Conveyancing In Leatherhead Q & A's
How is Leatherhead contaminated land investigated?
Residential property would be contaminated by a wide range of natural causes and human activities, like petroleum and fuel sites. An environmental search should offer more information.
What’s the difference between exchange of contracts and completion?
When you exchange contracts, this means that you are agreeing to all the terms drawn up within the contract made between you on one side of the transaction, and the opposite party on the other side. It is from this point that you are legally obliged to go through with the transaction (unless you want to be subject to financial and/or legal penalties).
The completion of contracts is the point where you officially take over ownership of the property, receive the keys and can move in. All monies are transferred between the various parties and the conveyancing solicitor contacts the Land Registry to register the change of ownership to you.
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If I’m putting my furniture and other things in storage, will the process take longer?
There shouldn’t be any reason why your move would take longer than a standard removal if you are pitting your belongings into storage. In fact, in some instances, it might be beneficial for the chain and your completion on the sale, since you are likely to incur fewer delays in the process because you can put your furniture and other things in storage before the event.
Whatever your plans, it’s worth mentioning them to your conveyancing solicitor so that they know the logistics on the day of completion, and may even be able to provide advice and pointers on what to consider before the day to ensure things move more smoothly.
We ideally need to complete on the legal process our leasehold apartment within 4 weeks, are you especially fast Leatherhead solicitors ?
We always have a thoroughly efficient approach when carrying out the conveyancing process for home sellers.
Homeward Legals solicitors approach to conveyancing is different - we use cutting edge workflow systems . Crucially we provide you with a SRA regulated solicitors qualified to communicate from the beginning to the end of the chain .
What are Leatherhead's property searches?
Conveyancing searches are a pack of queries performed in the interest of the purchaser, for example a local authority search. They cannot be used in place of a survey.
We are buying in Leatherhead on a newly development brownfield land. What should we do regarding nickel (Ni) soil contamination?
Some metal contamination may have occurred throughout Leatherhead, but if significant harm could be caused to people or protected species by the contamination, it is likely to be labelled contaminated land. Land may also be contaminated by other sources, including perchlorate and groundwater contamination.