How much will the charge for our searches come to?
The cost of conveyancing searches can vary, depending on the searches required. These searches are disbursements paid to a third party, and are charged at cost.
How do we work out stamp duty tax, how much do we need to pay on a £270000 Newbridge house?
Stamp Duty in Newbridge will depend on the purchase price. Stamp duty will be £8100 on a £270000 property.*
*This information correct as of August 2012
Should I accept an offer on my home if I haven’t found one to buy?
From your prospective buyer’s standpoint, they are not going to want to wait around for you to find somewhere to move to necessarily, meaning that they might drop out of the process to look for a property that is more readily available. However, you might want to have the discussion with your estate agent as to the best way to manage this as part of the process of putting your house on the market.
It’s not always going to be easy for everyone in the chain to have everything lined up from mortgage offers, sale price agreements, solicitors, surveys and so on. Therefore, you can be honest and tell your prospective buyer that, while you’re accepting the price, you haven’t completed your part in the chain; if they are unhappy with this, your other option is to consider a short-term rental or moving in with friends temporarily to protect the sale.
With our experienced solicitors at low, fixed-fee quotes with 'No Completion, No Fee' protection, Homeward Legal is in the best position to look after your conveyancing. Call us now on 0800 038 6699 to get started.
Is it easy to sell a house without using an estate agent?
It’s relatively straightforward to sell your own home without involving an estate agent, although you should be warned that it’s a time-consuming process (which is why agents set a certain fee to pay for their time in getting your home sold).
First you need to get a proper valuation of your home, which can be done by paying a chartered surveyor and registered valuer, or you can research the house prices in the area for similar properties to get an idea of how they are selling.
Once you are happy with the price, you can advertise the property (there are several free sites that allow you to do this). Legally, you’re required to obtain an Energy Performance Certificate for the property before putting it up for sale, so you’ll need to organize a registered energy assessor to create this for you. Then you can start arranging viewings and negotiate an agreed price with anyone who is interested.
We would recommend, however, that you sign up with an estate agent as they can do all the leg work for you. The key thing, though, is to understand their fees and rates before signing an agreement with them.
Is your panel of solicitors geared up for complete fast the legal conveyancing of residential property auction properties in Newbridge?
The legal team work with auctioneers throughout Caerphilly and often do the legal work for auction buyers and sellers. It SI highly advisable for buyers at auction to instruct a suitable property lawyer as fast as they can to allow for a full report of the documents prior to the auction.
Thereafter, following the auction day arrives, your conveyancing lawyer is focused on finalise the conveyancing within the 28 day time frame, a normal requirement of auction conditions.
What kind of local conveyancing searches concerning the risk of local flooding at Caerphilly will a property lawyer in Newbridge be able to conduct?
A lawyer will carry out formal property environmental searches that will include Newbridge flood risk data.