Unforeseeable financial circumstances dictate that we ideally need to push matters along and complete on the conveyancing on our mortgaged maisonette within 4 weeks, are you a fast solicitor in Stroud ?
Frequently lawyers may be slow which usually adds huge stress to the property conveyancing process. Homeward Legal only work with conveyancing solicitors who are selected because they are customer focused and endeavour to proactively communicate from the beginning to the end of the home buyer and seller chain . Also , our carefully chosen panel of solicitors are specifically chosen as they implement modern CMS and technology systems to exchange on the legal work with minimal stress.
Will you need to get a chancel search? We are buying in Stroud.
Some owners in Stroud can be required to cover the cost of maintenance of church property in the locality. As a result of the Land Registration Act 2002, interest over any affected land must be registered by October 2013. A solicitor will be able to advise further. Stroud Church of England properties where chancel liability may apply include Holy Trinity,, St Alban Mission Church, St Laurence and St Matthew's.
Do I have to be present at viewings?
No, you don’t. It used to be the case that estate agencies were happy to leave the homeowner to show prospective buyers around. However, this has now been dispensed with because they won’t necessarily have the property skills and experience of dealing with and selling to a buyer. Therefore, the preference is usually that you should not be present in the home at all, although this can obviously be difficult with infirmity, working from home, and childcare.
The best option is to discuss this with the estate agent when you appoint them, so that you are aware of their expectations for each viewing, and they will be able to work around you if you have to be present in the home. Whether you are present or not, you should still take care not to be too messy and tidy up as much as possible prior to the viewing appointment, so that good impressions are maintained.
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Do fixtures and fittings include things like door handles?
Purchasers are frequently confused by the vagueness surrounding which fixtures and fittings ought to be included. In order to avoid later issues, a fixtures and fittings form should be completed, saving heartache once the sale is completed.
Does the Stroud conveyancer inform me about the cost of the council tax on a Band D townhouse prior to completion?
A solicitor will speak to the governing Stroud local authority to reveal the up to date council tax charges which will subsequently be set out in the report on title.
The latest council tax rates for Stroud are set out online at the Stroud local authority site. At the time of writing on 29 October 2012 rates are as follows:
- Band A - £1,025.00
- Band B - £1,196.00
- Band C - £1,366.00
- Band D - £1,537.00
- Band E - £1,879.00
- Band F - £2,220.00
- Band G - £2,562.00
- Band H - £3,074.00
What’s the difference between exchange of contracts and completion?
When you exchange contracts, this means that you are agreeing to all the terms drawn up within the contract made between you on one side of the transaction, and the opposite party on the other side. It is from this point that you are legally obliged to go through with the transaction (unless you want to be subject to financial and/or legal penalties).
The completion of contracts is the point where you officially take over ownership of the property, receive the keys and can move in. All monies are transferred between the various parties and the conveyancing solicitor contacts the Land Registry to register the change of ownership to you.
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If we plan to purchase near Stroud, in the parish of Bristol St George, do we need a chancel search?
Your property lawyer may suggest a chancel search. Chancel repair can be imposed on the current owners of a house where Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) have previously chosen not to do so.
What type of conveyancing searches about the risk and history of floods around Gloucestershire will my property lawyer in Stroud apply for a Regency property we are going to purchase?
A property solicitor will conduct standard protocol property environmental searches, which include Stroud flood risk area data information.