We plan to buy a church rectory in Holme next the Sea. Will we need a chancel search?
Your conveyancing lawyer could recommend a chancel search, regardless of the parish in which the property being purchased is located. Although some Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) have exercised their right to impose chancel repairs on the owners of affected property, there is no guarantee that a parish where chancel repair fees have not been paid previously will continue to be free from liability, so the solicitor will be unable to make any guarantees, and will recommend insurance.
Property solicitors in Sandringham do formal property if acting for a home buyer, what particular ones?
If buying and getting a mortgage the mortgage lender insist that a solicitor to get at least the following Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environmental, as well as any less common searches, which may include a Chancel Search.
What factors help with organising fast legal work?
It is well established that a fast conveyancing transaction is the key to is to use a proactive solicitor. When finding a solicitor, you should ask yourself the following: Do they work on a 'no sale, no fee' basis? Do they offer 'instant' online quotes? Are phone, fax and email their preferred methods of contact
Will the report on title compiled by the conveyancer in Sandringham investigate the relevant rates of the council tax for a Band H flat prior to contracts are exchanged?
The conveyancer will write to the local authority to discover the latest council tax rates, which will then be written in the title report. Correct charges for residents of Sandringham are detailed at the local authority site.
What’s the difference between residential and commercial conveyancing?
In essence, there is very little difference between the tasks needed for residential conveyancing against commercial conveyancing. The real difference comes in the type of property and the purpose for which it is intended to be used.
The majority of residential transactions are freehold, whereas commercial transactions are almost exclusively leasehold, and commercial property conveyancing searches will tend to be more expensive because the structure and land will occupy a greater space on average than that for residential property.
Is it easy to sell a house without using an estate agent?
It’s relatively straightforward to sell your own home without involving an estate agent, although you should be warned that it’s a time-consuming process (which is why agents set a certain fee to pay for their time in getting your home sold).
First you need to get a proper valuation of your home, which can be done by paying a chartered surveyor and registered valuer, or you can research the house prices in the area for similar properties to get an idea of how they are selling.
Once you are happy with the price, you can advertise the property (there are several free sites that allow you to do this). Legally, you’re required to obtain an Energy Performance Certificate for the property before putting it up for sale, so you’ll need to organize a registered energy assessor to create this for you. Then you can start arranging viewings and negotiate an agreed price with anyone who is interested.
We would recommend, however, that you sign up with an estate agent as they can do all the leg work for you. The key thing, though, is to understand their fees and rates before signing an agreement with them.
Can we confirm that the property we are buying is in a conservation area?
Buyers in Sandringham should be aware of a number of local conservation areas. Your solicitor will provide more details, in regard to relevant conservation area restrictions in Sandringham.
Our agent has suggested the property solicitor whom they usually use. Will it be easier to use them?
Both agents and mortgage brokers will often endorse a solicitor. If the agent is paid a referral fee, however, some agents may 'recommend' the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not the law firm with the best reputation.