I have taken out a conveyancing quote from you. Could we be expected to pay any hidden costs?
No. Our solicitors will not charge any hidden extra charges for any reason. Your quote for conveyancing in Witham is an single, accurate price the legal expenses for your move.
Which factors will affect land in Witham. Will they be comprehensively investigated?
A range of contaminants may seriously affect land in Witham. Contaminants like shallow mining should be considered as part of the appropriate search.
Can I agree a sale price without involving an estate agent or solicitor?
This depends on whether you have signed up with an estate agent and what agreement is already in place. While it might seem unfair if you’ve found a buyer outside of the estate agency process and you’re expected to still pay the agent their fees on sale, you should be very careful about stepping outside the agreed terms and conditions since this is legally binding and you may face penalties as a result. Therefore, if you want to follow this course, it’s worth checking the details with a solicitor to ensure you’re following the letter of the law.
If you’re not with an agent, you can publicise your house details with a number of publications and online sites (some are free, others require a fee), but you’ll need to do all the legwork and administration. For a legal standpoint, you don’t need to appoint a solicitor to perform the conveyancing, but it would be an unwise option to pursue as you will probably have neither the training or experience in some its complexities, and you won’t have the protective indemnity insurance in the event of a problem arising with your work.
What causes the sale conveyancing process in Witham to have so many delays?
Witham conveyancing will occasionally be lengthy even in ideal circumstances. Some delays are out of the conveyancing solicitor's hands. Homeward Legal know the needless stress these can cause and aim to reduce their consequences by driving the sale or purchase forward. Delays can include waiting for responses from third parties.
Will the Witham solicitor apply for any searches on the Essex period detached cottage I am buying?
Normal procedure is to get these searches - Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environmental as well as any specific searches, like a Chancel.
Do I need to choose a conveyancing solicitor named by my estate agent?
If you choose a conveyancer referred through this route, you the agent is able to exert pressure on your behalf. However, if they are paid a referral fee, the agent may recommend the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the best solicitor for your needs.
Our lender will be Ulster Bank - is there anything I need to know?
In some cases, lenders have reduced their 'solicitor panel'. This can mean greater legal costs for purchasers. We will act for most UK mortgage lenders to ensure that you will not need to pay your lender's legal costs.