In about four weeks we are anticipating to move out of our period home in Woking to a new property in Windlesham . What is the optimum stage to select a home removal company?
Homeward Legal usually advise that home buyers and sellers put off booking a removals company until after the contracts have exchanged as in all probability an agreed moving date wont have been agreed.
Try Carrs Removals, 23a Martland Industrial Estate, Woking, GU22 0RQ Call: 01784 438743 or Marshall & MacIntosh, Unit 23a Martland Ind Units/Smarts Heath La, Woking, GU22 0RQ Telephone: 01483 725251.
We are buying on a new development brownfield land. Can the topsoil still be contaminated?
Measures are taken on a national level to identify and remediate topsoil contamination. Land may also be contaminated by other sources, including groundwater contamination.
What’s the difference between residential and commercial conveyancing?
In essence, there is very little difference between the tasks needed for residential conveyancing against commercial conveyancing. The real difference comes in the type of property and the purpose for which it is intended to be used.
The majority of residential transactions are freehold, whereas commercial transactions are almost exclusively leasehold, and commercial property conveyancing searches will tend to be more expensive because the structure and land will occupy a greater space on average than that for residential property.
How early is it wise to speak to a conveyancing solicitor to act on our sale?
In the vast majority of cases, earlier is preferable. Some sources advocate holding off instruction until an offer has been firmly agreed, but delays can risk the other side pulling out, particularly in uncertain market conditions.
I am going to buy with Lloyds TSB Scotland - what will I need to check?
Some lenders have reduced their 'solicitor panel', which may result in increased legal costs for purchasers. Homeward Legal, however, are able to act on behalf of many lenders to keep legal costs to a minimum.
We are intending to buy a rectory in Little Bookham. Will a chancel search be compulsory?
A conveyancer is likely to recommend a chancel search, regardless of the parish in which the house being purchased is found. Through some Parochial Church Councils have chosen to charge chancel repairs on the current owners, a conveyancing solicitor cannot verify that a parish in which lay rectors have not been expected to pay chancel repair dues recently will continue to be free from liability. It is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.
Might it be an unrealistic idea to take care of DIY conveyancing on my own.
There is no argument why a home buyer cannot decide to conduct conveyancing without the help of a qualified Woking conveyancer. In reality however, a conveyancer in Woking typically handles a significant number of skilled tasks including approving completion statements and apportioning service charges some of which require the relevant training.
Even more importantly do it yourself conveyancers might come a cropper applicable insurance that solicitors firms are required to be covered by.