What should I do about the transfer of ownership of the utility billing?
It is the responsibility of the former owners to inform the utilities firms (gas, electricity, water, etc.) that they are moving.
You should give your current suppliers at least 48 hours’ notice that you’re moving home and, when you leave your old property, you should take all the necessary readings and send them to your old supplier(s) along with your forwarding address, so that they can send you a final bill and sort out any credit you might be owed.
You should give your new utility suppliers at least 48 hours giving your personal details for the new property. When you move into your new property, you should take all the readings again and send them to the new suppliers so that they have a record of where to start the bills running.
We are buying on a Holmes Chapel brownfield land. Can the top-soil still be contaminated?
Even where some contamination has occurred in Holmes Chapel, risk levels are usually low. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Holmes Chapel, including local authorities.
Which property searches should the conveyancing solicitor in Holmes Chapel apply for when instructed on a Holmes Chapel house?
The common legal procedure is to get Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal), Environmental and Cheshire Brine Search (Coal Authority) and occasionally area-specific searches for example Contaminated Land.
As a consequence of the extensive flooding in Sept 2012 in North West England I am asking whether property conveyancing searches won't be sufficient?
Flood risk searches carried out by a Holmes Chapel conveyancer should also include a more thorough search (Landmark) if the risk warrants it.
If you are still concerned why not try to contact a local resident.
Would you confirm taking precautions to hold off paying for stamp duty to HM Revenue?
SDLT is generally payable on property over £125,000. Stamp duty mitigation scheme is not recommended. These schemes are expensive and can be very unlikely to succeed.
Should I list my property with more than one estate agent?
The choice is entirely up to you and your specific circumstances. Going with a sole agent is probably the cheapest option (although the reach to buyers is dependent on how many clients are on their books), while multiple agents will be more expensive (but will reach a broader client base).
If you’re looking for a quick sale or the market is rather sluggish, it makes sense to put your property on with a number of agents. If the market is buoyant, it makes more sense to place the property with a sole agent.
Whichever you choose, you should always check the terms and conditions so that you know what service you’re getting for your money and how much it will cost you once the home is sold. You should also understand if there are penalties should you decide to place the property with more or fewer agents later on during the agreement period.
We are buying a 1940s flat in a designated conservation area in Holmes Chapel, how do we find data in relation to the state of upkeep?
English Heritage have created a detailed list on the state of repair of conservation areas in addition to the vulnerability of the area. Conservation areas in Holmes Chapel are created by the local authority (Cheshire West and Chester) who manage conservation area concerns from trees to neon signs.
I would prefer to complete on the sale of my property inside 2 months, are you really fast solicitors in Holmes Chapel ?
Our home moving lawyers take a thoroughly proactive modus operandi to completing the legal process for home movers to meet the home sellers needs.
We have implemented leading edge technology and practice management systems . We always look after you with home movers a regulated solicitor qualified to communicate by phone and email with everyone in the buyer and seller chain including councils , to accomplish a fast home move.