Conveyancing In Winchelsea Q & A's
I am purchasing a home, do we need 'conveyancing searches'?
These searches are a standard set of queries performed on behalf of the party intending to buy the property, which may include a local authority search. You should be aware that, conveyancing searches only relate to issues and defects relating to the property's legal title.
I have got a conveyancing quote from you. Might I have to pay any hidden fees?
No. Our solicitors do not hide any hidden costs. A Homeward Legal quote is an honest and accurate fee.
I’ve lost my gas/electrical certificates; will that stop me moving?
There is no legal imperative for you to provide either the gas or electrical safety certificates as the seller; you are required to provide a gas safety certificate on an annual basis, however, if you are planning on letting the property out. The Institution of Electrical Engineers recommends that an electrical certificate be updated at least every ten years or when the property is transferred to a new owner (every 5 years if you are letting the property out).
However, this usually means that this is the responsibility of the buyer with the onus on organising an inspection for a new certificate falling on them.
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What search enquiries should the conveyancer in Winchelsea conduct on a Winchelsea building?
The normal procedure will be to obtain Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage Search (Con29DW or personal), Environmental and Gypsum Mining Search and, depending on certain criteria, specific local Winchelsea searches, which may include a Limestone Search.
Will my assigned Winchelsea conveyancing solicitor in form me about the cost of the council tax on a Band C property prior to completion?
A solicitor will consult with the Rother local council to reveal the most up to date council tax rates, which will then be included in the conveyancing report on title. The latest council tax charges for residents of Winchelsea are tabled online at the Rother local authority site. As of 06 September 2012 rates are:
- Band A - £1,059.00
- Band B - £1,236.00
- Band C - £1,412.00
- Band D - £1,589.00
- Band E - £1,942.00
- Band F - £2,295.00
- Band G - £2,648.00
- Band H - £3,178.00