Conveyancing In Whitchurch Q & A's
What should I do about the transfer of ownership of the utility billing?
It is the responsibility of the former owners to inform the utilities firms (gas, electricity, water, etc.) that they are moving.
You should give your current suppliers at least 48 hours’ notice that you’re moving home and, when you leave your old property, you should take all the necessary readings and send them to your old supplier(s) along with your forwarding address, so that they can send you a final bill and sort out any credit you might be owed.
You should give your new utility suppliers at least 48 hours giving your personal details for the new property. When you move into your new property, you should take all the readings again and send them to the new suppliers so that they have a record of where to start the bills running.
Should we get a home surveyor to check for defects affecting this property purchase?
It is recommended that you book a building survey. There are many issues that can negatively affect a property, such as roof spread and wet rot.
In respect to the widespread flooding in Sept 2012 in South West England I am questioning whether environmental searches might not be detailed enough?
Conveyancing and environmental searches applied for by a conveyancing solicitor in Whitchurch should also include a more detailed search (Landmark) if the risk is deemed significant.
Sometimes buyers get in touch with a local resident for more local history or nearby Bristol and Avon flood repair expert - try Piper & Sons, 8 Winchester Street, Whitchurch, RG28 7AL Tel: 01962 925596.
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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What amount of time does conveyancing legal work take?
The number of weeks required to transact property is not wholly predictable. This is dependent on a number of considerations. These could include where a party does not quickly respond an enquiry. The national average is 8 to 12 weeks, but we work towards four to six weeks, wherever possible.