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.
Which local authority is responsible for Reading?
Reading is located in Reading Borough Council, Civic Centre, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 7AE, contact: 0118 937 3737
Food risk searches are fine but considering recent weather changes such as the fact that 2012 was second wettest year since on record are they actually good enough to verify sufficient information about the Reading flood risk?
Conveyancing searches (environmental) conducted by a Reading conveyancing solicitor should include the more in depth search (Landmark) if the risk is deemed significant.
If you remain still nervous why not contact a local resident or local Berkshire flood damage builder - try AA Painters & Decorators, 5 Laud Cl, Reading, RG1 6RD Tel: 07956 619611.
Will the Reading conveyancing solicitor do personal or official searches on my home purchase?
Your conveyancing solicitor will inform you as to the most appropriate course of action, depending on factors like local authority turnaround times. For personal searches, the conveyancer will consider a search agent, for instance, Thames Water Property Searches, Clearwater Court, Vastern Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 8DB Tel: 01183 738389.
For fast conveyancing to buy a £536k house, what should we do?
Crucial to faster conveyancing is to instruct a proactive lawyer. There are numerous things you, as the buyer, can also do, including, completing all forms as soon as possible, arranging your mortgage offer and keeping in regular contact with the lawyer.