What length of time should the legal work to transact a home usually need, on average? We are selling in Woodford Wells.
The number of weeks needed to transact a property is not wholly predictable, affected by a handful of concerns including if it is a leasehold property being transferred. Our conveyancing solicitors work hard to ensure each client receives fast and efficient service.
We are buying on a Woodford Wells brownfield land. Is the soil potentially contaminated?
Soil contamination by industrial waste, including metals, will have occurred in parts of Woodford Wells. The local authority for Woodford Wells will be able to provide more detail on cases of contamination.
Should I change the locks after I move in?
It would be a wise move to replace the locks upon moving into your new home, for peace of mind if nothing else. Although you may have received a number of copies of the keys, you may not know accurately whether that bunch constitutes every copy.
Although changing the locks will be an extra cost, you may find that buildings insurance may look on the move favourably, too.
Need guidance on what to expect from the conveyancing and legal work associated with your planned move? Call our team at Homeward Legal on 0800 038 6699 and they'll get you set up today.
Does your solicitors firm handle the conveyancing of auction properties in Woodford Wells?
Our company is highly experienced with residential property auction conveyancing. It is not unusual for unusually constructed houses such as thatched cottages, are listed in auctions which require supplementary exploration by the conveyancing lawyer. We therefore strongly encourage that buyers decide on a CQS conveyancing company before the actual auction for a review of the legal papers for the lot.
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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Is there an organisation that holds any published record on the upkeep of the conservation areas in Woodford Wells?
Following a campaign, English Heritage have conducted a survey and created a list in relation to the condition of conservation areas in Redbridge and throughout England in addition to the vulnerability to deterioration. Conservation are issues, for example paths or ugly highway signs are overseen by Redbridge.
As a result of the fact that last year was second wettest year since 1920 I am thinking that property conveyancing searches won't be sufficient?
A thorough lawyer in Woodford Wells will also get environmental searches if the standard search spots a any kind of Woodford Wells flooding risk.
For added history you may be able to contact a local resident.