Which Sandgate lenders do you work with?
Of lenders with local offices in Sandgate, we in conjunction with most. Sandgate lenders and mortgage specialists include Mortgage Maze, 23 Pelham Gdns, Folkestone, CT20 2LE, Stonebridge Mortgage Services Ltd, 5 Hopgarden Oast/Oast Court, Yalding, Maidstone, ME18 6JX, and Charles Mac, Rose Cottage/Bilsington Rd, Ruckinge, Ashford, TN26 2PD. The property lawyer handling your case should be able to state specific lenders' requirements.
Should we get a property survey for our home purchase?
We advise that Sandgate property purchasers book a home surveyor to undertake a survey. It is a fact that there are a wide range of issues which can negatively affect a property. These include cracks in walls.
We have found abundant useful handbooks giving details on DIY conveyancing. Do I have to use solicitor in Sandgate ?
On paper there are no arguments why you shouldn't embark on the bulk of the conveyancing yourself. In reality however, a property solicitor carries out a huge number of actions e.g. interpreting protocol forms or interpreting the lease which are better done by someone with training.
Might the legal fees include any extra costs?
No. Homeward Legal do not charge any additional costs to buy or sell a property.
Which local authority looks after Sandgate?
Sandgate is located in Shepway District Council, Civic Centre, Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2QY, phone: 01303 853 000
How much effort is it to sort out a house in multiple occupancy (HMO)?
A house in multiple occupancy is defined as a property where at least three tenants live forming more than one household (one person or more living together), but share kitchen and bathroom facilities.
As a landlord of an HMO, your responsibilities include ensuring proper fire safety measures are in place, gas safety checks are completed annually, the electric system is checked every five years, there are sufficient bathroom and kitchen facilities for everyone to comfortably use, communal areas are kept clean and safe to use, and waste disposal is managed effectively (provision of bins and bags).
This requires more effort than having a property to rent to one household, and you may wish to employ a solicitor to sort out the legal side of things in the first instance, and a property management company to handle the administration, disputes, etc. on a daily basis.
Homeward Legal's experienced solicitors have completed many different transactions including properties for HMOs. Why not give us a quick call now on 0800 038 6699 to get your conveyancing under way today?
Will it be necessary to get a chancel search if we are intending to purchase in the parish of Canterbury St Mary Bredin?
Regardless of the Sandgate parish in which you are buying, the property lawyer may suggest that a chancel search is ordered. Through some Parochial Church Councils have exercised their right to exact chancel repairs on the current owners of land subject to chancel liability, there is no guarantee that a parish which has not imposed liability will not automatically be the case for future owners. Even if liability is unlikely, indemnity insurance is a sensible precaution.