Is tenancy agreement vetting a fee or disbursement?
Some solicitors pass off fees which should be included as disbursements. It is not always obvious if a cost is a disbursement or not, and whether it should be included. This charge is a fee not a disbursement, and should be included in your quote.
Stalham conveyancing solicitors do necessary searches when acting for a home buyer,, but which specific ones?
If obtaining a mortgage the building society of bank will expect at least specific searches, including the following Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search and Environment Search, and occasionally specific local Stalham searches e.g. a Limestone Search.
Should I get a house survey for this house purchase?
It is strongly recommended that all buyers book a property surveyor if you are planning to buy in Stalham. Numerous problems can negatively affect a property, such as settlement or wet rot, and these will not be addressed by your conveyancing solicitor.
What can be done about trees with TPOs if they are cutting out the light into the house?
Tree Preservation Orders (or TPOs) are legal protections for individual trees, which means you are prohibited from pruning, cutting or removing the plant without the formal consent of the local authority. There are certain caveats such as whether it is causing an immediate danger to life, but the local authority will still need to be informed.
As a homeowner, you have a number of rights, including Right to Light: that is, you should expect natural daylight to enter your property through windows without being blocked (again there may be caveats which will be unearthed in the conveyancing). If a tree with a TPO has grown so much that it is blocking out light, you can apply to the local authority for permission to prune the tree sufficiently to return your Right to Light. It becomes more complex if the tree in question is on a neighbour’s property, and you should discuss any resulting costs with them.
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When I am purchasing a Stalham apartment close to a rectory manor, do you advise that I get a chancel search?
Potentially amounting to over £100,000 in repair cost obligations, chancel liability should be considered by buyers of Stalham property likely to be affected. Liability has the potential to impact the value of a property, but insurance is available should an obligation to fund repairs be enforced. Stalham church lands which may give rise to chancel liability include St Mary.
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.
What would the searches cost?
Stalham conveyancing searches ranges in cost. Other informative searches include a commons registration search.
When should I book a removals firm?
It’s very tempting to get wrapped in the excitement of moving home and wanting to get everything sorted out and in the diary. But, if you book a removals firm too early, prior to the exchange of contracts (when the date and time of completion is legally set), you risk the possibility that the date might change, thereby having to pay a fee to the removals firm to change the plans.
There is nothing stopping you in contacting a selection of firms to get a quote for removal and to negotiate the possibility of pencilling a date in but ensure you obtain agreement that this is subject to change and confirmation.