Will we need a property survey for this Levenshulme home purchase?
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors advise that property purchasers arrange a home surveyor to undertake a survey when purchasing in Levenshulme. There are a wide range of concerns which can affect a property, including cavity wall tie failure.
Please suggest how to bypass paying stamp duty?
Stamp duty reduction must be treated with caution by purchasers in Levenshulme, because these schemes are expensive and can be very unlikely to succeed.
Could manganese (Mn) contaminate land in Levenshulme?
Metal contamination may have occurred throughout Levenshulme, 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 groundwater contaminants like bleach and insecticides.
Which issues are important to ensure a fast conveyancing process?
Contacting a proactive property lawyer is the key to buying faster. There are, however, several tasks you can also do to speed up the process. These include:
- promptly completing and return any forms
- clarifying your mortgage lender's requirements
- contacting your property lawyer regularly
What do I do if new and severe damage is found after moving in?
You should reasonably expect the home into which you’re moving to be cleared, clean and without additional damage. Of course, things can happen as removals can chip plaster, scratch or tear wallpaper, etc., but if there is significant damage that was not present before, it would be advisable to talk to your solicitor to see if there is any recourse for you on your seller.
You may also like to think about writing a clause into the contract that money will only be released after a cursory inspection of the premises to confirm that you are happy. This needs to be agreed with the seller’s solicitor, but the expectation is already raised. Beware that, in the chaos of the moving day, you can’t afford to delay things too much, so it’s a fine balance.
Which local authority is responsible for Levenshulme?
Levenshulme is located in Manchester City Council, Town Hall, Albert Square, Manchester, M60 2LA, contact: 0161 234 5000
Fixtures and fittings include what?
Commonly, fixtures are fixed items, such as alarm systems to floors, walls and ceilings, whereas fixtures can be more easily removed. Completion or agreement of a fixtures and fittings form is unfortunately often left to the last minute, when a dispute may jeopordise the transaction.
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.