Conveyancing In Woodford Green Q & A's
What exploration into the risk of flooding to properties in Essex will a Woodford Green conveyancer report on for an Edwardian property I am going to purchase?
The lawyer will apply for standard environmental searches that will include Woodford Green flood risk information.
As a result of the catastrophic flooding in the UK in April 2012 I am questioning whether conveyancing and environmental searches may not be thorough enough?
A competent conveyancing solicitor in Woodford Green will suggest that you get additional specialist food risk searches if the standard searches spots a any kind of risk of flooding in Woodford Green.
It may be prudent to converse with a next door neighbour for additional further local history or nearby Essex flood repair builder like Revival Co (North & East London) Ltd, 400 Roding La South, Woodford Green, IG8 8EY Tel: 020 8550 4220.
If I’m renting out rooms in my house, do I need to appoint a solicitor?
No, you don’t, because there is no legal imperative for you to do so. However, it’s not as straightforward as simply leasing out a room to a renter because there are certain provisions that must be met in order to protect you as the renter and the person renting the room.
This depends on the room and where it is in the property, state of the plumbing, insurance, and a number of other factors. You’ll also need to draw up a tenancy agreement to ensure demarcation and rights for both parties. While you won’t necessarily need a solicitor involved, it’s worth contacting a letting agency who will have the experience and knowledge to ensure you have everything in place. Be aware that any advice you seek from professionals may come with a fee, so it would be worth shopping around first.
When should I book a removals firm?
It’s very tempting to get wrapped in the excitement of moving home and wanting to get everything sorted out and in the diary. But, if you book a removals firm too early, prior to the exchange of contracts (when the date and time of completion is legally set), you risk the possibility that the date might change, thereby having to pay a fee to the removals firm to change the plans.
There is nothing stopping you in contacting a selection of firms to get a quote for removal and to negotiate the possibility of pencilling a date in but ensure you obtain agreement that this is subject to change and confirmation.
Are there many areas of conservation in Woodford Green?
Areas considered to be of historical or architectural value, like historic transport links, may be recorded as conservation areas. Your solicitor will provide more details.
What should I do about the transfer of ownership of the utility billing?
It is the responsibility of the former owners to inform the utilities firms (gas, electricity, water, etc.) that they are moving.
You should give your current suppliers at least 48 hours’ notice that you’re moving home and, when you leave your old property, you should take all the necessary readings and send them to your old supplier(s) along with your forwarding address, so that they can send you a final bill and sort out any credit you might be owed.
You should give your new utility suppliers at least 48 hours giving your personal details for the new property. When you move into your new property, you should take all the readings again and send them to the new suppliers so that they have a record of where to start the bills running.
Is homewardlegal.co.uk set up to handle fast completions on the legal conveyancing of auction properties in Woodford Green?
Our solicitors and licensed conveyancers in Woodford Green do frequently handle the legal work for auction buyers and sellers. We tend to advocate bidders to decide on a SRA regulated conveyancing company in advance of the auction to allow enough time for an investigation of the auction pack.
Which issues help with aiming for fast conveyancing?
Many buyers will, correctly, argue that contacting a proactive conveyancer is crucial to a fast conveyancing transaction. Beyond that, there are a range of things you as the buyer could do to get moving sooner, including, contacting your conveyancer regularly, replying to your conveyancer by phone, fax or email and organising your finances.