Do I need to employ a solicitor offered by our agent?
Many agents in Hollywood have arrangements with solicitors where they refer clients to them. These referrals need to be weighed up against alternatives, as an agent may select the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not the law firm with the best reputation.
At what point should you arrange a solicitor to handle our sale?
With a firm offering a 'no move, no fee' conveyancing quote, earlier is preferable. Prompt instruction of a firm for a purchase enables you will the details of your Hollywood solicitor ready when you make an offer, or, if you are selling a property, relevant information can be sourced sooner (this is particularly true for leasehold properties).
Why does the purchase conveyancing process require weeks?
Conveyancing can be held up even in ideal circumstances. The delays are on occasion unhappily beyond a lawyer's power, Homeward Legal, however, seek to minimise their cost whenever possible by using fast search providers.
If I buy a book about handling the legal side of home moving when buying and selling a flat - Would it be risky to enact the legals on our own?
There are absolutely no arguments why you should not reasonably complete the majority of the legal work without a professional Hollywood solicitor. That said, a solicitor is familiar with a long list of jobs including interpreting replies to enquiries and interpreting management accounts which need adequate training.
Is a home buyers survey a good idea if we are purchasing a property?
It is strongly recommended that all buyers in Hollywood book a home surveyor to undertake a survey. There can be many problems that can negatively affect a property, which include ground movement. These will not be reported on by a solicitor.
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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