What are property searches in reference to?
Conveyancing searches are a pack of queries undertaken on your behalf, which may include a drainage search. Purchasers need to be aware that, searches only relate to issues with the property's title.
Should we get a chancel search? We are buying near a priory built in the 1400s in Woore.
Chancel liability repair costs can run into £100,000s, which owners of affected property will be compelled to pay on demand to the Woore Church council. Insurance may be available to protect a buyer should a Woore Parochial Church Council enforce liability. Church of England properties in the local area include S.Leonard.
If we are buying near Woore, in the parish of Whittington, do we need a chancel search?
The property lawyer might recommend a chancel search. Although some church councils have taken the decision to impose chancel repairs on the owners of affected property, it cannot be guaranteed that a parish where chancel repair fees have not been paid previously will not continue to be so, so indemnity insurance may be advisable even if liability is unlikely.
For fast conveyancing on the purchase of a £904,000 property, what should we do?
It is well established that instructing a proactive and experienced property lawyer is crucial to a faster move. There are a number of things you could do. These include:
- contacting your property lawyer regularly
- answering any queries raised by your property lawyer as soon as possible
- organising your finances, including arranging a mortgage
Should I organize a private purchase of items on the Fixtures and Fittings form?
This would be very unwise as the Fixtures and Fittings Form (TA10) forms part of the contract, and it lists all the items that the seller is planning to leave at the property with an agreed price for anything they want money for.
To try to organise a private sale outside of this clear and controlled process may result in difficulties later on in the process, which is precisely why this form is in place. If you want something to remain that’s not listed on the Fixtures and Fittings Form, raise a query through your solicitor so that negotiations may be formally carried out.
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Does homewardlegal.co.uk look after auction conveyancing in Woore?
Yes - We are very competent with property auction protocols. Usually unusual houses for example development properties, are purchased at property auctions which want additional fact-finding by the conveyancing lawyer. Lawyers therefore strongly suggest that bidders select a fast lawyer well before the property auction date to allow time for a full investigation of the property's legal title.