By Frances Traynor
19th October 2017
"Teamwork is essential for an less stressful property transaction."
Buying a new house? Selling your flat? Then you should instruct a conveyancing solicitor to complete the legal side of things on your behalf.
The property lawyers on Homeward Legal's panel have years of conveyancing experience in Mansfield and across Nottinghamshire. Our speed-driven, efficient approach means we often complete the transaction in the shortest possible time.
Solicitors who handle all the conveyancing work for your house move for a fixed price.
If for any reason your Nottinghamshire move does not complete you will not be charged any property legal fees for buying and selling a house.
Using local expertise, our solicitors will guide you through every aspect of the conveyancing process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
By road: Mansfield is served by the M1, A60 and A617. By rail: The nearest train station is Mansfield. By air: The closest airports to Mansfield are East Midlands Airport (27 miles), and Doncaster Sheffield Airport (31 miles).
Hospital: King’s Mill, Mansfield Road, Sutton-in-Ashfield, NG17 4JL. Council: Mansfield District Council (www.mansfield.gov.uk).
Attractions: Sherwood Forest, King’s Mill Viaduct, Heights of Abraham, Newstead Abbey, Stainsby Mill, and Creswell Crags.Q.
No. Homeward Legal will never charge any additional fees; with us, what you see in our quote is what you get. Some other firms only provide estimates disguised as quotes, allowing them to claim the offer of the ‘cheapest conveyancing quotes’. Unfortunately, the bill you receive on completion can be much greater than you had budgeted for. Try our quote calculator, or call our team of conveyancing experts on 0800 038 6699 to obtain your fixed-fee quote backed up with our ‘No Move, No Fee’ guarantee.Q.
Effort is made on a local and national level to find and clean up topsoil contamination. Various bodies hold data on land-contaminants affecting Mansfield, including local and county authorities. Your conveyancing solicitor will order environmental searches that will reveal the level of contamination of the topsoil, which will then be detailed in the report on title.Q.
If you are so inclined to attempt your own legal work, you can look after the majority, if not all, of the conveyancing without instructing a dedicated conveyancer. Naturally legal practices, such as Homeward Legal, would argue that this choice is a dangerous approach because have-a-go conveyancers are not covered by the acceptable indemnity insurance that all solicitors firms are required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority to carry.Q.
Instructing an experienced solicitor is absolutely key to ensuring faster conveyancing. When looking for a suitable solicitor, you should ask yourself the following questions:
At Homeward Legal, we have solicitors who are trained to communicate efficiently along the entire property chain, using email and phone. We have also invested in cutting-edge case-management systems, which are integrated with various important authorities for a speedier conveyancing experience. Give our experts a call on 0800 038 6699 for your fixed-fee quote.Q.
The solicitor will conduct a number of conveyancing searches, including an environmental one, which incorporates Mansfield and county-level flood-risk data. An inexpensive, in-depth, dedicated flood-risk search (e.g. Landmark) might be recommended by your Mansfield property solicitor, if the initial searches suggest a potential flood-risk to the Edwardian flat.Q.
The length of time taken to transact a residence is not easily predictable, because it is influenced by a handful of complex factors (e.g. delays in sorting out a mortgage or something contentious arising in the searches or building survey). The process can be quite swift (as little as three weeks) or drawn out (as much as three months). Homeward Legal ensure a sale, purchase or transfer of equity is handled as fast as possible, without compromising
on service, aiming to complete within a six-week timeframe. Give us a call on 0800 038 6699 to discuss your needs further.Q.
The Homeward Legal group regularly works with the majority of lenders who provide finance to home-purchasers in Mansfield. Mansfield lenders and mortgage specialists include:
The lawyer whom you have instructed should be able to confirm additional costs or hurdles associated with your chosen lender.Q.
In the excitement of moving house, it is tempting to line up all the companies involved in the process, including a removals firm. However, Homeward Legal usually advise that buyers and sellers put off booking a removals company until the point of exchange of contracts. This is when a firm move-date will have been formally agreed. For more information try:
No. Homeward Legal will never charge any additional fees. Some firms only provide estimates disguised as quotes. The bill you receive on completion can be much greater.Q.
If you are so inclined attempt this you can look after the majority of the if not all of the conveyancing without instructing a dedicated conveyancer in Mansfield .
Naturally legal practices would argue that this choice is a dangerous approach as have a go conveyancers are not covered by acceptable insurance cover which all solicitors firms are required by the SRA to carry.Q.
Mansfield disadvantaged areas are identified by local government ward, and applicable areas currently include Titchfield, Northfield, Sherwood, Broomhill, Birklands, Cumberlands, Ladybrook, Meden, Oak Tree, Pleasleyhill and Ravensdale. Update: As of the 2013/14 tax year, stamp duty relief for disadvantaged areas is no longer available.Q.
House purchasers in Mansfield will often be frustrated with the lack of formality over which fixtures and fittings should be included. Completion or agreement of a fixtures and fittings form is unfortunately often left to the last minute, when a dispute may jeopordise the transaction.Q.
Standard legal protocol will be to get these searches - Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW), Environmental and Gypsum and perhaps less common searches, which might include Subsidence.Q.
Flood risk searches carried out by the Mansfield property solicitor should include the far more informative search (Landmark) if it is felt necessary.
If you are still nervous it may be worth trying to get in touch with a neighbour or nearby Nottinghamshire flood repair expert, e.g. P & R Building Solutions, 18 Crosby Cl, Forest Town, Mansfield, NG19 0PW Tel: 01246 705293.Q.
Repair costs resulting from chancel liability can total hundreds of thousands of pounds. Indemnity policies can be arranged if chancel liability is likely to be enforced. A solicitor will be able to advise further. Church lands in the area include Oak Tree Lane, St Augustine, St John's and St Lawrence.