By Frances Traynor
20th April 2017
"Working in partnership is essential for less stressful home move."
If you are buying, selling or remortgaging a home in Northamptonshire, you will need to instruct a solicitor to carry out the legal work for your move.
Homeward Legal's solicitor panel have vast experience of conveyancing in Northamptonshire and across the East Midlands. Our highly proactive approach means we complete the transaction faster than other firms.
Our solicitors handle all the conveyancing work for your house move for a fixed price.
If your Northamptonshire move does not complete we do not charge you any conveyancing fees for buying and selling a home.
With local experience, our CQS solicitors will guide you through the details of the conveyancing process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
When buying, selling or remortgaging a home in Northamptonshire, you will need to appoint a conveyancing lawyer to complete the legal work for you.
Homeward Legal’s solicitor panel has immense experience of conveyancing in Northamptonshire and across the East Midlands. Our highly proactive and pragmatic approach means we complete the move faster than other firms.
What might look cheap might not necessarily be the case. Unfortunately, it is common practice for property lawyers to advertise cheap conveyancing quotes, but additional costs will be buried in the small print of the terms of engagement. But busy, stressed buyers ignore these additions at their peril because you may face a much greater total fee when you have completed. Homeward Legal never hide any hidden extra costs. Any additional costs listed in terms of engagement need to be reasonable and come into force only if the lawyer is required to complete unexpected extra work in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Based on the property you intend to buy, Homeward Legal’s online quote calculator will generate an accurate fixed-fee statement of conveyancing fees.
The length of time required to sell or purchase a house varies, affected by a broad set of legal considerations (for example, whether the property is leasehold or freehold). With Homeward Legal, a sale, purchase or transfer of equity is undertaken with the utmost care and speed. Our proactive conveyancing solicitors continually push everyone along the chain of buyers and sellers.
When buying a property with a mortgage, your lender will require legal work to be carried out on their behalf. Some lenders have reduced the number of firms on their approved panel, resulting in greater conveyancing costs for buyers if their solicitor is unable to act on their behalf, and for their lender. Homeward Legal, however, are able to act for most mortgage lenders.
Instructing a proactive property lawyer as early as possible is a critical step for a faster house move. When choosing a suitable property lawyer, ask the following questions:
The Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) you pay will depend entirely on the property's price. For example, stamp duty on a £1,066,000 property in Nottinghamshire will be £50,350 (retrieved 3 February 2017). To keep abreast of any changes in the SDLT rates, you might like to use the calculator at www.stampdutycalculator.org.uk.
If you use a firm offering a ‘no move, no fee’ guarantee, the earlier you appoint them, the better. Early instruction to act on your Northamptonshire sale or purchase can limit the risk and help prevent the deal failing. With Homeward Legal, we offer this guarantee and more, which means you have less to worry about during this stressful time. Give us a call on 0800 038 6699 to talk about a fixed-fee quote, or try using our quote calculator.
When obtaining a mortgage, the building society or bank will insist that at least these searches are ordered:
Agent referrals are a common route to appointing a solicitor. However, such referrals should be compared against alternatives, as the agent may prefer to suggest whichever firm pays the most per referral, and not the one with the best value for you. Homeward Legal offers a fixed-price quote, covered by a ‘No Move, No Fee’ guarantee. Call us on 0800 038 6699 to find out more.