Is contaminated land in Woolwich a concern?
Land in Woolwich can be contaminated by numerous natural causes and human activities, and an environmental search will reveal the extent to which a specific plot of land may be affected by Woolwich contaminants such as infilled land and other sources of contaminated land.
Who do I give the appliance warranties to if they are being left at the property I’m selling?
If you are leaving what is generally termed ‘white goods’ at the property you are selling, which are still in warranty, the documentation should be given to your solicitor so that any warranties can be given to the buyer’s solicitor as part of the contract.
Note that, should you be leaving any electrical (or other) items at the property, this should be made clear on the Fixtures and Fittings Form (TA10) and agreed as early as possible between you and the buyers, particularly if you want financial recompense in so doing.
Which local authority looks after Woolwich?
Woolwich is located in Royal Borough of Greenwich, The Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington Street, London, SE18 6HQ, phone: 020 8854 8894
Our mortgage lender is Santander, what will I need to be aware of?
Until recently, almost all conveyancing solicitors could act for the large mortgage lenders. Buyers should consider that some lenders have limited the firms who can act for them, which may result in greater conveyancing costs for property buyers. We can act for many mortgage lenders.
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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Does your company specialise the legal conveyancing of auction properties in Woolwich?
Homeward Legal is very competent with auction buyers and sellers. Traditionally hard to value lots such as properties for investment, are bought at auction which need increased fact-finding. Homeward Legal therefore strongly suggest purchasers to choose a residential conveyancing lawyer in advance of the day of the auction for a detailed review.
Can Woolwich brownfield land soil still be contaminated?
There are legislative rules imposed to restrict top-soil contamination. The local authority for Woolwich will be able to provide more detail on cases of contamination.
What do I get for my money from an estate agent?
A good estate agent will be able to bring their local knowledge into your transaction and reduce the amount of stress you might experience as part of the whole moving experience.
Although it might seem that agents do very little for their clients, they will help you set the sale price for your home by using their knowledge of similar properties, a large part will involve marketing your home by expressing it in its best light online and through fliers, phone calls and emails, etc., they will conduct viewings with ay interested potential buyers, manage the negotiations on the offers as they come in and, by law, they will also have to take all necessary steps to ensure the buyer is serious about entering into the contract to purchase the property when an offer is made.
However good you believe your chosen estate agent to be, you should take time to read through the terms and conditions thoroughly to understand what you’re paying them and what you’re going to get for your money.