I’ve lost my gas/electrical certificates; will that stop me moving?
There is no legal imperative for you to provide either the gas or electrical safety certificates as the seller; you are required to provide a gas safety certificate on an annual basis, however, if you are planning on letting the property out. The Institution of Electrical Engineers recommends that an electrical certificate be updated at least every ten years or when the property is transferred to a new owner (every 5 years if you are letting the property out).
However, this usually means that this is the responsibility of the buyer with the onus on organising an inspection for a new certificate falling on them.
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Do I need a solicitor?
The quick and easy answer is that you don’t. There is no legal imperative for you to employ a solicitor to handle the conveyancing when dealing with property. However, it would be rather unwise for you to carry out the work yourself because you probably won’t have the skills, knowledge and experience to perform many of the complex tasks, and you won’t possess the indemnity insurance that all solicitors are obliged to carry to protect clients in the event that something goes wrong.
You need to appoint a solicitor who is experienced, proactive and focused so that you have the best chance of completing your transaction as early as possible. You should also look for such a solicitor who also offers ‘No Completion, No Fee’ protection so that you will only be invoiced for the fees once your transaction has completed successfully.
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Where can we find out more info the status of conservation areas in Ryton?
Conservation are issues, like area development, satellite dishes or back illuminated signs are overseen by Gateshead. English Heritage have put together records in relation to the condition of conservation areas as well as the exposure to getting worse.
We have taken out a conveyancing quote from you. Are there any additional fees?
No. We will never charge any hidden fees. Know that some solicitors' firms will give a low estimate, not an accurate quote, which they will not be required to adhere to.
How is stamp duty tax worked out and what will it be on a £580000 Ryton property?
The Stamp Duty that will be due will depend on the valuation. For a property bought for £580000, SDLT is £23200.*
*Accurate as of 01/01/2013