How do I stop being gazumped?
Gazumping occurs when a property seller agrees to an offer, only to refuse it in favour of a second purchaser's offer. Because acceptance of an offer is not binding on the seller until exchange of contracts, there is a chance of gazumping. The first step in reducing the chance that gazumping will effect you is to instruct your conveyancing solicitor early, and even before acceptance of an offer.
What does the Romney conveyancing lawyer recommend if the flat I am intending to buy is within a Richmondshire local authority conservation area that may have ugly removal of chimney stacks installed?
Richmondshire planning authority Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search conducted by the solicitor as part of the conveyancing should find out if the property is within a conservation area and any evidence of planning consent for additions to the property will be asked for.
How can a conveyancing solicitor in Romney advise me on the potential risk of flooding in the Romney region?
An experienced conveyancing lawyer makes an application for standard formal environmental searches that incorporate Romney flood risk area information. As an additional measure means that the Romney conveyancing solicitor may propose a more involved (e.g. Landmark) involved local flood risk search.
Solicitors in Romney order standard conveyancing searches when they are instructed by a home purchase client, but which particular ones?
When you are getting a mortgage the mortgage lender expects at least these searches - Local Authority Search, Drainage Search and Environmental, and perhaps specific searches, like a Planning report.
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.
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An unpredictable set of financial circumstances dictate that we want to move quickly and exchange on the sale of a flat in under 30 days, do you have very fast Romney solicitors ?
Regularly property lawyers are sluggish which creates large amounts of stress to the home selling process.
Homeward Legals solicitors approach is different as we have invested in cutting edge HMRC and Land Registry integrated systems . Importantly we always give you a expert panel of solicitor incentivised to communicate through all parts of the buyer and seller chain .
Does my assigned conveyancing solicitor in Romney report back to me about the cost of the council tax for a Band A cottage before exchange?
A lawyer will liaise with the council to ask about the correct council tax charges which should subsequently be detailed in the title report. Correct rates for homes in Romney are set out in detail online at the Richmondshire local authority site. Currently on 15 November 2012 rates are:
- Band A - £1,031.00
- Band B - £1,203.00
- Band C - £1,375.00
- Band D - £1,547.00
- Band E - £1,890.00
- Band F - £2,234.00
- Band G - £2,578.00
- Band H - £3,093.00