Conveyancing In Woolton Q & A's
Is it necessary that we get a chancel search? We are purchasing a Woolton apartment near church grounds.
There are 15000 Church of England and Church of Wales parishes throughout the UK. Owners of property within some of these may be required to contribute towards the cost of the repair of a local church. A chancel search will confirm whether liability for Woolton properties is likely to exist. A solicitor will be able to advise further.
Can you confirm how to defer paying out for stamp duty to the Revenue?
We do not recommend purchasers expose their finances to any form of stamp duty mitigation. These schemes are highly expensive and , if the scheme fails, you may be charged a penalty of up to 100% of the stamp duty amount owed.
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.
How long will we budget for conveyancing need in Woolton?
In general, the time needed to transfer property does vary, according to a broad set of issues which may affect the property including situations where another party does not quickly respond an enquiry. We strive to ensure the matter receives communicative and proactive service, resulting in the fastest possible outcome.
May the charges for our conveyancing hide any extra fees?
No. Homeward Legal will not charge any hidden extra costs. Some solicitors' firms will give a low estimate, not an accurate quote, meaning that your final bill could be much higher.