Conveyancing In Wigston Q & A's
What do I get for my money from an estate agent?
A good estate agent will be able to bring their local knowledge into your transaction and reduce the amount of stress you might experience as part of the whole moving experience.
Although it might seem that agents do very little for their clients, they will help you set the sale price for your home by using their knowledge of similar properties, a large part will involve marketing your home by expressing it in its best light online and through fliers, phone calls and emails, etc., they will conduct viewings with ay interested potential buyers, manage the negotiations on the offers as they come in and, by law, they will also have to take all necessary steps to ensure the buyer is serious about entering into the contract to purchase the property when an offer is made.
However good you believe your chosen estate agent to be, you should take time to read through the terms and conditions thoroughly to understand what you’re paying them and what you’re going to get for your money.
Is it easy to sell a house without using an estate agent?
It’s relatively straightforward to sell your own home without involving an estate agent, although you should be warned that it’s a time-consuming process (which is why agents set a certain fee to pay for their time in getting your home sold).
First you need to get a proper valuation of your home, which can be done by paying a chartered surveyor and registered valuer, or you can research the house prices in the area for similar properties to get an idea of how they are selling.
Once you are happy with the price, you can advertise the property (there are several free sites that allow you to do this). Legally, you’re required to obtain an Energy Performance Certificate for the property before putting it up for sale, so you’ll need to organize a registered energy assessor to create this for you. Then you can start arranging viewings and negotiate an agreed price with anyone who is interested.
We would recommend, however, that you sign up with an estate agent as they can do all the leg work for you. The key thing, though, is to understand their fees and rates before signing an agreement with them.
Is a deed of variation paid to the solicitor?
Disbursements and fees ought to be clearly identified on your conveyancing quote. This cost is a fee not a disbursement. It should be included in a conveyancing quote.
We have a property to purchase. How do we guarantee a fast conveyancing process?
Many buyers will, correctly, argue that moving faster is essential to is to employing a communicative solicitor. Consider the following when selecting:
- Do they use email?
- Do they use email?
- Did you experience any delays when requesting a quote?
When in the conveyancing process is it appropriate to find a conveyancing solicitor?
If you use a firm offering a 'no move, no fee' guarantee, the faster you instruct the better, as the legal work can begin straight away. Instructing a solicitor early can limit the risk of the sale or purchase falling though.
Will I need to get a chancel search? We are purchasing a Wigston home on the same street as a 17th Century glebe.
Chancel repair liability can require some Wigston home owners to contribute towards upkeep of a local church. As a consequence of a recent Act, interest over any affected land must be registered by October 2013. Your conveyancing solicitor can provide more details.
Will my legal fees hide any hidden fees?
Homeward Legal will never charge any extra, hidden costs whatsoever. Some solicitors only estimate conveyancing costs. The final bill you receive may be much more.
There are a lot of books about handling the legal side of home moving as a seller of a flat - Is it practicable to take care of the legals ourselves?
There is absolutely no argument why a buyer shouldn't take care of the greater majority of the legal and technical work without an instructed Wigston conveyancer. The truth is however that a conveyancer typically handles a large number of assignments including chasing completion statements or ensuring the seller is the rightful owner most of which need training. Above all do it yourself conveyancers are not covered by acceptable insurance that every legal firms are legally obligated to be covered by.