Conveyancing In Walton On Thames Q & A's
What do I do if new and severe damage is found after moving in?
You should reasonably expect the home into which you’re moving to be cleared, clean and without additional damage. Of course, things can happen as removals can chip plaster, scratch or tear wallpaper, etc., but if there is significant damage that was not present before, it would be advisable to talk to your solicitor to see if there is any recourse for you on your seller.
You may also like to think about writing a clause into the contract that money will only be released after a cursory inspection of the premises to confirm that you are happy. This needs to be agreed with the seller’s solicitor, but the expectation is already raised. Beware that, in the chaos of the moving day, you can’t afford to delay things too much, so it’s a fine balance.
Do you recommend your solicitors to deal with the conveyancing for auction properties in Walton On Thames?
Yes - Homeward Legal commonly do the legal work for buyers and sellers at auction. Our conveyancing lawyers have been instructed by countless successful bidders at national and local residential property auctions like Acuitus, Allsop (Commercial), Allsop (Residential), Auction House London, Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Brendons Auctioneers, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers Norris.
Wise bidders always get their solicitor as fast as they can to allow adequate time for a detailed investigation of the auction legal papers well in advance of the property auction date.
Post auction day arrives a prepared lawyer must be ready for finish the legal side of things in the 4 week time frame as required by the conditions of sale.
In what ways can my conveyancing solicitor in Walton On Thames report back on the potential risk of a flood to properties in Walton On Thames?
A crucial step in the legal due diligence procedure involved in buying a home involves a conveyancer carrying out property conveyancing searches that provide detail in relation to the local Walton On Thames flood risk. An inexpensive (around twenty pounds) and more involved flood history/risk search (e.g Homecheck) could be proposed by your conveyancing solicitor in Walton On Thames if the results of the enviro. search highlight a potential flood risk to the property.
I am buying soon and have a conveyancing quote from you. Might we be invoiced any hidden costs when the transaction completes?
We will not charge any additional charges. Know that some solicitor do not give accurate quotes, only estimates, which they will not be bound to.
Is soil in Walton On Thames contaminated by caesium?
Metal contamination may have occurred throughout Walton On Thames, but some very localised cases of contamination in Walton On Thames may pose unacceptably high risk. Environment search results will factor contaminants, including metals and others such as chlorine.
Should I change the locks after I move in?
It would be a wise move to replace the locks upon moving into your new home, for peace of mind if nothing else. Although you may have received a number of copies of the keys, you may not know accurately whether that bunch constitutes every copy.
Although changing the locks will be an extra cost, you may find that buildings insurance may look on the move favourably, too.
Need guidance on what to expect from the conveyancing and legal work associated with your planned move? Call our team at Homeward Legal on 0800 038 6699 and they'll get you set up today.
Walton On Thames solicitors do necessary property conveyancing searches when they are instructed to act for a home purchaser - what specific searches?
When you are applying for a mortgage a mortgage lender insist that a specified set of searches, including the following Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage Search (Con29DW or personal) and Environment Search as well as any less common searches, like a Contaminated land Search.
We are buying in Walton On Thames. How can we find out if the house is in a conservation area?
Conservation areas classify areas of historical or architectural value. A solicitor will discuss what specific restrictions are in place for affected areas in Walton On Thames.