Is there anything we are supposed to do to make our Rushden conveyancing faster?
Instructing a communicative solicitor is essential to fast conveyancing. When identifying an appropriate a solicitor, ask yourself the following: How soon will they order searches? Was there a delay delivering a quote? Do they use email?
What can my searches generally cost?
Conveyancing searches ranges in cost, subject to which searches have been ordered. Searches are charged at cost.
Do I have to be present at viewings?
No, you don’t. It used to be the case that estate agencies were happy to leave the homeowner to show prospective buyers around. However, this has now been dispensed with because they won’t necessarily have the property skills and experience of dealing with and selling to a buyer. Therefore, the preference is usually that you should not be present in the home at all, although this can obviously be difficult with infirmity, working from home, and childcare.
The best option is to discuss this with the estate agent when you appoint them, so that you are aware of their expectations for each viewing, and they will be able to work around you if you have to be present in the home. Whether you are present or not, you should still take care not to be too messy and tidy up as much as possible prior to the viewing appointment, so that good impressions are maintained.
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Rushden conveyancing solicitors conduct varied conveyancing searches if acting for a property buyer - which particular ones?
When you are applying for a mortgage lender requires you to at least the following Local Authority Search, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW) and Environment Search and occasionally area-specific searches for example Planning.
Do we need to get a survey?
It is advised that the majority of buyers book a home surveyor to carry out a survey. There are a wide range of concerns which can negatively affect a property. These include blocked drains. Such issues will not be considered during the conveyancing work itself.
The local agent has offered a property solicitor. Must I instruct them?
Many agents in Rushden will have referral deals with solicitors whereby they refer work. However, if the agent is paid a fee by the solicitor, the agent may prefer to suggest the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the law firm with the best reputation.