Conveyancing In Yaxley Q & A's
How long does it take to move house?
Those new to buying property are often surprised by how long the process can take from start to finish. There are several factors that come into play when determining how long your transaction will take from having your offer accepted to moving into your new home: The number of people involved in the chain (the shorter it is, the easier to manage and therefore shorter in duration potentially), problems with one or more buyers in the chain getting a mortgage offer, communication, management and many others.
The greatest time that needs to be set aside is for the conveyancing, which is the complex legal process of transferring ownership of the property from seller to buyer, replicated along the entire chain. Typically, the conveyancing can take an average of between eight and twelve weeks to complete, so, in reality, you should be thinking in terms of months.
However, if you appoint a results-focused and proactive solicitor, who will do everything possible to reduce the length of time, including talking to everyone involved in the chain, pushing for swift return of forms and documentation, and using modern technology to drive the process forward, you will stand a better chance of the conveyancing being a lot shorter. And the earlier you appoint them, the quicker they can get started on your transaction.
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For a fast completion to buy a £ 825,000 house, what should we do?
Finding a proactive and experienced conveyancer is the key to fast conveyancing. There are a range of tasks you as the buyer can also do. These include:
- ordering a property survey early in the transaction
- requesting status updates from the conveyancer regularly
- promptly completing and return any forms
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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We are buying in Yaxley. How do I check that the property is in a conservation area?
Parts of Yaxley considered be of historic or architectural significance, like picturesque villages, may be designated as conservation areas. The advantages of these restrictions include protection for trees and other flora, but they can add to maintenance costs. Your lawyer will advise further.
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 .
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.
What environmental concerns will contaminate land in Yaxley, and should they be a concern?
Several contaminants may lessen the value of Yaxley property, and factors like radioactive substances in the region will be reported on in environmental search results.