Conveyancing In Winchester Q & A's
If I want to build an extension or do other works once I move in, can I get a builder to visit to give me a quote?
There is nothing stopping you trying to organise this, so long as you set a date and time that’s acceptable to the vendor (or via their estate agent if they are unable to be there) and try to establish how long the process will take, so that this can be booked in.
This becomes particularly critical following a surveyor’s inspection where remedial works are identified and recommended. You can use the quote from the builder as a renegotiation tool on the asking price, if the work required is going to be particularly costly. If you decide to go down this route, it must be done before exchange of contracts (where you’re committing to the sale price) and you should inform your solicitor if you’ve had private discussions and agreements with the vendor over price for inclusion in the terms of the contract.
In about 6 weeks we are hoping to be moving from our terraced residence near Winchester to our new house in Whiteley what is the best point to choose a house removal firm?
Homeward Legal usually encourage home movers hold off arranging removals until such time as formal exchange of contracts as prior to this in all probability the firm move date wont have been set.
For a local firm John Stanley Removals, 1 Winnall Valley Rd, Winchester, SO23 0LD on 01962 832652 or Wessex Removals, Unit 4 Manor Farm Ind Est/Fulling Mill Lane/Easton, Easton, Winchester, SO21 1DG Phone: 01962 862970.
What conservation areas are there in Winchester?
These areas safeguard areas of historic or architectural significance. Easton, Exton and Hambledon are among the conservation areas in Winchester. A conveyancing lawyer will address the impact buying in a conservation area may have.
Is there a benefit to going to auction over a standard estate agent sale?
The majority of homes sold via an estate agent will be in a reasonable condition and usually modernised, whereas auction properties will often require a lot of modernisation or structural work before it can be lived in. That’s not to say you can’t use either for your sale, of course, irrespective of the state of the property.
Whichever option you choose, you should line up a focused, proactive solicitor on a fixed-fee agreement protected by a ‘No Completion, No Fee’ guarantee. You should appoint them as early as possible, too, so that the conveyancing work can start immediately – this is particularly important for auctions, as there is usually a four-week completion stipulation on its sale.
At Homeward Legal, we offer you’re the best quality service on all types of sale and purchase, including auctions, for competitively low fees protected by our 'No Completion, No Fee' guarantee. Try our online quote calculator or call our team on 0800 038 6699.
We plan to buy a home in the parish of Carisbrooke. Will a chancel search be needed?
Your property solicitor is likely to recommend that a chancel search is taken out. In Winchester's much older areas, chancel repair may be apportioned on owners of a home where Parochial Church Councils may have spared previous owners or tenants.