If I’m renting out rooms in my house, do I need to appoint a solicitor?
No, you don’t, because there is no legal imperative for you to do so. However, it’s not as straightforward as simply leasing out a room to a renter because there are certain provisions that must be met in order to protect you as the renter and the person renting the room.
This depends on the room and where it is in the property, state of the plumbing, insurance, and a number of other factors. You’ll also need to draw up a tenancy agreement to ensure demarcation and rights for both parties. While you won’t necessarily need a solicitor involved, it’s worth contacting a letting agency who will have the experience and knowledge to ensure you have everything in place. Be aware that any advice you seek from professionals may come with a fee, so it would be worth shopping around first.
For fast conveyancing on the purchase of a £313k property, how could we speed up the conveyancing process?
As is often reported, instructing a communicative conveyancing solicitor is crucial to a fast conveyancing transaction. Beyond that, there are a range of things you as the purchaser can also do, including, organising your finances, including arranging a mortgage, quickly answering your conveyancing solicitor's questions (by email if possible) and keeping in regular contact with the conveyancing solicitor.
Should I organize a private purchase of items on the Fixtures and Fittings form?
This would be very unwise as the Fixtures and Fittings Form (TA10) forms part of the contract, and it lists all the items that the seller is planning to leave at the property with an agreed price for anything they want money for.
To try to organise a private sale outside of this clear and controlled process may result in difficulties later on in the process, which is precisely why this form is in place. If you want something to remain that’s not listed on the Fixtures and Fittings Form, raise a query through your solicitor so that negotiations may be formally carried out.
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What will the Nailsworth conveyancing solicitor recommend if the maisonette we hope to purchase is in a Stroud council conservation area which has unsuitable removal of chimney stacks installed?
The local authority search (LLC1 - Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search) conducted by a property lawyer during the conveyancing process should check if the property is inside a designated conservation area and evidence of the appropriate permissions for alterations will be requested.
How do I determine whether the Nailsworth conservation area I am buying in is neglected?
English Heritage maintain records in relation to the state of conservation areas along with the trend. Local conservation areas are nominated by Stroud who preside over the state of the area including things like rundown streets, dormer windows and the upkeep of public spaces.
Which local authority is responsible for Nailsworth?
Nailsworth is located in Stroud District Council, Ebley Mill, Westward Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 4UB, contact: 01453 766 321
I am aiming to purchase a Victorian terraced house, should we have conveyancing searches undertaken?
Conveyancing searches are a set of questions ordered by the purchaser's conveyancing solicitor. They cannot be used in place of a survey and will not give information on the physical condition of the property.