Should I change the locks after I move in?
It would be a wise move to replace the locks upon moving into your new home, for peace of mind if nothing else. Although you may have received a number of copies of the keys, you may not know accurately whether that bunch constitutes every copy.
Although changing the locks will be an extra cost, you may find that buildings insurance may look on the move favourably, too.
Need guidance on what to expect from the conveyancing and legal work associated with your planned move? Call our team at Homeward Legal on 0800 038 6699 and they'll get you set up today.
What is gazumping?
Gazumping arises when an offer is accepted but then rejected by the home owner, choosing instead a higher offer. 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.
We have an urgent need for fast Kensington solicitors, is that you guys?
Our firm adopt a very speed focused style to concluding the transfer of title to meet the home sellers needs.
We have implemented the latest legal software . We always allocate home movers a SRA solicitor qualified to communicate with the complete property chain such as other sellers agents, for a fast exchange.
Will a Kensington conveyancing solicitor apply for any property on the London Fifties semi-detached house I am intending to buy?
If buying and getting a mortgage the mortgage lender requires you to at least a specified set of searches, including these searches - Local Authority (council), Drainage Search (Con29DW or personal) and Environmental, and possibly unique particular such as Contaminated Land.
We plan to buy a converted chapel in the parish of Ball's Pond. Will a chancel search be necessary?
The solicitor could recommend a chancel search, whichever parish in which the residence being purchased is located. In Kensington's much older areas, chancel repair has the potential to be imposed on current owners of a residence where parish councils have not imposed the same liability on the last owners, so indemnity insurance may be advisable even if liability is unlikely.
When should you get a conveyancer in Kensington?
In the vast majority of cases, the faster you instruct the better. Instructing a conveyancing solicitor to handle your Kensington conveyancing early can reduce any chance of the sale or purchase falling though.