By Frances Traynor
19th October 2017
"Teamwork is the ability to work as a group towards the same vision."
Are you remortgaging, buying or selling your house or flat? Then you should instruct a conveyancing solicitor to complete the legal work for you.
Homeward Legal's property lawyers have years of conveyancing experience in Worcester and Worcestershire. Add that to our results-driven, speed-focused methods and it certainly means we complete the transaction in the shortest possible time.
Our property lawyers undertake all the conveyancing work for your move for a fixed fee.
We do not charge you any solicitors fees for buying and selling a home, if your Worcestershire house move does not complete.
With Worcester conveyancing expertise, our CQS solicitors will guide you through the legal process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
By road: Worcester is served by the M5, A44, A422 and A449. By rail: The nearest train station is Worcester Foregate. By air: Worcester is closest to Gloucestershire Airport (24 miles), Birmingham Airport (38), and Coventry Airport (50).
Hospital: Worcester Royal, Charles Hastings Way, Worcester, WR5 1DD. Council: Worcester City (www.worcester.gov.uk).
Attractions: Hanbury Hall, Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings, Worcester Cathedral, Worcester Woods Country Park, Museum of Royal Worcester, and Worcester Racecourse.Q.
Our company often work for buyers and sellers at both local and national auctions. Canny buyers will choose a suitable conveyancing company as early as practicable for a thorough investigation of the property's legal title well in advance of the auction. This means that they will be able to complete the conveyancing work well within the four-week timescale expected of auctions.
For the best and clearest quote, why not try our quote calculator? Or, if you want to talk to someone, you could call our expert auction team on 0800 038 6699. All our quotes are backed up with a 'No Move, No Fee' guarantee.Q.
The solicitor responsible for your move might suggest that a chancel search is necessary. Chancel repair can be imposed on the owners of a property where Parochial Church Councils may have spared previous owners or tenants. This is no guarantee that they will continue not to charge you as the new owner. Even if liability is unlikely, indemnity insurance is a sensible precaution.Q.
A range of contaminants caused by human activities from industrial and agricultural use has the potential to affect property. Contaminants like limestone- or gypsum-quarrying and radioactive substances in the region should be considered as part of the appropriate search. Your solicitor will highlight the details of the findings in the report on title.Q.
You should be provided your new home’s council tax band within the title report prepared by your solicitor. The latest tax charges for Worcester are set out at the Worcester City local authority site. For the 2017/2018 tax year, Worcester residents were required to pay:
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There is no legal argument why a home-mover can’t adopt a DIY approach and carry out the legal and technical work without the help of an instructed property lawyer in Worcester. The truth is, however, that a Worcester property solicitor handles a large number of jobs (ranging from chasing notices or share certificates to apportioning ground rents), which need a skilled professional. Essentially DIY lawyers will not be covered by acceptable professional indemnity insurance which practising firms and their
solicitors are obligated to have. Call our experts on 0800 038 6699 to find out what Homeward Legal can do for you, and to receive you fixed-fee quote.Q.
It is not always obvious whether a particular charge is a fee or disbursement. This charge, though, is a fee not a disbursement, and should be included in your conveyancing quote and not as a separate charge. Any associated disbursement costs will, however, be passed on.Q.
Some mortgage lenders and brokers have opted to reduce the size of their 'solicitor panel', which means that they are likely to pass on their legal costs to you. Homeward Legal’s solicitors are able to act for the majority of mortgage lenders, thus preventing them from inflating your legal bill.Q.
'Gazumping' takes place when the first buyer's offer is accepted, and then rejected, by the home-owner, in preference of a greater offer. The chance of gazumping exists for almost any purchase, regardless of the state of the market. Instructing a conveyancing solicitor as soon as you can to handle your transaction should help to reduce the likelihood of gazumping. Why not give our waiting team a call on 0800 038 6699 for your fixed-fee quote protected by our ‘No Move, No Fee’ guarantee? Or try our online quote calculator.Q.
We never hide any additional costs. A Homeward Legal conveyancing quote is an accurate fee.Q.
Conveyancing searches ranges in cost. Searches are paid to a third party, and are charged 'at cost'.Q.
Finding a proactive solicitor is essential to buying faster. Additionally, there are various jobs you, as the buyer, could do to speed up the legal work, including, pushing the solicitor to begin enquiries as soon as possible, promptly completing and return any forms and organising your finances.Q.
Our company often work for bidders at auction. Our panel of conveyancing lawyers have previously been instructed by numerous buyers and sellers at local Worcester residential property auctions including Acuitus, Allsop (Commercial), Allsop (Residential), Auction House London, Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Brendons Auctioneers, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers Norris.
Canny buyers will choose a suitable conveyancing company asap for a thorough investigation of the property's legal title well in advance of the auction. Q.
This takes place when the first buyer's offer is accepted, and then rejected, by the home owner, in preference to a greater offer. The chance of gazumping exists for almost any purchase. Instructing a conveyancing solicitor as soon as you can to handle your transaction should help to reduce the likelihood of gazumping.Q.
A residential property solicitor will carry out standard formal property environmental searches that should include Worcester flood risk area information. A significantly more specialist search (e.g. Landmark) could possibly be advised by a Worcester conveyancing solicitor if the results of the environmental search highlight a flood risk.Q.
Chancel liability repair costs can run into £100,000s, which owners of affected property will be compelled to pay on demand to the Worcester Church council. A number of sources are used to identify liability, including parish archives. Worcester church properties where chancel liability may apply include St Mark in the Cherry Orchard, St Stephen, Old St Martin and St Stephen.