My local agent has referred the conveyancing. Is it a good idea to use this solicitor?
It is not uncommon for agents in Sea Mills to suggest a conveyancing solicitor. These referrals need to be weighed up against alternatives, as an agent may choose the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not the best solicitor for your needs.
Is it important that we get a chancel search if my family are purchasing a residence close to parish grounds in Sea Mills?
Owners of property in a neighbourhood near a local church are expected to pay for repairs, as a result of chancel repair liability. Owners who have bought property prior to 2003 may be totally unaware that a liability exists if a chancel search was not carried out. Your solicitor can provide more details. Sea Mills ecclesiastical properties where chancel liability may apply include St Edyth.
A right of way on the property I’m buying is redundant, but how do I get it removed from the deeds and registry?
A right of way through the grounds of a property is probably an inheritance before other building in the vicinity occurred that has since made the passage through redundant.
But, while having the right of way registered with the deeds means that feasibly someone could insist that they use it (as their public right), but, if they can’t access where the right of way originally led, it makes it a pointless activity.
It’s so unlikely that anyone will want to do this that you have to weigh up the cost of the legal process to get the right of way officially removed against not proceeding. However, if you are at all worried, talk to your solicitor so that it can be investigated further as part of the conveyancing, at which point they can guide you on the appropriate action and the associated costs (this will be in addition to the standard fees for the conveyancing and your solicitor will advise of this additional cost).
Homeward Legal's solicitors provide transparent quotes, detailing what is included in the fees and disbursements and will help with estimates for additional legal work. So, now is the best time to get your conveyancing under way on 0800 038 6699.
What’s the difference between exchange of contracts and completion?
When you exchange contracts, this means that you are agreeing to all the terms drawn up within the contract made between you on one side of the transaction, and the opposite party on the other side. It is from this point that you are legally obliged to go through with the transaction (unless you want to be subject to financial and/or legal penalties).
The completion of contracts is the point where you officially take over ownership of the property, receive the keys and can move in. All monies are transferred between the various parties and the conveyancing solicitor contacts the Land Registry to register the change of ownership to you.
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How much time should the legal work to transfer a home need? If it matters, we are purchasing property in Sea Mills.
In general, the amount of time taken to transact a house is not wholly predictable. This is influenced by potentially many factors. These may include whether the property being bought or sold is leasehold. With Homeward Legal, every purchase receives fast and efficient service.