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Updated: 08/03/14 by Tony Lilleystone
The importance of choosing the right conveyancing solicitor for your home sale or purchase cannot be underestimated.
On average, an estimated 35% of UK property transactions fall through after an offer has been accepted. At Fridaysmove we work with the best and most communicative property lawyers to ensure your move doesn’t suffer the same fate.
Your conveyancing lawyer will have expert local knowledge, technical expertise to protect both you and your investment, and digital links with local authorities. This enables us to provide you, and all our customers, with an unparalleled conveyancing service.
Once you choose Fridaysmove, you will get your solicitor’s direct line, a iron-cast Conveyancing Fee Guarantee (absolutely nothing is hidden in our terms and conditions), and a no move no fee promise. Your assigned solicitor will be your one point of contact, right through to the successful completion of your move.
We are here to make your move happen so call us on 033 0660 0286 or get a free conveyancing quote online.
If you are selling a property, your conveyancing solicitor will draft a sale contract and handle a series of legal enquiries made by the buyer's solicitor.
If buying, your solicitor conducts thorough due diligence into the property's title, the land upon which it sits and local and environmental issue. They make sure that the seller actually owns the property, that any mortgage is correctly administered and that the property is correctly registered with the Land Registry.
If the property is leasehold, further enquiries must be made about the lease itself, as well as any obligations you will have as the owner such as service charges, ground rent, repair obligations and responsibility for costs of upkeep and repair.
It doesn't end there either, as your lawyer must consider a wide range of other factors depending in the property and its location.
You don't always get what you pay for. In fact, a higher price doesn't ensure higher service or speed at all. There are slow, expensive and old-fashioned lawyers - and there are nimble, efficient solicitors who care about their reputation, and charge an unbeatable rate for unparalleled service. The best conveyancing quotes are those that clearly state everything they include, with no fees hidden in the terms.
Many firms don't actually provide a Fixed Fee Quote, they give estimates instead. Some advertise a low upfront cost, but when it comes to complete the sale or purchase of your home, the final bill will be much bigger.
A common excuse for this practice is that the exact details of individual cases vary, and your solicitor might have to do additional work to make sure that the process is a success. Even if yours is one of the rare cases which do become more complex, most additional costs are entirely predictable. These are often expenses which arise during most Conveyancing transactions, and which should be made clear upfront.
For example , many Solicitors hide additional fees in their terms and conditions for things like:
(See our comprehensive list of hidden fees).
All title plans tend to be to a small scale and do not show precise boundary features. You should always satisfy yourself from your own knowledge of a property that the plan accurately shows everything that you expect to be buying. Any discrepancies or questions should be reported directly to your solicitor.
Plans may indicate that a property benefits from a right of way along a private access road. This is an attractive proposition to buyer seeking more privacy or peace and quiet. However, such rights are often subject to an obligation to contribute towards the upkeep of this road, precisely because they are private and therefore not maintained by the local council. In such cases, we recommend that buyers check the condition of a property before they make a final commitment.
Written consent of the Council must be obtained before trees at the property subject to a Tree Preservation Order are lopped, topped or felled. Tree Preservation Orders are made by the Council under the Town & Country Planning Act 1990, and associated Regulations, in order to protect individual trees, groups of trees, and trees in defined areas or woodlands.
With few exceptions (the exemption being fruit trees in commercial orchards), it is an offence to top, lop, fell, uproot, wilfully damage or wilfully destroy a tree protected by an Order, without the formal written consent of the Local Planning Authority. If you remove trees or do work to them without permission you could be prosecuted. You or your tree contractor can usually apply for work to protected trees on standard forms. If you want to remove trees, you may be required the Council to plant replacements of the same species and in the same location.
Trees make an important contribution to the character of the local environment. Anyone proposing to cut down, top or lop a tree in a conservation area, whether or not it is covered by a tree preservation order, has to give notice to the local authority. The authority can then consider the contribution the tree makes to the character of the area and if necessary make a tree preservation order to protect it.
All local authorities will have development plans for their areas within their planning departments and these are not released to Conveyancers as part of the local search result, although reference is commonly made to their availability for inspection. We recommend that you must visit the local authority to inspect these plans in the event that you have any concerns regarding the Councils proposals for development within their area, particularly if your property benefits from views over, or is adjacent to, open land.
Your Solicitor will be aware of the procedures involved with properties that are new build, as procedures can be a little different. A completion date has not always been decided by the time of contract exchanges. Any cash incentives that are offered by the developer should be looked into by your Conveyancer.
|Freehold House Purchase|
Basevi Way, Greenwich, London, SE8
|Sale of Leasehold|
Bodley Road New Malden, KT3 5QH
|Sale of Leasehold Flat|
Warburton Court, Victoria Road, Ruislip, HA4
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