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.
Would getting a home buyers survey be necessary if we are purchasing residential property?
It is strongly suggested that purchasers in Hyde order an inspection. It is a fact that there are many issues that can negatively affect a property, for example poor drainage and cracks in walls, and issues such as these are not likely to be investigated as part of the conveyancing itself.
Which local authority is responsible for Hyde?
Hyde is located in Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council, Council Offices, Wellington Road, Ashton- under- Lyne, OL6 6DL, contact: 0161 342 8355
Who do I give the appliance warranties to if they are being left at the property I’m selling?
If you are leaving what is generally termed ‘white goods’ at the property you are selling, which are still in warranty, the documentation should be given to your solicitor so that any warranties can be given to the buyer’s solicitor as part of the contract.
Note that, should you be leaving any electrical (or other) items at the property, this should be made clear on the Fixtures and Fittings Form (TA10) and agreed as early as possible between you and the buyers, particularly if you want financial recompense in so doing.
When should we instruct a solicitor to act for us?
With a 'no move, no fee' guarantee, the earlier in the process you can instruct a conveyancing solicitor, the better. Some groups recommend postponing instruction until the offer is accepted, but doing so will put you at a disadvantage compared to better prepared buyers, or if your buyer decides to pull out due to delays.
What type of local environmental checks into the risk of flooding in Greater Manchester will the Hyde lawyer actually do?
An integral step in the conveyancing procedure of purchasing a property involves the conveyancing solicitor carrying out conveyancing searches (environmental) that provide you with information with regard to Hyde area flood risk.
What is the council tax on a Sixties end of terrace property in Hyde?
Frequently the conveyancing report on title will give the relevant Tameside council tax band. Council tax charges for properties in Hyde are set out in detail online at the Tameside local authority website. As at, 14 October 2012, rates are as follows:
- Band A - £911.00
- Band B - £1,063.00
- Band C - £1,214.00
- Band D - £1,366.00
- Band E - £1,670.00
- Band F - £1,973.00
- Band G - £2,277.00
- Band H - £2,732.00
Do I need to use the solicitor suggested by the agent?
If you instruct a firm referred this way, you the agent is able to use their influence exert pressure on a solicitor to complete sooner. However, if they are paid a referral fee, some agents choose whichever firm pays the most per referral, not the law firm with the best reputation.