An unanticipated event demand that we ideally need to expedite matters and exchange on the selling of our renovated leasehold flat in a narrow time frame, do Homeward Legal have any extra fast Yatton solicitors ?
Worryingly, a lot of house buying conveyancers are unhurried which usually adds even more stress to moving home. We only work with conveyancing property lawyers who are selected because they are client focused and endeavour to communicate by phone and email to the whole buyer and seller property chain .
Also our lawyers are picked because they have invested in premier integrated systems to drive through the sale of your property without hitch.
How much is stamp duty and land transaction tax?
The Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is based on a trigger threshold of £125,000, followed by a calculation of increasing percentages against the price bands, which are then added together:
- Less than £125,000 = 0%
- £125,000-£250,000 = 2%
- £250,000-£925,000 = 5%
- £925,000-£1,500,000 = 10%
- More than £1,500,000 = 12%
For example, a house bought for £450,000 will trigger SDLT at £12,500 (£0 for the first £125,000, £2,500 for the next £125,000, and £10,000 for the next £150,000 as the price falls in the first three bands).
What environmental concerns will contaminate land in Yatton, and will they be checked for thoroughly?
Many of contaminants caused by natural and human-influenced issues can reduce the value of property, and an environmental search should reveal if a house is impacted by local contaminants including limestone or gypsum quarrying.
What does the Yatton property solicitor advise if the house I am buying is in a conservation area in North Somerset and has unseemly windows fitted?
The local authority enquiries carried out by the solicitor during the conveyancing process will verify whether the Yatton property a designated conservation area proof of the appropriate permissions for alterations will be required.
Is a bankruptcy search a fee or disbursement?
Comparing conveyancing quotes is not always straightforward, given the various definitions different firms use to describe the same thing. This charge is a disbursement not a fee, and is passed on to the buyer at cost.
I have got a conveyancing quote from you. Will we be invoiced any additional fees?
No. Homeward Legal never hide any hidden extra charges. Some websites offer unrealistically low 'quotes' which are in fact estimates. The bill you receive on completion can be much greater.
Do I have to be present at viewings?
No, you don’t. It used to be the case that estate agencies were happy to leave the homeowner to show prospective buyers around. However, this has now been dispensed with because they won’t necessarily have the property skills and experience of dealing with and selling to a buyer. Therefore, the preference is usually that you should not be present in the home at all, although this can obviously be difficult with infirmity, working from home, and childcare.
The best option is to discuss this with the estate agent when you appoint them, so that you are aware of their expectations for each viewing, and they will be able to work around you if you have to be present in the home. Whether you are present or not, you should still take care not to be too messy and tidy up as much as possible prior to the viewing appointment, so that good impressions are maintained.
Our fixed fees and the 'No Completion, No Fee' guarantee alongside our results-focused solicitors mean that Homeward Legal is your best choice for the conveyancing. Find out more on 0800 038 6699.
What do I do if new and severe damage is found after moving in?
You should reasonably expect the home into which you’re moving to be cleared, clean and without additional damage. Of course, things can happen as removals can chip plaster, scratch or tear wallpaper, etc., but if there is significant damage that was not present before, it would be advisable to talk to your solicitor to see if there is any recourse for you on your seller.
You may also like to think about writing a clause into the contract that money will only be released after a cursory inspection of the premises to confirm that you are happy. This needs to be agreed with the seller’s solicitor, but the expectation is already raised. Beware that, in the chaos of the moving day, you can’t afford to delay things too much, so it’s a fine balance.