Is it hard to sell a property located in a conservation area?
A conservation area is designated and managed by the local authority to ensure the unique nature of the location is maintained by placing restrictions on changes to the buildings, street furniture and green spaces to protect the architectural or historical interest of everything within the conservation area boundary.
Because of this resistance to change, this usually means homes in conservation areas are more attractive to buyers, and, as such, there may be a premium to pay over properties outside such areas. Because of the attraction of such property, they will usually sell well and quickly. However, there will need to be greater checks by the buyer’s solicitor to verify that your property conforms to the conservation area restrictions, which may add extra time to the duration of the conveyancing.
Homeward Legal's solicitors have a great deal of experience working with sales and purchases in conservation areas, so why not give our team a quick call on 0800 038 6699 right now to find out what we can do to help your plans?
How long does it take to move house?
Those new to buying property are often surprised by how long the process can take from start to finish. There are several factors that come into play when determining how long your transaction will take from having your offer accepted to moving into your new home: The number of people involved in the chain (the shorter it is, the easier to manage and therefore shorter in duration potentially), problems with one or more buyers in the chain getting a mortgage offer, communication, management and many others.
The greatest time that needs to be set aside is for the conveyancing, which is the complex legal process of transferring ownership of the property from seller to buyer, replicated along the entire chain. Typically, the conveyancing can take an average of between eight and twelve weeks to complete, so, in reality, you should be thinking in terms of months.
However, if you appoint a results-focused and proactive solicitor, who will do everything possible to reduce the length of time, including talking to everyone involved in the chain, pushing for swift return of forms and documentation, and using modern technology to drive the process forward, you will stand a better chance of the conveyancing being a lot shorter. And the earlier you appoint them, the quicker they can get started on your transaction.
Looking for great conveyancing where our solicitors work hard to deliver your completion as early as possible? Call Homeward Legal on 0800 038 6699 to find out how low our fees are.
My agent has offered a law firm that they have used before. Must I instruct this firm?
It is not uncommon for agents in Shaftesbury to refer a solicitors firm. If the agent is paid a referral fee, however, it may be the case that the agent recommends whichever firm pays the most per referral, not the best solicitor for your needs.
I am on a deadline and need arrange fast conveyancing, what do we need to do?
It is well established that contacting a proactive solicitor is key fast conveyancing. There are several tasks you, as the buyer, could do. These include:
- encouraging your solicitor to carry out searches promptly
- quickly answering your solicitor's questions (by email if possible)
- getting your mortgage offer in place
For what reason does purchase conveyancing legal work take weeks to complete?
Conveyancing could take more time than budgeted, Homeward Legal, however, seek to reduce the effect of these delays if it can be achieved by pushing all parties involved. Delays include slow solicitors acting for the other side.
Having heard about the groundwater flooding in Dorset, we are apprehensive that property conveyancing searches won't be sufficient?
The solicitor in Shaftesbury should always carry out specialist food risk searches (Landmark database search) if the standard search determines a significant risk.
You may be able to converse with a neighbour to get more local history if you are still worried.
Unforeseen personal circumstances mean we would prefer to get underway and exchange contracts on the legal work on our jointly owned maisonette in under 30 days, do you use fast solicitors in Shaftesbury ?
Many Shaftesbury solicitors are extremely sluggish which can add even more stress and worry to the house selling process. Our approach to conveyancing is different as we use leading edge fast response systems .
Importantly , we look after you with a carefully selected solicitor trained to communicate by phone and email with agents, landlords, councils and all parties in the buyer and seller chain .