selection of quotes and read through the terms and conditions in detail to understand the comparisons between what they offer and how much they are going to charge you for the service.
If you choose Homeward Legal, you not only get an experienced proactive solicitor but also access to the latest technology and local knowledge. Call us now on 0800 038 6699 to find out more.
Ecology Building Society is our lender - what will I need to be aware of?
Some lenders have limited the firms who can act for them. For purchasers, this can result in significantly increased conveyancing costs. Homeward Legal, though, are able to act for the majority of lenders, ensuring that an additional lawyer will not be required to act for your lender.
What will the Henley In Arden property lawyer do when the property we are intending to buy is located in a registered conservation area and has ugly roof antenna installed?
The conveyancing solicitor will make enquiries to identify if the property is located within a designated conservation area, and if so, whether any modifications have the necessary permission from the local planning authority.
Henley In Arden conveyancing solicitors apply for necessary searches if acting for a property buyer - which actual searches?
When taking out a mortgage the lender will expect at least specific searches, including these searches - Local Authority, Drainage Search and Environment Search and occasionally area-specific searches for example Development reports.
What kind of local environmental checks in connection with the risk and history of flooding to properties in Warwickshire will my Henley In Arden conveyancing solicitor carry out?
A crucial part of the conveyancing protocol involved in buying a home involves the conveyancing solicitor making an application for conveyancing searches that offer you certain details on the subject of Henley In Arden flood risk area data.
Is it easy to sell a house without using an estate agent?
It’s relatively straightforward to sell your own home without involving an estate agent, although you should be warned that it’s a time-consuming process (which is why agents set a certain fee to pay for their time in getting your home sold).
First you need to get a proper valuation of your home, which can be done by paying a chartered surveyor and registered valuer, or you can research the house prices in the area for similar properties to get an idea of how they are selling.
Once you are happy with the price, you can advertise the property (there are several free sites that allow you to do this). Legally, you’re required to obtain an Energy Performance Certificate for the property before putting it up for sale, so you’ll need to organize a registered energy assessor to create this for you. Then you can start arranging viewings and negotiate an agreed price with anyone who is interested.
We would recommend, however, that you sign up with an estate agent as they can do all the leg work for you. The key thing, though, is to understand their fees and rates before signing an agreement with them.
Will I need a home buyers survey for this property purchase?
It is strongly recommended that most purchasers arrange a RICS surveyor to perform a survey when purchasing in Henley In Arden. Numerous issues have a negative impact on a property, for example flat roof leaks. These will not be reported on by a solicitor.