Can I agree a sale price without involving an estate agent or solicitor?
This depends on whether you have signed up with an estate agent and what agreement is already in place. While it might seem unfair if you’ve found a buyer outside of the estate agency process and you’re expected to still pay the agent their fees on sale, you should be very careful about stepping outside the agreed terms and conditions since this is legally binding and you may face penalties as a result. Therefore, if you want to follow this course, it’s worth checking the details with a solicitor to ensure you’re following the letter of the law.
If you’re not with an agent, you can publicise your house details with a number of publications and online sites (some are free, others require a fee), but you’ll need to do all the legwork and administration. For a legal standpoint, you don’t need to appoint a solicitor to perform the conveyancing, but it would be an unwise option to pursue as you will probably have neither the training or experience in some its complexities, and you won’t have the protective indemnity insurance in the event of a problem arising with your work.
Are your property lawyers geared up for move quickly on the conveyancing of auction properties in Kidsgrove?
Indeed we are familiar with local and national auctions and do frequently handle the legal work for auction buyers and sellers. Our auction team solicitors have previously acted for countless successful bidders at regional residential property auctions like Acuitus, Allsop (Commercial), Allsop (Residential), Auction House London, Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Brendons Auctioneers, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers Norris.
Smart purchasers tend to choose a SRA regulated conveyancing company as quickly as possible to allow for a thorough investigation. prior to the auction.
Thereafter, following the actual auction your experienced conveyancing solicitor will be geared up to swiftly concluding all of the legal work in the reduced time frame as required .
If we are buying in Kidsgrove, do you need to get a chancel search?
Where land in Kidsgrove was once owned by a lay-rector, new owners of that property may be obliged to contribute towards repairs to church property in the locality. Some names or words such as 'abbeylands' give an indication of a property's history, and thus whether chancel liability may apply. Ecclesiastical properties in Kidsgrove where a chancel search may be appropriate include S.Thomas.
What does the Kidsgrove property solicitor recommend if the home we am buying is inside the boundary of a conservation are in Newcastle-under-Lyme council which has ill-suited window frames added?
Newcastle-under-Lyme local authority LLC1 searches carried out by the solicitor during the conveyancing process will ascertain whether the property is inside a designated conservation area and any evidence of consent for modifications will be required.
In 2 months we are hoping to be finally moving from our terraced building in Kidsgrove to a flat in Hednesford . What is the best point to appoint a removals firm?
The ideal approach is for home movers to avoid booking a removal van until such time as both sides have settled an absolute date that customarily occurs once final contracts are signed.
For a local Staffordshire firm Store Safe Self Storage Centres, Talke Retail Park Pit Lane, Talke Pits, Stoke On Trent, ST7 1UH Phone: 01782 365227 or Advance Removals, 121 High St, Harriseahead, Stoke On Trent, ST7 4JU Tel: 01782 513091.
The survey revealed that no planning consent was obtained for an extension: What are the issues I’ll face?
The chartered surveyor inspecting the property will check any extensions or works that have occurred and highlight any concerns for the attention of your conveyancing solicitor, who will make enquiries with the local authority to establish whether the consents and building regulations are in place.
If the building regulations agreement is not in place, the vendor is not legally allowed to sell the property until they are, since the title deeds cannot be transferred to your ownership. If building requiring planning consent is present at the property but without proof of consent approval, the local authority might be willing to accept a retrospective approval, although this could take a long time, and, even then, they may instruct you, as the new owner, to return the building to its former state, which could be very costly.
Your solicitor will be able to advise you on the most appropriate course of action to take, including whether the retrospective planning or the reversal of building works can be renegotiated from the agreed sale price.