The maisonette being bought is on a brownfield site. What should we do regarding antimony soil contamination?
There are considerable regulations to limit topsoil contamination. Other sources of contaminated land include chlorinated solvents.
We are buying a Summerhill house with Nationwide, what do I need to be aware of?
Some lenders have limited the firms who can act for them, resulting in increased legal costs for buyers in cases where the preferred solicitor cannot act for their lender, and another must also be instructed. Homeward Legal are able to act for most lenders in the UK so that the buyer will not have to pay your lender's legal costs.
Summerhill property solicitors conduct standard conveyancing searches when acting for a property purchaser - which actual searches?
If you are getting a mortgage lender will expect a solicitor to get at least specific searches, including the following for properties in Summerhill: Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search and Environment Search and perhaps unique particular e.g. a CON353.
What do I get for my money from an estate agent?
A good estate agent will be able to bring their local knowledge into your transaction and reduce the amount of stress you might experience as part of the whole moving experience.
Although it might seem that agents do very little for their clients, they will help you set the sale price for your home by using their knowledge of similar properties, a large part will involve marketing your home by expressing it in its best light online and through fliers, phone calls and emails, etc., they will conduct viewings with ay interested potential buyers, manage the negotiations on the offers as they come in and, by law, they will also have to take all necessary steps to ensure the buyer is serious about entering into the contract to purchase the property when an offer is made.
However good you believe your chosen estate agent to be, you should take time to read through the terms and conditions thoroughly to understand what you’re paying them and what you’re going to get for your money.
Does your company handle the conveyancing of auction properties in Summerhill?
Yes - Our company is able to work with buyers at auction. It is not uncommon for more complicated to convey houses for example short lease propertyare sold in property auctions and these necessitate added review before completing. Conveyancers therefore strongly recommend purchasers to choose a suitable lawyer well in advance of the property auction date to allow sufficient time for a detailed report of the legal papers for the lot.
Following the actual auction, your solicitor should be able to concentrate on carry out the conveyancing process inside the 28 day time frame, a requirement of standard auction conditions.
Should I get a chancel liability search? I am buying a flat conversion in Summerhill.
Chancel repair liability can require some Summerhill home owners to fund repairs to nearby church land. Liability has the potential to impact the value of a Summerhill property, but an indemnity policy may be available to protect the new owners. A conveyancing solicitor will be able to advise further.