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Conveyancing in Hornsea Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/04/17

Commuting to Hornsea? ;

Arram station is almost 10 miles from Hornsea and Kirmington, Humberside International Airport is 24 miles from Hornsea.

Hornsea, Cottage is a nearby hospital to Hornsea.

Q.

What do you charge for the legal fees on a £331k house? We need to find a fixed rate conveyancing quote.

A.

This issue catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many solicitors advertise supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing', but extra fees will be included in small print.

Q.

We are intending to move from our semi detached house in Hornsea to our next property in Hessle , at what stage to select a removal company?

A.

Your solicitor would tend to advise that you put off booking a removals company until after exchange of contracts because in all probability an actual date will not have been decided. Try Kidd T & Son Ltd, International House/Cliff Rd, Hornsea, HU18 1JB Tel: 01964 537000 or Kidds Services, International House/Kidd Park/Cliff Rd, Hornsea, HU18 1JB Call: 0800 252220.

Q.

I am buying a home in Fraisthorpe. Will a chancel search be important?

A.

Your solicitor instructed to handle the transaction could recommend a chancel search. Although some church councils have decided to charge chancel repairs on the owners of affected property, a solicitor cannot state with certainty that a parish in which lay rectors have not been expected to pay chancel repair dues recently will not automatically be the case for future owners. It is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.

Q.

How can we protect ourselves from being gazumped?

A.

This describes when a seller approves a buyer's offer, only to refuse it in favour of a higher offer. Gazumping could occur even months into a transaction. Though gazumping is uncommon when property prices are falling, there is still a risk. The first step in reducing the chance that gazumping will effect you is to instruct a law firm early.

Q.

We need to complete this property purchase as soon as possible, can we aim for fast conveyancing?

A.

Finding a communicative solicitor is key buying faster. There are, in addition, a number of things you, as the buyer, could do to accelerate the process. These include:

  • quickly answering your solicitor's questions (by email if possible)
  • arranging your mortgage offer
  • asking for property searches to be ordered immediately

Q.

How early should I arrange a conveyancing solicitor to handle our transaction?

A.

In simple terms, as soon as possible. Promptly instructing a firm for your Hornsea transaction for a purchase means that you will the details of your Hornsea solicitor ready when you make an offer, or, if you are selling a property, documents can be prepared earlier, considerably accelerating the whole process.

Q.

Should I get a property survey?

A.

It is highly recommended that Hornsea property purchasers book a surveyor to perform a survey. Buyers should be aware that there are a range of defects that can affect a property. These include cracked roof tiles and cavity wall tie failure. These will not be reported on by a solicitor.

Q.

Our agent has put forward the lawyer. Is it a good idea to instruct this solicitor?

A.

It is common for agents in Moseley to recommend a conveyancing solicitor. These referrals should be considered carefully, as it may be the case that the agent recommends the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the most appropriate choice.

 
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