I have found abundant handbooks on the subject of doing your own legal work e.g. Buying, Selling and Letting Property by David Hampshire. Do I need to spend money on a property lawyer in Whissendine ?
Theoretically speaking there are no arguments why you cannot decide to carry out the your own conveyancing without assistance.
That said, a conveyancing solicitor juggles a large array of actions such as chasing completion statements and registering the new title owner many of which need a qualified solicitor. Additionally solicitors firms are compelled to get relevant insurance cover to safeguard you from any professional failures made by the lawyer.
Would the home's fixtures and fittings list things like a dishwasher?
Mainly, fixtures are fixed to walls and other surfaces and fixtures are free-standing. The need to clarify this is often overlooked, hence the importance of a complete fixtures and fittings form, agreed by both parties.
A right of way on the property I’m buying is redundant, but how do I get it removed from the deeds and registry?
A right of way through the grounds of a property is probably an inheritance before other building in the vicinity occurred that has since made the passage through redundant.
But, while having the right of way registered with the deeds means that feasibly someone could insist that they use it (as their public right), but, if they can’t access where the right of way originally led, it makes it a pointless activity.
It’s so unlikely that anyone will want to do this that you have to weigh up the cost of the legal process to get the right of way officially removed against not proceeding. However, if you are at all worried, talk to your solicitor so that it can be investigated further as part of the conveyancing, at which point they can guide you on the appropriate action and the associated costs (this will be in addition to the standard fees for the conveyancing and your solicitor will advise of this additional cost).
Homeward Legal's solicitors provide transparent quotes, detailing what is included in the fees and disbursements and will help with estimates for additional legal work. So, now is the best time to get your conveyancing under way on 0800 038 6699.
If there are outstanding works approved in the planning consent, can I still use it?
Generally speaking, planning permission legally has to have an expiry date, which is usually for a period of three years from approval for the building work to start (and not necessarily complete, unless the consent has a suitable caveat).
This means that the consent is against the property and the intended construction rather than the person who made the application. As such, if the planning consent remains within the expiry period, the agreement is transferrable to the new owner of the property.
Your solicitor will be able to provide further advice, once enquiries with the local authority have been satisfactorily completed as part of the conveyancing.
Monmouthshire Building Society will be our mortgage lender - what will I need to check?
Buyers in Whissendine should be aware that, over the last two years, some lenders have reduced their 'solicitor panel', resulting in increased conveyancing costs for house purchasers if the lender insists upon their own lawyer . Homeward Legal, however, can act on behalf of many lenders in the UK.