I am going to sell our freehold flat at a nearby auction at the end of the month, does your panel introduce any fast property lawyers in Yaxley ?
Frankly some property solicitors can be too passive which usually adds even more misery to selling a home.
Homeward Legals solicitors method is different - we always use state of the art technology and e conveyancing systems . Crucially , we always give you a conveyancing property lawyer prepared to communicate end to end throughout the chain .
Do I need to employ the law firm suggested by our local agent?
Agent referrals are a not uncommon path whereby buyers get a solicitor. If the agent is paid a referral fee, however, there is a risk that an agent may choose the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the most appropriate choice.
My lender is The Mortgage Works - what will I need to check?
In some cases, lenders have opted to reduce the size of their 'solicitor panel'. Homeward Legal can act for many lenders so that you will not be required to pay the lender's legal fees.
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.
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Which body keeps records for safeguarding the status of neglect conservation areas in Yaxley?
Following a campaign, English Heritage have conducted a survey and created a list of the state of repair of conservation areas in addition to the vulnerability to a decline in standards. Local conservation areas are designated by the local authority (Peterborough) who are responsible for the state of the area including things like modern telephone boxes, extensions and building materials used.
As a result of the fact that last year was second wettest year since 1920 we are worried that environmental searches aren't detailed enough?
A qualified conveyancing solicitor in Yaxley should always get additional rigorous conveyancing searches (environmental) from Landmark if the first searches identifies a local Yaxley flood risk.
You could also try to also speak to a neighbour or local resident for additional more peace of mind.
What’s the difference between exchange of contracts and completion?
When you exchange contracts, this means that you are agreeing to all the terms drawn up within the contract made between you on one side of the transaction, and the opposite party on the other side. It is from this point that you are legally obliged to go through with the transaction (unless you want to be subject to financial and/or legal penalties).
The completion of contracts is the point where you officially take over ownership of the property, receive the keys and can move in. All monies are transferred between the various parties and the conveyancing solicitor contacts the Land Registry to register the change of ownership to you.
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