How soon do we need to speak to a conveyancer in Stanford Le Hope?
Whether you are buying or selling in Stanford Le Hope, as soon as possible. Promptly instructing a firm can reduce any chance of your sale or purchase aborting.
Should I list my property with more than one estate agent?
The choice is entirely up to you and your specific circumstances. Going with a sole agent is probably the cheapest option (although the reach to buyers is dependent on how many clients are on their books), while multiple agents will be more expensive (but will reach a broader client base).
If you’re looking for a quick sale or the market is rather sluggish, it makes sense to put your property on with a number of agents. If the market is buoyant, it makes more sense to place the property with a sole agent.
Whichever you choose, you should always check the terms and conditions so that you know what service you’re getting for your money and how much it will cost you once the home is sold. You should also understand if there are penalties should you decide to place the property with more or fewer agents later on during the agreement period.
If we are intending to buy in the parish of Buttsbury, should we order a chancel search?
Your property lawyer is likely to recommend that a chancel search is ordered, regardless of the parish where the house being bought is located. Through some Parochial Church Councils have exercised their right to charge chancel repairs on the current owners, a conveyancing solicitor cannot verify that a parish where repair costs have not been paid before will remain liability-free for new owners, so indemnity insurance may be advisable even if liability is unlikely.
Will you need a chancel search? I am buying a house in Stanford Le Hope.
The outcome of a court case between a parish council and owners of neighbouring farmland liable for church repairs reaffirmed that 'lay impropriators' of property must subsidise church repairs. Owners who have bought property prior to 2003 may be totally unaware that a liability exists if a chancel search was not carried out. The solicitor handling your conveyancing will confirm that a chancel search is appropriate.
Please give reasons why the sale conveyancing process in Stanford Le Hope takes so long?
The legal work involved in buying or selling Stanford Le Hope property can take more time than budgeted. We seek to minimise their impact where feasible by driving the transaction forward.
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.