When should I book a removals firm?
It’s very tempting to get wrapped in the excitement of moving home and wanting to get everything sorted out and in the diary. But, if you book a removals firm too early, prior to the exchange of contracts (when the date and time of completion is legally set), you risk the possibility that the date might change, thereby having to pay a fee to the removals firm to change the plans.
There is nothing stopping you in contacting a selection of firms to get a quote for removal and to negotiate the possibility of pencilling a date in but ensure you obtain agreement that this is subject to change and confirmation.
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.
What will a Keyworth property solicitor recommend if the maisonette we are intending to buy is situated in a Rushcliffe local authority conservation area and turns out to have unsightly artificial stone cladding fitted?
Rushcliffe local authority Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search conducted by your Keyworth property lawyer during the conveyancing process will identify whether the property is within a designated conservation area and any evidence of formal approval for alterations will be required. In the absence of any the necessary permissions, your solicitor will inform you of the best alternatives, which include obtaining from Rushcliffe council or buying an indemnity insurance policy.
What factors will contaminate land in Keyworth. Are they a concern?
Residential property will be contaminated by many natural causes. Issues including overhead transmission lines will be investigated during the conveyancing process.
If we are purchasing in the parish of Lenton, do we need a chancel search?
The solicitor instructed to handle the transaction could advise a chancel search. Through some Parochial Church Councils have decided to exact chancel repairs on the current owners of affected property, there is no way to be certain that a parish where repair costs have not been paid before, that this will not continue to be so. Even if liability is unlikely, indemnity insurance is a sensible precaution.
Should I choose a solicitors firm suggested by my estate agent in Keyworth?
Estate agent referrals are a commonplace path whereby buyers get a solicitor. However, if the agent is paid a fee by the solicitor, the agent may prefer to suggest whichever firm pays the most per referral, not the most suitable for you.
What do I get for my money from an estate agent?
A good estate agent will be able to bring their local knowledge into your transaction and reduce the amount of stress you might experience as part of the whole moving experience.
Although it might seem that agents do very little for their clients, they will help you set the sale price for your home by using their knowledge of similar properties, a large part will involve marketing your home by expressing it in its best light online and through fliers, phone calls and emails, etc., they will conduct viewings with ay interested potential buyers, manage the negotiations on the offers as they come in and, by law, they will also have to take all necessary steps to ensure the buyer is serious about entering into the contract to purchase the property when an offer is made.
However good you believe your chosen estate agent to be, you should take time to read through the terms and conditions thoroughly to understand what you’re paying them and what you’re going to get for your money.
Would acquiring a home buyers survey be necessary when buying a property?
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors firmly recommend that Keyworth buyers arrange a surveyor when purchasing in Keyworth. Buyers should be aware that there are many concerns that can affect a property, for example rotten roof timbers and cracks around door frames. Such issues will not be considered during the conveyancing work itself.