Conveyancing In Knaphill Q & A's
As a result of the fact that 4 of the top 5 wettest years recorded were in last 12 years we are worried that conveyancing and environmental searches might not be detailed enough?
A solicitor in Knaphill will advise you to also get informative environmental searches if the first conveyancing searches determine a Knaphill flood risk area data
You may be able to get in touch with a future neighbour for that extra comfort.
Do your solicitors get involved in the legal conveyancing of residential property auction properties in Knaphill?
Yes - We are able to act for sellers at auction. Conventionally more complicated to convey buildings are bought at auction which tend to need more investigation. We therefore advise that auction buyers formally instruct a good lawyer in advance of the auction for a full review of the sellers legal pack.
Thereafter, following the day of bidding your dedicated conveyancing solicitor is geared up to concluding the conveyancing within the usual 28 days as typically required .
Is it hard to sell a property located in a conservation area?
A conservation area is designated and managed by the local authority to ensure the unique nature of the location is maintained by placing restrictions on changes to the buildings, street furniture and green spaces to protect the architectural or historical interest of everything within the conservation area boundary.
Because of this resistance to change, this usually means homes in conservation areas are more attractive to buyers, and, as such, there may be a premium to pay over properties outside such areas. Because of the attraction of such property, they will usually sell well and quickly. However, there will need to be greater checks by the buyer’s solicitor to verify that your property conforms to the conservation area restrictions, which may add extra time to the duration of the conveyancing.
Homeward Legal's solicitors have a great deal of experience working with sales and purchases in conservation areas, so why not give our team a quick call on 0800 038 6699 right now to find out what we can do to help your plans?
Should I list my property with more than one estate agent?
The choice is entirely up to you and your specific circumstances. Going with a sole agent is probably the cheapest option (although the reach to buyers is dependent on how many clients are on their books), while multiple agents will be more expensive (but will reach a broader client base).
If you’re looking for a quick sale or the market is rather sluggish, it makes sense to put your property on with a number of agents. If the market is buoyant, it makes more sense to place the property with a sole agent.
Whichever you choose, you should always check the terms and conditions so that you know what service you’re getting for your money and how much it will cost you once the home is sold. You should also understand if there are penalties should you decide to place the property with more or fewer agents later on during the agreement period.
If we are intending to buy near Knaphill, in the parish of Nutfield, do we need a chancel search?
Your property solicitor is likely to recommend a chancel search, irrespective of the parish where the home being bought is located. Through some parish councils have determined to charge chancel repairs on the current owners of lay rectorships, a solicitor cannot state with certainty that a parish where repair costs have not been paid before will remain liability-free for new owners. Even if liability is unlikely, indemnity insurance is a sensible precaution.