How do you work out stamp duty rates, what should we budget for a £152000 property?
SDLT is dependent on a small range of considerations, including the purchase price. On a £152000 property, stamp duty will be £1520.*
*Accurate as of 17/02/2013
At what point is it appropriate to get a solicitor to handle our transaction?
The short answer is, earlier is preferable, as the legal work can start straight away. Promptly instructing a firm for your Moston transaction can limit the risk of the transaction falling through.
An un-planned event dictate that we would prefer to get going and exchange contracts on the sale of our jointly owned home inside a month, do you any property auction specialist very fast Moston solicitors ?
We maintain that our proactive CQS solicitors typically assume a very active method to completing the necessary legal work
Our carefully selected solicitors approach is different as we have invested in state of the art workflow systems .
Critically we provide you with a conveyancing property lawyer incentivised to communicate by phone and email from the start to the end of the buyer and seller chain .
We are on a deadline and need organise a fast purchase, what can we do to accelerate the process?
Finding a communicative solicitor is the key to a fast transaction. When selecting a solicitor, : How soon will they order searches? Did you experience any delays when requesting a quote? What methods of communication do they use? Posting documents can adds days of waiting to a purchase.
What can be done about trees with TPOs if they are cutting out the light into the house?
Tree Preservation Orders (or TPOs) are legal protections for individual trees, which means you are prohibited from pruning, cutting or removing the plant without the formal consent of the local authority. There are certain caveats such as whether it is causing an immediate danger to life, but the local authority will still need to be informed.
As a homeowner, you have a number of rights, including Right to Light: that is, you should expect natural daylight to enter your property through windows without being blocked (again there may be caveats which will be unearthed in the conveyancing). If a tree with a TPO has grown so much that it is blocking out light, you can apply to the local authority for permission to prune the tree sufficiently to return your Right to Light. It becomes more complex if the tree in question is on a neighbour’s property, and you should discuss any resulting costs with them.
Homeward Legal's solicitors have years of experience in dealing with all sorts of legal issues including TPOs, providing you with practical guidance and help. We are best placed to help you with your move, so call our team on 0800 038 6699 today.
I plan to purchase a medieval barn conversion in the parish of Moston. Is a chancel search needed?
The conveyancing solicitor may suggest a chancel search. Through some Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) have decided to charge chancel repairs on the current owners of affected property, a solicitor cannot state with certainty that a parish where dues have not recently been paid will not continue to be so, so indemnity insurance may be advisable even if liability is unlikely.
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.