What factors will contaminate land in Saltash, and should they be a problem?
Saltash property can be contaminated by a broad range of environmental factors. Contaminants like hazardous substances in the ground or proximity to scrap yards will be considered as part of the environmental searches. Hatt, Saltash, PL12 6PJ is one such potential source of local contamination.
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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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.
Unforeseen financial circumstances dictate that we want to get underway and exchange on the sale of a freehold flat within 4 weeks, do you any extra fast home moving solicitors in Saltash ?
A lot of solicitors companies are extremely dilatory creating even more stress to the property moving process.
The use of advanced software systems .
We always also assign property sellers a CQS conveyancing solicitor trained to communicate with everyone in the property chain (line of buyers and sellers) for example landlords, to achieve a fast completion.
As a consequence of the flooding in Sept 2012 in South West England, I am apprehensive that environmental searches may not be thorough enough?
The Saltash conveyancing solicitor will include detailed property conveyancing searches if the environmental conveyancing searches spots a Saltash flooding risk.
You can always get in touch with a close neighbour for extra insight or local Cornwall flood damage expert for example: Richfords, Unit 5 Enterprise Park, Moorlands Trading Estate, Saltash, PL12 6LX Tel: 01752 848424.
Is the Stamp Duty Land Tax fee a fee or disbursement?
It may be unclear if a cost is a fee or disbursement. This charge is a fee not a disbursement. It should be included in a quote.
At what point should we instruct a conveyancing solicitor?
Whether you are buying or selling in Saltash, the earlier in the process you can instruct a firm, the better. The legal work can then commence immediately. Promptly instructing a conveyancing firm for your Saltash transaction could mitigate the chance of the purchase or sale stalling.
Could my legal fees conceal any extra charges?
No. Homeward Legal never hide any hidden costs for sale or purchase conveyancing. Some websites offer unrealistically low 'quotes' which are in fact estimates, which they will not be bound to.