Is contaminated land a concern for any homes in St Athan?
Land in St Athan can be contaminated by numerous factors caused by man and by nature. Issues including nearby waste management facilities or environmental radon sources should be reported on during conveyancing searches.
What do we need to be aware of if we invest in a home inside a Vale of Glamorgan council conservation area ?
Vale of Glamorgan council search (LLC1 - Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search) carried out by a solicitor will determine the existence of suitable authorisation for any modifications to the property.
Does your firm manage auction conveyancing in St Athan?
Homeward Legal is accustomed to working with residential property auction conveyancing. It is not unusual for unusual lots for example barn conversions, are sold at auction which want supplementary legwork. We therefore suggest purchasers to instruct a conveyancing solicitor well before the auction so there is time for a full report of the sellers pack. After the property auction date, your lawyer will be prepared for finalise the transaction inside 28 days after exchange as conventionally required by the terms of sale.
We are trying to find especially fast St Athan solicitors - is that your solicitors?
Often property lawyers are sluggish adding further anguish to the home selling process.
Having implemented leading edge case management systems . We also give home movers a dedicated solicitor who will communicate by phone and email with the whole buyer and seller chain including lenders, for a fast sale
Is there a benefit to going to auction over a standard estate agent sale?
The majority of homes sold via an estate agent will be in a reasonable condition and usually modernised, whereas auction properties will often require a lot of modernisation or structural work before it can be lived in. That’s not to say you can’t use either for your sale, of course, irrespective of the state of the property.
Whichever option you choose, you should line up a focused, proactive solicitor on a fixed-fee agreement protected by a ‘No Completion, No Fee’ guarantee. You should appoint them as early as possible, too, so that the conveyancing work can start immediately – this is particularly important for auctions, as there is usually a four-week completion stipulation on its sale.
At Homeward Legal, we offer you’re the best quality service on all types of sale and purchase, including auctions, for competitively low fees protected by our 'No Completion, No Fee' guarantee. Try our online quote calculator or call our team on 0800 038 6699.
Conveyancers in St Athan conduct a number of conveyancing searches when acting for a home purchaser, but which specific searches?
If applying for a mortgage lender expects a specified set of searches, including - Local Authority Search, Drainage and Water Search and Environmental, and, depending on certain criteria, area-specific searches, like a Land charge Searches.
What are searches, and how do they differ from a survey?
Searches are a set of enquiries carried out by your surveyor to various authorities such as the local council, HM Land Registry, etc., and focuses on the impact of the local area on your potential enjoyment of living at the property, while a survey (a HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey) is focused on the structural integrity of the home and its permanent outbuildings and constructions.
While each may throw up similar issues (such as missing planning consents or boundary issues), they are very different and achieve very different purposes.
Our solicitors at Homeward Legal are willing and happy to explain anything you don't understand in the conveyancing, because you need to know what you're getting for our competitively-priced fixed fee. Call our team on 0800 038 6699.
What specific things do I need to look out for if I’m buying a house on the coast?
With worsening weather and floods now becoming increasingly commonplace, with the media remarking on it in depth, buying a property that has a likelihood of flooding is a difficult decision to make. Not only is there the issue of cleaning up if it does flood, but insurance premiums will be much higher (and perhaps even prohibitive).
For homes in coastal areas, there is also the problem of coastal erosion, where some properties have been seen to literally fall into the sea.
However, the good news is that picking a home in a coastal region doesn’t automatically mean that it’s going to be subject to flooding or that it’s eventually going to slip into the sea. The searches ordered by your conveyancing solicitor will identify the level of risk associated with the property and, based on this, your solicitor may recommend that you take out specialist reports (e.g. from Landmark or other organisations) to get a more in-depth description of the risks and options. These are in addition to the standard set and will be charged to you as a disbursement at cost.
Your surveyor will also be able to identify evidence of previous floods and other problems during their inspection and provide advice in their report. If the problems are considered sufficiently severe, the surveyor may also note the specifics for further investigation by your conveyancing solicitor.