Conveyancing In Surrey Q & A's
How much effort is it to sort out a house in multiple occupancy (HMO)?
A house in multiple occupancy is defined as a property where at least three tenants live forming more than one household (one person or more living together), but share kitchen and bathroom facilities.
As a landlord of an HMO, your responsibilities include ensuring proper fire safety measures are in place, gas safety checks are completed annually, the electric system is checked every five years, there are sufficient bathroom and kitchen facilities for everyone to comfortably use, communal areas are kept clean and safe to use, and waste disposal is managed effectively (provision of bins and bags).
This requires more effort than having a property to rent to one household, and you may wish to employ a solicitor to sort out the legal side of things in the first instance, and a property management company to handle the administration, disputes, etc. on a daily basis.
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When in the process is it appropriate to arrange a conveyancing solicitor?
In the vast majority of cases, the sooner the better. Prompt instruction of a conveyancing firm to act for you on your Surrey transaction can reduce any chance of your sale or purchase aborting.
Will we need to get a chancel search? We are purchasing a maisonette in Surrey.
Chancel liability repair costs can run into £100,000s, which owners of affected property will be compelled to pay on demand to the Surrey Church council. Liability has the potential to impact the value of a property, but insurance is available should an obligation to fund repairs be enforced.
We need to complete this freehold residence purchase as soon as possible, how do we organise fast legal work in Surrey?
Contacting a proactive and experienced conveyancing solicitor is the key to a fast transaction. Furthermore, there are numerous things you as the buyer can also do, including, organising your finances, including arranging a mortgage, promptly answering your conveyancing solicitor's questions (by email if possible) and calling or emailing your conveyancing solicitor, and chase them if you suspect any delays.
What environmental concerns will impact land in Surrey, and will they be thoroughly investigated?
Property in Surrey is contaminated by a range of environmental factors, like radioactive substances in the region. An environmental search will reveal this in more detail.