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.
Would arranging a property survey be required when buying any property?
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors strongly recommend that you arrange a surveyor. A wide range of defects have a negative impact on a property, including blocked drains and severe weathering. These will not be reported on by a solicitor.
An Unforeseeable event demand that we want to move along quickly and exchange on the legal work on our mortgaged leasehold apartment in a short time frame, do Homeward Legal use fast property lawyers in Sidcup ?
Often home moving solicitors are lackadaisical bringing further anguish to the home conveyancing process. Having invested in modern IT and software systems . We always give you a SRA conveyancing solicitor who will communicate with all parties in the buyer and seller chain for example estate agents, to achieve a quick sale.
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.
Which of the lender panels in Sidcup are you on?
Of lenders with offices nearby Sidcup, we with the bulk of them. Lenders and mortgage specialists in Sidcup include Independant Mortgage Solutions, 77A Sidcup High St, Sidcup, DA14 6DW, Robinson Liddell & Jackson, 1a Wellington Pde/Blackfen Rd, Sidcup, DA15 9NB, and Whiter Financial Ltd, 119 Station Rd, Sidcup, DA15 7AJ.
We have a home to purchase. How do we arrange a fast conveyancing transaction?
Contacting a communicative conveyancer is essential to a fast conveyancing transaction. That said, there are a number of tasks you can also do to speed up your conveyancing, including, pushing the conveyancer to begin enquiries as soon as possible, answering any queries raised by your conveyancer as soon as possible and clarifying your mortgage lender's requirements.
What can a Sidcup conveyancing solicitor recommend if the property we hope to buy is in a conservation are in Bexley council that possibly has unsuitable roof aerials installed?
The local authority Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search carried out by your Sidcup conveyancing solicitor will find out if the property is in a designated conservation area and any evidence of consent for modifications will be supplied. In the absence of any consents the solicitor will give you professional advice on the options, which include getting retrospective permission from Bexley planning authority or seeking cover from an indemnity insurance policy.
How long may I allow for the conveyancing process require, on average?
On average, the number of weeks taken to transfer property is not wholly predictable, dependent on a number of legal considerations. Homeward Legal solicitors ensure your sale, purchase or remortgage is handled quickly, and to the highest standard of service.