If I’m renting out rooms in my house, do I need to appoint a solicitor?
No, you don’t, because there is no legal imperative for you to do so. However, it’s not as straightforward as simply leasing out a room to a renter because there are certain provisions that must be met in order to protect you as the renter and the person renting the room.
This depends on the room and where it is in the property, state of the plumbing, insurance, and a number of other factors. You’ll also need to draw up a tenancy agreement to ensure demarcation and rights for both parties. While you won’t necessarily need a solicitor involved, it’s worth contacting a letting agency who will have the experience and knowledge to ensure you have everything in place. Be aware that any advice you seek from professionals may come with a fee, so it would be worth shopping around first.
What’s the difference between residential and commercial conveyancing?
In essence, there is very little difference between the tasks needed for residential conveyancing against commercial conveyancing. The real difference comes in the type of property and the purpose for which it is intended to be used.
The majority of residential transactions are freehold, whereas commercial transactions are almost exclusively leasehold, and commercial property conveyancing searches will tend to be more expensive because the structure and land will occupy a greater space on average than that for residential property.
Is topsoil in Stratford contaminated by arsenic?
Soil contamination by industrial waste, including metals, will have occurred in parts of Stratford. Data on many contaminants, such as industrial storage, will be included in an environmental search.
Does your solicitors company manage the legal conveyancing of auction properties in Stratford?
Homeward Legal is used to working with property auction procedures. Often unusual properties like building plots are bought in auctions which tend to require increased exploration before exchange. Lawyers therefore strongly advocate bidders to formally instruct the lawyer before the day of the auction to allow enough time for a full review. Post property auction date, your lawyer is fully prepared to complete the purchase in the 28 day time frame, a normal requirement of terms and conditions of sale.
What amount of time should be allowed for conveyancing take?
For the majority of property purchasers, the amount of time taken to transact a home may vary, based on a range of factors. Our conveyancers work hard to ensure every sale is undertaken as quickly as possible.