What do I provide to the solicitor on my house sale?
The list of documents required is quite simple, but will be required at different stages of the process (but ideally any forms should be completed and returned on the day of receipt and preferably delivered by hand or email).
- Proof of id
- Title deeds (if you have them; they might be lodged with the solicitor who handled the purchase of the property you are selling, or the mortgage company)
- Fixtures and Fittings Form (TA10)
- Property Information Form (TA6) – information on boundaries, disputes and complaints with neighbours, notices and proposals, alterations and planning consents, building regulations, electricity and gas certificates, guarantees and warranties, insurance, environmental matters affecting the property, rights and informal arrangements, parking, other charges, services, connection to utilities and services, and transaction information
- Copies of documents referenced in the PIF
- Leasehold or shared freehold documents
- Management Information Pack
- Energy Performance Certificate
Providing all this documentation as quickly as possible, as well as responding to arising questions throughout the conveyancing within a couple of hours will help to speed the conclusion of your transaction up considerably.
When my partner and I are buying a Whitefield property near a church constructed around the 13th Century, do you need a chancel search?
Chancel liability repair costs can run into £100,000s, which owners of affected property will be compelled to pay on demand to the Whitefield Church council. Indemnity policies can be arranged if chancel liability is likely to be enforced. The solicitor carrying out the legal work for your move will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary. Whitefield churches where a chancel search may be appropriate include All Saints, Stand and St Andrew.
The property being bought is on a brownfield land. Could the top-soil be contaminated by industrial waste like vanadium (V)?
The risks posed by soil contamination to Whitefield inhabitants are usually low. Other sources of contaminated land include water contaminants such as landfill leachate.
At what point should I find a solicitor?
With a firm offering a 'no move, no fee' conveyancing quote, the earlier in the process you can instruct a solicitor, the better. Instructing your solicitor earlier for a sale means that documents can be prepared earlier, considerably accelerating the whole process, whereas if you are buying you will the details of your Whitefield solicitor ready when you make an offer.
Would ordering a building survey be required if we are purchasing property in Whitefield?
It is highly recommended that all purchasers in Whitefield book a building survey if you are planning to buy in Whitefield. Buyers should be aware that there are a range of concerns that can affect a property, which include wet rot.
How much does our conveyancing searches cost?
With Homeward Legal, you will be required to pay at most £249 for a standard bundle of searches.
What are property searches?
These searches are a pack of enquiries performed for the buyer. Searches are unrelated to a building survey.