In a few weeks I am anticipating to be finally moving from our semi detached residence in Ramsey to a new dwelling in Linton what is the right point to instruct a removal company?
We will encourage home sellers wait booking a removals company until such time as exchange of contracts because generally an actual home moving date wont have been set.
Try Handy Shifter Removals Ltd, Mereside Drove, Ramsey, Huntingdon, PE26 2UE on 01487 813338.
How is contaminated land in Ramsey identified when buying a property?
Residential property may be contaminated by a wide range of environmental factors. Contaminants like potentially contaminative use of nearby land and proximity to scrap yards will be detailed in an appropriate search.
Which individual searches does my Ramsey conveyancing solicitor conduct for a Ramsey flat?
The customary conveyancing protocol will be to obtain Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage Search and Environment Search and occasionally less common searches, which might include HS2 report.
Does a conveyancer in Ramsey report on the risk and history of flooding in the Ramsey region?
The conveyancer will conduct standard formal environmental searches that incorporate Ramsey historical flood risk data. Furthermore a property solicitor in Ramsey may recommend a more detailed local Ramsey area flood risk search.
Flood risk searches may be conveyancing protocol but in light of recent climactic events such as the fact that 2012 was second wettest year since on record are they still appropriate to see sufficient information about the ever changing local Ramsey flood risk?
A Ramsey conveyancer will suggest that you apply for informative conveyancing searches if the standard searches flag up a Ramsey flood risk.
Property purchasers sometimes converse with a next door neighbour for some more assurance.
What are the benefits of an online solicitor against a high street firm?
Many commentators and bloggers have suggested that you get so much more from online conveyancers because they have access to state-of-the-art applications to manage their cases and use the latest communication technology.
However, there is nothing stopping high street conveyancing firms from adopting such technology. And they will have a wealth of experience and knowledge of the local area that they can bring to bear on your transaction.
It all comes down to what they offer and how they go about their business. You should get a selection of quotes and read through the terms and conditions in detail to understand the comparisons between what they offer and how much they are going to charge you for the service.
If you choose Homeward Legal, you not only get an experienced proactive solicitor but also access to the latest technology and local knowledge. Call us now on 0800 038 6699 to find out more.
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.
Can I agree a sale price without involving an estate agent or solicitor?
This depends on whether you have signed up with an estate agent and what agreement is already in place. While it might seem unfair if you’ve found a buyer outside of the estate agency process and you’re expected to still pay the agent their fees on sale, you should be very careful about stepping outside the agreed terms and conditions since this is legally binding and you may face penalties as a result. Therefore, if you want to follow this course, it’s worth checking the details with a solicitor to ensure you’re following the letter of the law.
If you’re not with an agent, you can publicise your house details with a number of publications and online sites (some are free, others require a fee), but you’ll need to do all the legwork and administration. For a legal standpoint, you don’t need to appoint a solicitor to perform the conveyancing, but it would be an unwise option to pursue as you will probably have neither the training or experience in some its complexities, and you won’t have the protective indemnity insurance in the event of a problem arising with your work.