If I want to build an extension or do other works once I move in, can I get a builder to visit to give me a quote?
There is nothing stopping you trying to organise this, so long as you set a date and time that’s acceptable to the vendor (or via their estate agent if they are unable to be there) and try to establish how long the process will take, so that this can be booked in.
This becomes particularly critical following a surveyor’s inspection where remedial works are identified and recommended. You can use the quote from the builder as a renegotiation tool on the asking price, if the work required is going to be particularly costly. If you decide to go down this route, it must be done before exchange of contracts (where you’re committing to the sale price) and you should inform your solicitor if you’ve had private discussions and agreements with the vendor over price for inclusion in the terms of the contract.
Are the any areas of conservation in Rustington likely to affect us?
Conservation areas cover regions of historical merit. These restrictions adds to upkeep costs, but the benefits will include preservation of an area's historic charm. Your conveyancing solicitor will be able to provide more details.
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.
When in the process should I find a conveyancing solicitor to act on our sale?
With a 'no move, no fee' guarantee, the earlier, the better, as there are various tasks that can be performed immediately. Prompt instruction of a conveyancing solicitor can reduce any chance of the other side pulling out.
Rustington property lawyers conduct a number of property if acting for a home purchaser, but which specific ones?
When you are getting a mortgage the mortgage lender requires you to these searches - Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environmental, and occasionally area-specific searches, like a Cheshire Brine Search.
What causes the conveyancing work to require months?
The conveyancing process could be held up, we, however, do our best to minimise their burden wherever feasible by pushing all parties involved.
Is it advisable that I get a chancel search? We are buying on the same street as a parson's close in Rustington.
Potentially amounting to over £100,000 in repair cost obligations, chancel liability should be considered by buyers of Rustington property likely to be affected. As a result of the Land Registration Act 2002, interest over any affected land must be registered by October 2013. Church lands in the local area include St Peter & St Paul.