What do I provide to the solicitor on my house sale?
The list of documents required is quite simple, but will be required at different stages of the process (but ideally any forms should be completed and returned on the day of receipt and preferably delivered by hand or email).
- Proof of id
- Title deeds (if you have them; they might be lodged with the solicitor who handled the purchase of the property you are selling, or the mortgage company)
- Fixtures and Fittings Form (TA10)
- Property Information Form (TA6) – information on boundaries, disputes and complaints with neighbours, notices and proposals, alterations and planning consents, building regulations, electricity and gas certificates, guarantees and warranties, insurance, environmental matters affecting the property, rights and informal arrangements, parking, other charges, services, connection to utilities and services, and transaction information
- Copies of documents referenced in the PIF
- Leasehold or shared freehold documents
- Management Information Pack
- Energy Performance Certificate
Providing all this documentation as quickly as possible, as well as responding to arising questions throughout the conveyancing within a couple of hours will help to speed the conclusion of your transaction up considerably.
I have taken out a quote from you. May there be any additional costs?
It is unfortunate that buyers must be on their guard for considerable extra costs hidden in small print. Homeward Legal's solicitors will not charge any additional fees. You Howden conveyancing quote is an honest and accurate price the legal costs for your move.
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?
We are purchasing a £99000 Howden home. How is stamp duty rates calculated?
The Stamp Duty which will be owed depends on the purchase price of the house or flat. For a residential property in Howden bought for £99000, SDLT is £0.
We are buying a chapel in the parish of Normanton. Will a chancel search be necessary?
Your conveyancing solicitor is likely to recommend that a chancel search be ordered, regardless of the parish where the property being bought is found. In Howden's much older areas, chancel repair dues can be collected on owners of a property where church councils have not imposed the same liability on the last owners. For property in the parish of Normanton, it is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.