Having read about the fact that 2012 was second wettest year since 1920, I am questioning whether property conveyancing searches aren't sufficient?
A good St Mary Cray lawyer will advise you to get rigorous flood searches if the enviro search establishes a the local St Mary Cray flood risk
For greater peace of mind perhaps you could get in touch with a local resident.
Is there any thorough easily accessible published record on the St Mary Cray conservation areas?
Local St Mary Cray conservation areas for example area development, non sympathetic doors or traffic signs are handled by the local authority (Bromley). Following a campaign, English Heritage have put together a list about the state of conservation areas as well as the exposure to the area falling into disrepair.
Can we hold off paying stamp duty to the Revenue?
Stamp duty is usually payable on home purchases sold for over one hundred and twenty-five thousand pounds. Homeward Legal firmly advise against any stamp duty scheme. Such schemes are highly expensive and the HMRC can review a scheme up to 6 years after a sale is completed .
How can I guard against getting gazumped?
Gazumping happens when a purchaser's offer is rejected, following initial acceptance, by the owner and then selecting a greater offer. The danger of getting gazumped exists for almost any purchase. The first step in reducing the chance that gazumping will effect you is to instruct a solicitor as soon as you can.
What do I do if new and severe damage is found after moving in?
You should reasonably expect the home into which you’re moving to be cleared, clean and without additional damage. Of course, things can happen as removals can chip plaster, scratch or tear wallpaper, etc., but if there is significant damage that was not present before, it would be advisable to talk to your solicitor to see if there is any recourse for you on your seller.
You may also like to think about writing a clause into the contract that money will only be released after a cursory inspection of the premises to confirm that you are happy. This needs to be agreed with the seller’s solicitor, but the expectation is already raised. Beware that, in the chaos of the moving day, you can’t afford to delay things too much, so it’s a fine balance.
Do I need a house survey?
It is advised that purchasers in St Mary Cray book a survey. Numerous defects can affect a property. These can include wet rot.
With a property ready to buy , how do we get fast conveyancing in St Mary Cray?
The key to a fast conveyancing transaction is to instruct a communicative conveyancer. There are a number of tasks you could do, such as, promptly answering your conveyancer's questions (by email if possible), calling or emailing the conveyancer, and chase them if you suspect any delays and ordering a property survey early in the transaction.