Do you know what to look for in a good conveyancer? Do you know what to avoid? To help you on the hunt for the perfect property solicitor we’ve outlined the top six conveyancing truths you really need to know.
When searching for a solicitor, what is it you look for? Reputation? Communication? Trust? We’ve used data from a recent article in Modern Law Magazine to find out just what homebuyers need in a top quality conveyancer.
Tenants of commercial premises who want to dispose of their premises will have to obtain their landlords’ consent if they want to transfer (or ‘assign’) the lease to someone else. This also applies to under-letting or sub-letting....
It is very common for commercial leases to be contracted out of the security of tenure provisions set out on the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. In broad terms, this piece of legislation provides a tenant with an automatic right to renew an existing lease save where the landlord can satisfy certain gr
Recent figures have provoked a debate as to the need for Stamp Duty to be abolished or at least substantially amended. Yet the chances of buyers in England or Wales seeing any real changes still look remote.
Property owners and buyers should also be on the alert for property fraud. The Land Registry has set up a fraud hotline and has also introduced a number of services which can help property owners to protect themselves against fraud.
Writing about bats on Halloween seems highly appropriate as they are often associated with this festival. But while sticking plastic bats round your house might be a bit of a joke having the real thing in your home is no laughing matter.
All homebuyers should support the Stamp Out Stamp Duty
campaign just launched by the Taxpayers Alliance. Their campaign has just been
launched with the aim of getting this unfair property tax abolished. Stamp Duty Land Tax (to give it its full name) is calculated
on the purchase price of homes...
Many people like the idea of a seaside home. But when looking for such a property, think twice about how it might be affected by flooding from the sea, or the damage that can be caused when heavy gales blow salt-spray and sand far inland.
Mortgage lenders Halifax and Nationwide both report some growth in average house prices in the UK since the same time last year. This is confirmed by the Land Registry’s house price index for February.
But it’s ‘jam tomorrow’ for homeowners who want to buy an existing property rather than a new one, as the part of the package intended to help them will not come into operation until January next year.
Dispelling the myth around flood riskThere are a number of misconceptions about the risk of flooding in the UK. Given the increasing occurrence of flooding across the country, we address some of these misconceptions below:"The property is on a hill"Access to and from the property could still...
Reading comments from many Conveyancing Solicitors on Law Society chief executive Desmond Hudson’s call for more progress towards electronic Conveyancing, I was struck by how many called for standardisation of the contract and pre-contract enquiries.
New homes are often advertised with Equity Loans being available to approved buyers, under the FirstBuy scheme. Equity loans offer an alternative to the Shared Ownership scheme for people having difficulty buying a home buying a home, by providing a top-up loan of up to 20% of the price.
Shared Ownership Conveyancing explainedShared Ownership Conveyancing can sometimes appear unnecessarily complicated to homebuyers. Your Conveyancing Solicitor will ask if you are intending to own the property as joint tenants or tenants in common – but as you are buying a property, not...
When two or more people buy a home together, they must decide which one of the two forms of co-ownership they want to use. This is a straightforward guide to help buyers choose which is suitable for them. A Conveyancing Solicitor will advise on which is appropriate, but this should help you...
Derek Porter has been a qualified chartered surveyor since 1975. With some 37 years of experience he has earned the much coveted Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS). With such a wealth of experience we had to ask him about some of the things he has encountered...
An article recently published in the Investors Chronicle highlights the benefits to investors of buying up ground rents. This refers to the practice of buying the freeholds of leasehold properties. Such ground rents are often offered for sale in property auctions.
You can increase the pace of a house purchase if you contact a Conveyancing Solicitor as soon as you start looking. This is so that your lawyer can carry out procedures such as ID checks at the earliest stage.
Environmental Issues are a concern for all but in Leicester they have the "Greening The Laughs" programme, led by the Leicester Comedy Festival and Leicester City Council, has been nominated for an award for it. The programme exists to lower the carbon footprint of the annual Leicester Comedy...
Many homes in London were former council properties which have subsequently been sold to sitting tenants. When councils sell under the statutory discount scheme, various provisions will automatically be incorporated in any transfer made pursuant to the Act.
Housing association-owned houses often have restrictions registered against the title, preventing any transfer of the property except with the consent of the housing corporation. The Conveyancing of this London home was an exception however.
When Laura Gill handled the conveyancing in Nottingham for a house in Huntley Close, Clifton, Nottingham NG8, she found that the mines and minerals had previously been excluded from the property and there was mention of an old mining lease.
As much as we try to push transactions through in the minimal amount of time, conveyancing can only ever move at the pace of the slowest cog in the machine. This Conveyance in Southport was lucky as we had acted on the flat next door.
The government has named a series of ‘enterprise zones’ designed to rebuild and shape local economies throughout the UK; amongst the new zones is the Northampton Waterside.
The zones will benefit from discounts on business rates, new super-fast broadband, lower levels of planning control and...
Oldham Conveyancing "planning consents" that is!Fridaysmove's Oldham Conveyancing team was instructed in April to act in the sale of a freehold detached house in Royton OL2, a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, Greater Manchester, and formerly part of Lancashire. Peapod...
Stewart Sherman is a Chartered Surveyor with over 16 years experience of surveying in the UK. We asked Stewart about the 10 most common problems he finds whilst conducting surveys: His answers were as follows:DampWet RotDry RotFlat roof failureAsbestosCast iron rainwater goodsHigh ground...
The Campaign for the Abolition of Residential Leaseholds would like to see the end of what they claim are a vestige of feudal times. And as a conveyancer, I have to say that I have a good deal of sympathy with their campaign, and I suspect that many lawyers will agree.
Buildings insurance may not be at the top of your mind when buying a flat. But the recent story of an apartment block damaged by a gas explosion should act as reminder to all flat owners to check their buildings insurance and its coverage.
The state of the roof is a concern as the cost of remedy is high. Often, buyers are unaware of problems that await as the roof is hard to view, innaccesible and may be 'patched up'. A recent Property Survey in Liverpool is a cautionary tale:
Following a HomeBuyer Report in Leeds on Asquith Avenue, the surveyor recommended a complete re-roofing of the Home which, assuming the majority of slate tiles could be re-used, would still likely cost in excess of £10,000!
The Yorkshire and Clydesdale Banks have recently announced that as from the middle of April 2012, all new applicants for their Conveyancing Solicitor panels must have CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) accreditation.
Desmond Hutton, Chief Executive of the Law Society, has revealed that Estate Agents are advising HSBC mortgage borrowers about potential conveyancing delays resulting from the HSBC's recent lender panel cull.
Our client, Mr F, was contemplating buying a semi-detached bungalow so he ordered a Home Buyers Survey in Leigh-on-Sea. Thanks to the Surveyor’s sharp eye, Mr F would be perfectly within his rights to re-negotiate the price of the Leigh-on-Sea property
Our client Mr S was made aware of work that needed to be carried out on a late-Victorian home. The Property Survey in London reported issues with the fasciae and soffits and on-going repairs to stop damp penetrating the main walls of the house.
This Property Survey in Peterborough found that the outside and living areas of the property was in excellent shape. The Surveyor would have thought he was going to have a very easy day at the office, until he lifted himself into the roof space.
Mr N, was concerned that, although the 1990s property appeared to be in excellent condition, it may contain some hidden flaws. The gravest damage reported by the Property Survey in London was a loose step leading to the front door.
Our client, Mr L, asked Fridaysmove to commission a Home Buyers Survey in Gosport to investigate an Edwardian property. When the local Surveyor, Mr E, returned his assessment, Mr L may have needed to upgrade his tool shed.
A Home Buyers Survey in Somerset has found that a collapsed drain beneath a bungalow in the village of Phillip St Norton had already caused significant damage. But the greatest concern was that the movement was ongoing.
The value this Home Buyers Survey in Preston placed on the two-bedroom home was significantly over the market average for houses in Lancashire’s administrative centre. We investigate how the Surveyor arrived at his valuation.
Due to the property’s age, our client wisely opted for a Home Buyers Survey in Warwickshire. They wanted to ensure that it was not nearing the end of its economic life. Unfortunately, that is exactly what the Chartered Surveyor found.
Mr and Mrs H asked Fridaysmove to organise a Home Buyers Survey in Hertfordshireon a former local authority house. They were advised that the property was a reasonable purchase, if they were prepared to do some home handiwork.
A Property Survey in London has warned our client, Ms W, that asbestos paint may cause health risks if disturbed. She should seek advice before conducting any repair work on the ceilings of the Islington home.
A Home Buyers Survey in St Neots found the property to be in good condition. However, it was the Surveyor's opinion that, even thought it was free from defects, the property was significantly overpriced.
Mr S contacted Fridaysmove to organise a Building Survey in London. He was considering spending the considerable sum of £625,000 on a property in Clapham, South London. The Chartered Surveyor, Mr O, harboured major concerns regarding the safety of the electrical wiring.
A Chartered Surveyor has been stumped during a Home Buyers Survey in Leigh-on-Sea. In a rare event, the Surveyor could find nothing, absolutely nothing, to raise concerns about. The home was in excellent condition.
A Property Survey in London has found a home in need of significant restoration as wet rot was devouring its timbers. Viewed from the street, the 1920s property was visibly dilapidated. The interior proved to be its saving grace.
The Law Society say that proposed changes to the Property Information Form (TA6) will reduce the sale fall-through rate. However, the best way to stop buyers pulling out post-offer, is to engage a Conveyancing Solicitor before you find a buyer.
Our client wanted a Property Survey in Manchester to assess a Victorian flat in Manchester's Didsbury area. The HomeBuyer Report they recieved was good news. There were no apparent major faults. The client could now settle into the relaxed Didsbury lifestyle.
Extensive adaptations to a Batley property have raised concerns in a Home Buyers Survey in West Yorkshire. The Building Survey reported the 1960s property to be in good structural condition, however a Solicitor would need to run a careful eye over the renovations.
A Home Buyers Survey in Horsham has estimated the value of a 1970s home to be around £15,000 less than the price being asked. The Surveyor noted two major factors that influenced his decision: poor construction practices and the area’s high crime rate
An Edwardian country home valued at £500,000 has revealed signs of dampness during a Home Buyers Survey in Norwich. The HomeBuyer Report urged the buyer to remedy the moisture problem immediately to avoid further damage.
Before investing in this beautiful old Great Yarmouth hotel, the prospective buyers asked a Chartered Surveyor to conduct a Property Survey on the Victorian-era guesthouse. Located near the centre of the busy holiday town, the hotel was set back from the North Sea by only one block. The...
A Building Survey in Peterborough conducted on a late-19th Century property revealed some outmoded building techniques that were now causing problems. He noted the age of the property and raised concerns about high damp readings.
The SRA reports that a company called Gokciler & Co Ltd at 88 Bowyer Road, Alum Rock, Birmingham, B8 1ES, was masquerading as a subsidiary of legitimate Conveyancing firm Gokciler Solicitors. The cloned firm was set up in an attempt to defraud would-be Conveyancing clients.
The BBC asked Adam Sampson, the Chief Legal Ombudsman, to comment on leavened legal fees. Sampson said that a quarter of complaints to his office raised the issue of fees. Many of the complaints, he said, were based on clients not understanding their Solicitors.
A Victorian home in Hackney was worth the £550,000 asking price, according to a Building Survey in London. However, the Chartered Surveyor added that some further investigations were required to ensure the buyer was not taking on the burden of significant remedial works.
A public toilet in Icknield Street in Hockley has been sold at a Birmingham Property Auction for the seemingly 'potty' sum of £50, 000. However, a number of more conventional properties failed to reach the reserve, presenting an excellent opportunity for astute Auction buyers. The toilet...
Sally Rogers contacted Fridaysmove shortly after our report on her Home Buyers Survey woes. Our attention was drawn to her case by the BBC’s Rip Off Britain programme. She wanted to clarify some points that had been misreported when the programme went to air.
Mr S wisely opted to order a Building Survey in London for an 80-year-old property. The three-bedroom semi-detached home dated back to the inter-war building boom that occurred in London in the 1930s and showed defects characteristic of the age.
A rambling Victorian mansion would be a labour of love for Ms L, according to a Building Survey in Cornwall. The old country house was set amongst private grounds. These were, like the rest of the property, sorely in need of someone’s time, money and affection.
In 2012, Fridaysmove has helped more people than ever with their Conveyancing, Home Buyers Surveys and Energy Performance Certificates. And our busiest period ever is set to continue, despite uncertain forecasts in the housing market after the stamp-duty holiday ends in March.
A Building Survey in Coventry has assessed a home that summed up the stoicism and resilience of an era. Mr L was considering buying the 1930s home and Fridaysmove advised him that, given the age of the structure, he would be wise to order a comprehensive Building Survey.
If you are selling, renting or building a property* then you are legally required to provide an EPC or 'Energy Performance Certificate'. EPCs are conducted by qualified 'Domestic Energy Assessors' and they will need to visit the property to conduct a thorough assessment before producing the...
If you are planning to buy a property, then it is absolutely essential that you get a HomeBuyers Survey before you exchange contracts.
Failing to do so could leave you immersed in a financial nightmare that could have been averted for just a few hundred pounds.
The top 5 reasons to get a...
The BBC's Rip Off Britain programme has been scandalised by the failure of a Home Buyers Survey to uncover a rat infestation in the Rodgers' new home. However, Fridaysmove believes that the Surveyor was not guilty of negligence, it was their inflated prices that caused the couple's woes.
A thatched, Jacobean cottage has been assessed during a Building Survey in Northampton. The RICS Chartered Surveyor found the ancient home to be in a stable condition, although such heritage would require time and money to retain.
This could mean that your freeholder has, as per his or her legal obligation under the 1987 Act. offered the leaseholders of the building the opportunity to purchase the freehold under the so-called ‘right of first refusal’ under that Act. Why would the Freeholder offer the Freehold to...
A Property Survey in Farnborough has discovered a number of defects that the seller did not want it to find. The client was advised that the motorway-side property would cause headaches both figurative and literal.
A Property Survey in Norfolk has found that the sea-side apartment was in good condition. Some relatively insignificant repair work, similar to the regular upkeep of any property, was all that was required.
Next door's cracked roof posed a potential structural, legal and neighbourly problem in this Home Buyers Survey in London. Repairs on the semi-detached Chingford home would need to be agreed upon with the neighbour before sale.
A survey by consultancy group Customer Experience in Law (CXINLAW) has found that law firms often fail to provide satisfactory customer service. Fridaysmove is devoted to attending to clients and ensuring that buying and selling a house is a worry-free experience.
A Property Survey in Surrey finds a flat to be in a run down condition. The situation was complicated by the fact that the apartment block in general appeared to be suffering from neglect - evidence that it was being poorly managed.
A family home in Purley is found to be a little shabby on the outside by a Property Survey in London. The Chartered Surveyor noted that the house, which commanded views of much of South London, would make an excellent family home if it received a little care.
The Nationwide Building Society, one of the UKs largest lenders, is in the process of cutting back its conveyancing panel on the basis of inactivity. But does this pose the same threat to consumer choice that the recent HSBC panel cull does?
A three-bedroom, semi-detached home has been assessed by a Property Survey in Wigan and found to be in outstanding condition. The Surveyor also observed that the Greater Manchester home was in an excellent location, overlooking Scotsman's Flash lake.
A building Surveyor in St Ives has found a host of defects in a three-bedroom Victorian home. The Building Survey report outlined a costly list of repairs that would need to be undertaken before purchase.
A home built at the turn of the 18th Century has been investigated by a Chartered Surveyor in Portland. In fine news for the buyer, the Building Survey reported that the listed building was free of major defects.
A Building Survey in Brighton has found that the one-bedroom Victorian flat had been spoiled by a poorly-built rear extension. The Chartered Surveyor went on to recommend that the buyer avoid the purchase.
This Building Surveyor in Guildford raised concerns that the block of flats did not have a legal body set up to manage the maintenance costs of the building. This could lead to messy legal problem with neighbours.
A Chartered Surveyor has uncovered the reason for a sodden bedroom during a Building Survey in London. The purchaser requested a comprehensive assessment of the South London home. He received some important advice before he purchased.
This Building Survey in London warned our client that she would be paying far too much for the South London property. She could now use the Surveyor's observations as a negotiating tool to gain a lower price.
A Home Buyers Survey found this London house to be “suffering from a lack of basic maintenance” and having a "backlog of maintenance and repairs". The buyer was urged to consider the expense of the repairs before purchase.
This London Home Buyers Survey reported that the Victorian terrace was good value for the price offered. However she would need to be prepared to spend time and money on restoration. Find out what common ailments were affecting this Wandsworth home.
A media storm has erupted from the recent decision by the HSBC Bank to axe thousands of Solicitors’ practices from its Conveyancing Lawyer Panel. Fridaysmove examines the impact of HSBC's decision on consumer interests.
Severe risks to occupants uncovered by Chartered Surveyor during this London Building Survey. With chimneys at risk of collapsing and wires hanging from the walls, this buyer received an important safety warning.
This flat, located close to the Thames in East London, was considered by the Chartered Surveyor to be a good prospect. The buyer was able to proceed with confidence that the property was safe and well built.
A surveyor discovered wood rot and frayed sashes while conducting a Home Buyers Survey in London. These issues are common to older buildings and should be taken into consideration by prospective buyers.
A Home Buyers Survey in London revealed asbestos hidden in the eaves of a 1950s council house. The Surveyor suggested that urgent advice be sought from a specialist, and contingency plans be put in place to mitigate health risks.
A Home Buyers Survey in South London has found “no reason why there should be any special difficulty on resale in normal market conditions”. It did note that the converted Victorian flat required some repairs and improvements, although the HomeBuyer Report said “these deficiencies...
An Edgware Home Buyers Survey finds damp and shoddy brickwork, leading the North London Surveyor to recommend urgent and necessary remedial works be carried out, lest the moisture problem worsen to the point it could no longer be fixed.
Home Buyers Surveys for London property can become an ideal upkeep guide for new owners. Residential Surveyors don't just identify defects, their advice could form the basis of necessary maintenance, saving new owners considerable expense.
A damaged 19th Century drainage system means extra costs and hassle for the buyer of this older property in Buxton, Derbyshire. Water damage resulting from these issues can add up to severe repair expenses if left unresolved.
The annual Lloyds TSB Review of the Cost of Moving Home was recently released to the press. On face value, the report is yet more bad news for Home Buyers, claiming that the 'Cost of moving rises faster than house prices over the past decade'.
First Time Buyers who intend to take advantage of the stamp duty exemption for house purchases below £250,000 must act fast. With the March deadline for completions, property market specialists predict many hopeful first-timers will miss out.
Will Scunthorpe be one of the first housing markets to recover? A lot of factors suggest it might be. Jobs are to be created. Will it get things kick-started? The new Saxby-Wold wind farm may not be popular but it too could have an influence. Read more...
A Building Survey in London advised the buyer to arrange a number of repairs and additional inspections before exchanging contracts with the seller. One included roof repair work to remove a fire risk.
A Home Buyers Survey in London looked at a property in a large block of flats in north London. Thankfully, no serious defects were found. This time, the Surveyor was more concerned with the marketability of the property.
A HomeBuyer Report in Plymouth has been undertaken on a two storey terraced house with an internal garage. The property was estimated to have been constructed in the late 19th century, though it has been the subject of conversion and extension works since that time. The building’s...
If you have an interest in the property market you will almost certainly be aware of the hype around Property Auction Bargains. But, as with all hype, separating fact and fiction is critical in painting an accurate picture. Furthermore the hype has increased awareness which in turn...
MPA Limited have concluded their final Property Auction in Liverpool and despite successfully selling 82% of their lots, MPA are closing their auction business. The company held property auctions over the last 4 years under the direction of Kate Lay, a multiple business award winner and one time...
Congratulations to Venmore Property Auctions who sold 29 of the listed 49 lost generating an impressive £1. 9m of sales at a recent Property Auction in Liverpool. The Property Auction was held at the Hilton Hotel, in central Liverpool. However, due to the success of its Liverpool...
A Property Auction 'Unsold Lot' is quite simply when the property was not sold during the bidding process. This could be due to the property not receiving any bids, not reaching the reserve or perhaps even being withdrawn. Ah well better luck next time, best pack up and go home, no bargains...
Bidding at a Property Auction is nerve-racking for novice and professional buyers and even some auctioneers. That said, auctioneers are the pros and were they not auctioneers they probably do well as actors. Their primary goal is to encourage buyers to bid and buy property for the highest...
Are you hoping to bag a bargain at a Repossessed Property Auction? Then read on. . . There is no doubt that buying a Repossession or ‘Repo’ is a potential way to acquire property at Below Market Value (BMV). In 2011 approximately 20% of properties sold at auction were...
The short answer to this is every type. Make no mistake however, Property Auctions are unlikely to offer the same percentage of generally uncomplicated property that would typically be found for sale through other channels such as Estate Agents. Whether you are looking for commercial or residential...
One of the most common questions we are asked is “Why are some Property Auctions so difficult to find?” Surely auctioneers have a duty to advertise as far and wide as possible? Well yes, however advertising budgets are typically quite stretched and in reality exposure is...
If you require a mortgage or loan, then the most important thing is to arrange your Property Auction Finance before you bid:If you leave it until after the Property Auction you will still need to pay 10% of the final selling price on the auction day and the remaining 90% within 28 days....
Property Auctions can be an exciting and potentially rewarding way to buy and sell property. Get it wrong however and instead of ending up with your dream home, you could end up with an expensive nightmare. Fridaysmove strongly advocate that potential bidders at auction conduct thorough due...
It has been possible to buy and sell at an Online Property Auction for a number of years but is it an established way to buy and sell property in the UK?First, by Online Property Auction we don’t just mean an Auction House with a website, even if it does offer interactive services such as a...
A Home Buyers Survey in Barnet has reported discrepancies between different modes of valuation. The HomeBuyer Report, conducted by a RICS Chartered Surveyor, did not find any major structural defects within the early 1900’s property that had been extended in the past ten years.
Over the past few years, Property Auctions have enjoyed sustained growth both in absolute terms and relative to the property market as a whole. But what is the outlook for Property Auctions in 2012?To predict 2012 Property Auction activity, first we must consider the historical reasons for...
A £70, 000 bungalow has been met with approval by a Residential Surveyor during a Home Buyers Survey in Swindon. The home had originally been built in the mid-70’s. It featured two bedrooms, a living room, kitchen, and bathroom. The prospective buyer will most likely go ahead with the...
A Building Survey in Bristol was commissioned by a man who wanted to be certain that his purchase of a three bedroom home was sensible at a price of £130, 000. Across two floors, the property included:3 bedrooms 2 living rooms 1 kitchen 1 bathroom 1 separate toilet 1...
A Property Auction, like any other form of auction, is a process by which Residential or Commercial Property (and plots of land) are sold to the person making the highest bid at during the auction process. There are 2 types of Property Auction, Private Auctions open only to select parties (...
A Home Buyers Survey in Birmingham looked at a 3 bedroom home and found high levels of dampness. Luckily, this was not a serious problem at the time of the inspection. However, the Surveyor was unable to detect the cause of it.
A dramatic increase in the number of students studying at the University of Worcester is boosting demand for housing in the city, the institution has claimed. This is creating a more competitive market for well maintained, high quality properties in many parts of the city. Almost 1, 000 full-time...
The pavilion at Filey Road Sports and Tennis Centre, built in the early 1900’s, has been awarded grade II listed building status, reports the Scarborough Evening News. The recognition has been granted after a request made by the centre’s health and fun committee. The move was made as a...
Lincoln punches well above its weight in terms of listed buildings. Remnants of its reign as capital of Roman Britain, and its religious and political centrality during the Middle Ages still decorate the City, particularly in the up-hill districts of: Eastgate Bailgate Lincoln High Street LindumA...
Summer 2007 – one of the worst floods on recordIn the summer of 2007, Worcester experienced one of its worst floods on record, devastating hundreds of businesses. The repair costs for council properties in the city, including Timberdine Nursing Home, reached £120, 000 and the total cost...
Are modern buildings a safe bet, or can structural defects be found in them? Ms S didn't take any chances in West Drayton, Middlesex. She thought the opinion of a RICS Chartered Surveyor would be useful before she went ahead with purchase.
A Building Survey in Essex revealed no serious defects, although concerns were raised in regards to the lack of insulation in the roof. Although this is not a serious problem, a well insulated roof will help to significantly reduce the energy consumption within the building.
This Cornish Building Survey inspected a three-bedroom semi-detached property that was found to be in a generally poor condition. The Surveyor advised the buyer to arrange for a general refurbishment to the internal and external features.
A Home Buyers Survey in Surrey advised the buyer to add safety strips to the sliding doors of this three bedroom property. This would protect the occupants from accidentally walking through the glass, which would obviously result in a serious accident.
This charming chapel conversion in North Wales displayed surprisingly few defects when examined by a RICS Surveyor. Buying such an old property is rarely so trouble-free, so the purchasers we eager to get an experts opinion.
A fascinating Building Survey in Essex found an overpriced property with a potentially dangerous willow tree. The surveyor even advised the buyer to purchase the home for £25,000 less than the original price that was put up on the market.
An architecturally-inventive home recently went up for sale, despite being unfinished. Though impressed with some features of the bold and creative property, the Surveyor was far from happy with aspects of the home's construction.
A Building Surveyor inspected a nineteenth Century property that had been renovated. The buyer should be pleased to know that any faults or defects revealed from the survey were no worse than what was expected for a property of this age and style.
A Home Buyers Survey of a London property found that a garage had been corroded. There were also a number of other issues present, although the home was considered to be in a fairly reasonable condition for purchasing on the market.
Getting an Independent Survey is absolutely essential and you cannot always rely on a Mortgage Valuation Survey to uncover serious defacts. Find out what our Sheffiled based RICS chartered surveyor uncovered at this property.
A Building Survey in Surrey concluded that a property in Banstead was reasonable suited for purchase. This is encouraging news for Mr and Mrs A, who will avoid having to pay for any expensive repairs to the building.
A Building Surveyor recommended substantial refurbishments to this property to improve its overall condition. The windows will need to be fully replaced because they are in a state of disrepair. This could be a rather expensive refurbishment for the prospective purchaser.
This Building Survey in Reading could not rule out the potential for asbestos at this three bedroom semi-detached property. The windows should also be revamped to improve energy efficiency within the building.
A Chartered Surveyor inspected a semi-detached property in Bradford, West Yorkshire and reported a number of issues in the Building Survey report. A worrying lead poisoning health hazard was also raised during inspection of the home.
Not one or two but three different fire hazards uncovered at this property in Leicester. Would you buy a house that could put your families lives at risk? This Buyer from Leicester is certainly glad they did not.
Numerous refurbishments will be needed for the property inspected in this Building Survey in Greater Manchester. This could be expensive, particularly when taking into account that a number of specialist inspections will be needed for various components as well.
Leaking components exposed in this Home Buyers Survey in Wales. Unlikely to be a serious or expensive issue, but every HomeBuyer Report Should be this thorough, and the Surveyor's clients were glad of the information.
Some repair work is needed on this residence but, all in all, a good result for the Lancashire property, and great news for the buyers. No urgent hidden costs or nasty suprises were highlighted at this property.
This Farnborough Home Buyers Survey looked at a terraced house that was built around 1890. The surveyor found that the property had been affected by woodworm infestation, although luckily this was not serious.
A detached property in Ellesmere, Shropshire was confirmed as being in good condition, requiring little extra work for the new owners. The surveyor identified a small number of defects when completing the HomeBuyer Report, but nothing costly or disruptive to the move.
It's always a relief when a Home Buyers Survey reveals no serious defects on a property. A positive HomeBuyer Report allows the potential owner to budget for their move with confidence, knowing that their new home hides no costly little problems or safety risks.
A common risk associated with older properties is the danger of slow lead poisoning from unreplaced lead components of the plumbing system. The chartered surveyor instructed to undertake this Newcastle HomeBuyer Report found such a hazard in the buyers' potential future home.
'Water, water, everywhere" would be a poetic spin on damp problems, but the Surveyor delivering this HomeBuyer Report in Surrey was in a much more practical frame of mind when he recommended a course of action to the would-be buyers.
With so much uncertainty, will the latest developments in the Govenment's housing strategy make a difference? And what of the impact of the latest statistics on the building of new homes (or lack thereof)?
Compliance with planning regulations have to be verified for a house advertised by Merrys estate agents of Wootton Fields Centre, Wootton Hope Drive, Wootton Fields, Northampton, NN4 6DY. What are the dangers of unlawful extensions for buyers?
This article considers the benefits of 'radiant heating', the latest energy-saving heating solution. Will Surveyors be suggesting that Home Buyers Survey clients install this over more traditional options?
A recent HomeBuyer Report in London left the surveyor with serious reservations about the quality of work the upper part of the block including drainage, roof coverings and chimneys as well as parapet walls.
Leicester council has big plans to improve local football facilities, but protesters argue that the Ayelstone Meadows nature reserve is not the proper place for a pitch. How will the councillors' decision impact on Conveyancing in Leicester?
The clients for this HomeBuyer Report in Walsall and across the West Midlands benefit from the expert advice of a Chartered Surveyor, who suggested they renegotiate the price of the property based on his findings.
Stoke-on-Trent suburb Fegg Hayes has seen £1m invested in development in recent years, making Conveyancing in this area of Sheffield more attractive. Fridaysmove's approved solicitor Jaclyn Smith finds a worrying discrepancy in the contract - is the sale illegal?
Why do the sellers not match the registered owners of this Sheffield property? Conveyancing Solicitor Laura Gill has to enquire with the sellers' solicitors, Clyde Chappell & Botham Solicitors of 97/99 Weston Road, Meir, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ST3 6AJ.
Fridaysmove's approved solicitor Katie finds an unusual restriction and informs the buyers' solicitors, Chesworths Solicitors on 37 Trentham Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST3 4DQ. What did the Reverend covenant with the buyer of the vicarage?
Radon protection measures and restrictions and covenants have to be checked with the sellers' solicitors, Clyde Chappell & Botham Solicitors of 97/99 Weston Road, Meir, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ST3 6AJ. How does radon gas affect homeowners?
Listed property in Kingswood Hall, Sheffield, S6 transacted by Conveyancing Solicitors in Sheffield. Did the property's unusual history as a Victorian mental health asylum influence the Conveyancing process?
'Missing paperwork' leads the Chartered Surveyor of this Oxford property to make some dire warnings as to the hidden dangers this home may pose to an unwary buyer. A comprehensive inspection by qualified service professionals was highly recommended.
Squatting is not something that usually affects Conveyancing Solicitors, except in the context of title being claimed by adverse possession. However, recently reports of squatters taking possession of a house which was up for sale give some cause for concern.
Will the housing market for buy-to-let property be affected by an impending change in Local Housing Allowance (LHA)? The demand for rented properties shows no signs of slowing down, as increasing numbers elect to rent rather than buy.
The legal side of buying a home in rural Devon may have complications not found with city properties. Conveyancing Solicitors in Plymouth highlight some of the more common situations, and explain that this should not put buyers off
With the co-operation of the sellers' Conveyancing Solicitors in Plymouth, Property Lawyer Jaaine pulled out all the stops to make sure that her client was able to move into her new home in time for the Christmas holidays.
Finding that the sellers of a Torpoint house had two mortgages on their property, Plymouth Conveyancer Gemma made sure that the sellers' Conveyancing Solicitors in Plymouth would be able to pay off both of them at completion
News from Conveyancing Solicitors in Barnet - Planning permission for the outline of a major development project in Barnet has been granted by the local authority; the Mill Hill East area is one of Mayor Boris Johnson's designated areas for intensification.
The RICS Surveyor undertaking the HomeBuyer Report for this property in Hertfordshire highlighted the dangers associated with the lack of recent certification of the home's heating and electrical wiring.
As increasing numbers of fraudulent property sales are reported by the land registry, Conveyancer Jaclyn Smith shows why identity checks on clients have now become a necessary part of Conveyancing in Bradford
The seller of a flat on Skipton Road, Ilkley, LS29 owned a share in the freehold, so Bradford Conveyancer Catherine Williams arranged with the sellers' Conveyancing Solicitors in Bradford for this to be transferred to the buyers
An older heating system and inadequate insulation discovered during this Home Buyers Survey in Kent could be expensive to replace. Armed with this knowledge, the buyers could negotiate a lower purchase price!
Knowing that buyers' Conveyancing Solicitors in London would require copies of any planning consents, London Conveyancer Gemma Farguson made sure that she got them well in advance to speed up the sale of a flat in Shepherdess Walk, N1
The HomeBuyer Report House Diagram helps visualise the different parts inspected on a survey but it doesn't explain what each term means - so we have created an Interactive version of the House Diagram.
Drains may not be a very exciting topic, but repairing them can be expensive so the buyer's Conveyancing Solicitors in Barnet were concerned when they discovered a repair notice had been served on a house on East Crescent, Barnet
This HomeBuyer Report reveals no major defects (despite a few small issues) much to the purchasers satisfaction. Weathering to the flat's balcony would require some repair work, but the cost would be minimal.
The Hertfordshire Surveyor noted that the electrical system was not protected by a current inspection, test certificate or residual current device (RCD). It was therefore given a condition rating of 3. Always get a Home Buyers Survey.
EPCs, or Energy Performance Certificates, are conducted by Domestic Energy Assessors and give buyers the necessary information to estimate fuel costs. EPC's also advise on practical improvements to help the environment, and reduce energy bills.
Although only minor issues and risks to the buildings were highlighted on this London HomeBuyer Report, in aggregate the repairs were estimated in the region of £1-2k. The client would may have wanted to consider a reduced offer to the vendor in consideration of these works.
Conveyancing Solicitors in Leicester save time for sellers by promptly obtaining copies of planning consents when selling a house, as Leicester Conveyancer Dawn Thomas demonstrated on the sale of a home on Long Furrow, LE7.
Leicester homes may be affected by statutory agreements with the City Council, and Conveyancing Solicitors in Leicester comment on the effect of them in relation to the sale of a home on Dudley Avenue, Leicester LE5.
An unusual entry on the planning search during the sale of a leasehold flat on Fosse Road, Leicester LE3 in 2010, which caused a little consternation for the Conveyancing Solicitors in Leicester – but matters were soon sorted out
A recent London HomeBuyers Report on a converted Victorian Flat in Hammersmith, West London, advised further investigation to confirm the presence of adequate support. Why would a Survey advise a further Survey?Sometimes it is not possible for the surveyor to investigate the structure...
During the sale of a house on Halesworth Road in Sheffield, the buyer's Conveyancing Solicitors in Sheffield asked for a statutory declaration from the sellers – their Sheffield Property Lawyer had to explain why this was necessary.
We say well done to some of the firms of Conveyancing Solicitors in Sheffield who have undergone the rigorous checks required to obtain accreditation to the prestigious Conveyancing Quality Scheme set up by the Law Society
Birmingham's home buyers and sellers should benefit as more Conveyancing Solicitors join the Law Society's "Conveyancing Quality Scheme", including firms based on Colmore Row, Birmingham, West Midlands B3 2BP and Church Street, Birmingham B3 2RT.
It often surprises buyers to discover how great a part the drainage search can play during the work of Conveyancing Solicitors in Birmingham - and how costly repairs can be. Thankfully, however, a change in the law should make the whole process far easier.
Conveyancing Solicitors in London frequently have to arrange transfers of leasehold flats with a share of the freehold, as Conveyancing Solicitor Simon Crozier demonstrated on the sale of a home on Queens Drive, London N4
Consumer rights advocate Which? recommend that you get a Home Buyers Survey for your future home – or risk £1,000s in building and repair costs. 58% of buyers believe that a Mortgage Valuation is enough, yet it is worthless as a condition survey.
The sellers asked their Conveyancing Solicitor Sarah McGregor about the extent of the information they needed to include when replying to the property information form during the Conveyancing in Altrincham
No-one wants to buy a property and find there is an ongoing dispute, so Conveyancing Solicitor Catherine Williams checked that a previous argument with a neighbour had been settled on this Conveyancing in London
Does the framing of the 'Gazanging' problem not just add to the uncertainty in the home buying and selling process - thus increasing the likelihood of the very seller jitteriness it sets out to expose?
HomeBuyer Report in London completed on a 3 bed flat in Chiswick W4. The flat was built in 2007 and the block is of concrete framework, constructed over 6 storeys with underground car park. London Homebuyer Report LocationThe London HomeBuyer Report was conducted on the London block of flats...
Conveyancer Dawn Thomas discovered that the land registry didn't have a copy of an old deed when carrying out Conveyancing in Surrey. She ensured the buyer would not be sued for breach of unknown covenants.
Probate sales can cause difficulties for unprepared buyers who fail to appreciate the extra delays which can occur. Delays may be a consequence of ongoing legal work required to resolve a grant of probate - but without this grant the house cannot be sold.
Solicitors Conveyancing in Milton Keynes check a long list of common issues affecting properties, including identifying rights of access. The risk of failing to confirm these can cause all manner of issues for an unwary buyer.
Buying former council-owned flats in Bristol can be risky for unprepared buyers. The council may still be the freeholder of the property, and could levy service charges and even hefty one-off fees for contributions toward building maintenance.
Manchester Conveyancing Solicitors act for buyers of sellers of a wide range of property, including flats in converted mills and other industrial buildings - unfortunately, these unusual properties carry with them a range of potentially severe issues.
Conveyancing Solicitors in Sheffield's built-up areas often find that the leases of flats do not include any allocated parking area. As such a spot adds considerable value to the property, it's vital that the ownership of any parking space sold with the flat be confirmed.
Are you thinking about buying a property with a friend or family member? Buying with a friend is all-too-often touted as a viable alternative by lenders and property pundits, but there are serious risks for the unwary buyer...
Conveyancing Solicitors sometimes come across Freehold properties that attract a yearly rent. Needless to say this is very confusing for most clients as the payment of rent is normally associated with leasehold properties. This article addresses the most common questions.
From October 2011 law firms will be able to switch to alternative business structures (ABS), whereby a firm can be owned in part or in total by non-lawyers. What effect will this having on the Conveyancing market?
Conveyancing Solicitors in Leicester examine title deeds for the purchase of a freehold abode. Matters for the other side were handled by Bray and Bray Solicitors at 36-42 Humberstone Road, Leicester, LE5 0AE.
Shared-ownership dwellings in Stockport are currently available for purchase. Local Conveyancing Solicitors in Stockport are experienced in carrying out the extra legal work involved in purchasing a home under various schemes to ensure your home move is quick.
Plans have been submitted for the construction of a futuristic home on the outside of a 260ft Victorian landmark in Bolton. While the development will certainly be exciting, Conveyancing Solicitors are cautioning buyers of properties with unique features.
A major regeneration project currently underway in Lambeth will see the construction of 808 new homes and the refurbishment of 172 existing dwellings. If you are purchasing or selling a home in Lambeth, a local Conveyancing Solicitor can advise you accordingly.
A major redevelopment site in Middlesbrough has been purchased by a bidder and works are expected to commence within the coming months. If you are currently thinking of purchasing a home in the area, it is essential to instruct a local Middlesbrough Conveyancing Solicitor to assist you.
Oxford City Council (10 St. Ebbes Street, Oxford, OX1 1PT) has announced that they will be restricting the number of permitted HMOs in a decision made early last week. The decision could affect Oxford Conveyancing and homeowners and buyers are encouraged to seek advice from a Solicitor.
A recent planning proposal for a development by Taylor Wimpey has been turned down by Swindon Council. The decision stresses the importance of Swindon Conveyancing searches that are routinely carried out by Solicitors.
Several local authorities and homeowners have expressed their dissatisfaction with the Government's proposals for a new high speed rail line. What effect will this have on Birmingham Conveyancing? Will Solicitors be able to spot potential problems?
Self build properties have a wide appeal because of the flexibility involved in constructing them; if you are building a dwelling in Norwich, it is important to instruct a qualified Solicitor to assist you with the associated legal matters.
Southampton City Council (Civic Centre, Southampton, SO14 7LY) is currently offering home owners insulation grants for loft of cavity wall installation; a definite incentive as the cost of energy soars.
Local regeneration schemes were recently announced by Ealing Council (Perceval House, 14-16 Uxbridge Road, Ealing, London, W5 2HL). A local Solicitor specialising in Conveyancing in Ealing can advise home owners on the effects this will have on your dwelling.
An article in today’s Mail Online has some sage albeit unrevolutionary advice for sellers. The Conveyancing Insider looks in more detail at what you can do to prevent buyers from slowing up a conveyancing transaction.
Solicitor Joanne Yamat assisted the purchasers of a dwelling in Bournemouth, with Williams Thompson branch at Avon House, 4 Bridge Street, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH23 1DX handling matters for the other side.
Conveyancing in Bournemouth for the purchase of a freehold dwelling was completed by Solicitor Gemma Farguson, with Bowman Law Ltd at 203 Ashley Rd, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH14 9DL handling matters for the other side.
Being near several golf-courses may have been an incentive to the buyer, but Property Lawyer Matthew Rumbold thought that it was his drive that enabled quick completion of this Conveyancing in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Formalities for Conveyancing in Walsall were completed without delays by Solicitor Stephanie Gerstler. Details from the agent, Connells at 57-59 Bridge Street, Walsall, West Midlands, WS1 1JQ, accompanied the final exchange of contracts.
Conveyancing in Sunderland for the purchase of a freehold dwelling situated within the local authority district of Sunderland City Council at Burdon Road, Sunderland, SR2 7DN was handled by Solicitor Sarah McGregor.
The vendors of a home in Northampton were delighted to have the assistance of Solicitor Irene Bonsu-Amoako who ensured that the sale completed without any delays. Handling matters for the other side was Woodford Robinson at Williams House, 4 Castilian Terrace, Northampton, NN1 1LE.
Conveyancing in Northampton for the sale of a freehold dwelling was handled by Solicitor Irene Bonsu-Amoako. Acting for the buyers was Scott Fowler Solicitors at 23-24 Sandhill Road, Northampton, NN5 5LH.
Katie Clark assisted the vendors of a detached dwelling in Northampton. Concerns were raised by the seller's Socitor, Nationwide at Moulton Park Industrial Estate, Kings Park Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN3 6NW about the risk of flooding at the property.
Positive results from standard searches for Conveyancing in Northampton facilitated a Fast home move for the parties involved. The other side was represented by Tollers Solicitors at 2 Castilian Street, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 1JX.
Further investigations were carried out by Solicitor Gemma Farguson for a dwelling located within the vicinity of a local rail station in Sutton, within the authority district of Sutton Council at St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA.
Conveyancing in Greenwich for the transfer of a freehold dwelling, within the local authority district of Greenwich Council at 10 Orangery Lane, Greenwich, London, SE9 1HN, transpired without any significant delays.
Planning permissions revealed on a dwelling in Harrow were investigated by the handling Solicitor. Legal matters on behalf of the other side were dealt with by The Legal Practice Ltd. at 100 Wembley Park Drive, HA9 8HR.
Waterside regeneration in Stoke on Trent will see a number of a new housing developments throughout the city. It is advisable to instruct a local Solicitor that is familiar with the Conveyancing process for new build dwellings if you are purchasing a home in the area.
Studies report a shortage of land in Cardiff for development projects in the future. Purchasers wishing to buy a property in the Welsh capital are urged to employ the assistance of an experienced local Solicitor.
High deposits have discouraged first-time buyers from entering the property market in the past. Recent developments in Bradford and local housing schemes offer purchasers a simple gateway to affordable home ownership in the borough.
Solicitor Jaclyn Smith assisted the buyer of an auction property located within the local authority district of Stoke on Trent City Council at the Civic Centre on Glebe Street in Stoke on Trent, ST4 1HH.
Solicitor Mary Spiteri-Panayi was instructed to handle the Conveyancing in Stoke on Trent on behalf of buyers Mr. and Mrs. D. Handling matters for the vendors was The Eric Whitehead Partnership Limitied at 14 Chapel Street, Cheadle, Stoke on Trent, ST10 1DY.
Detailed Conveyancing in Lambeth was carried out by Solicitor Catherine Williams on behalf of the purchasers of a residential property within the borough. Handling legal matters for the other side was Wainwright and Cummins at 413A Brixton Road, Lambeth, SW9 7DG.
Conveyancing in Brent for the purchase of a freehold dwelling was carried out by Solicitor Jaclyn Smith. Jaclyn liaised with the other parties, including estate agent Camerons Stiff at 275 Willesden Lane, Brent, NW2 5JA to ensure that the transaction completed without delays.
Searches for Conveyancing in Manchester revealed a series of renovation works that were carried out by the vendors. The handling Solicitor needed to liaise with Trafford Borough Council at Talbot Road, Manchester, M32 0TH to ensure that works were in compliance with guidelines.
Conveyancing in Manchester for the purchase of a leasehold abode was dealt with by Solicitor Fayruz Cahill. Prestige Property agents at 6 Worsley Road, Worsley, Manchester, M28 2NL acted for the vendors.
A detailed list of additional enquiries was forwarded to Solicitors Ison Harrison at Duke House, 54 Wellington Street, Leeds, LS1 2EE by Lawyer Catherine Williams on behalf of the purchasers of a freehold abode in Leeds.
The importance of building regulations approval was highlighted by Solicitor Simon Cozier when acting on behalf of the purchasers of a home in Liverpool. Handling matters for the sellers was Whitfields Solicitors at Marion House, 23-25 Elbow Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside, L37 4AB.
Solicitor Shazia Gafoor facilitated a fast home move for the purchasers of a dwelling in Bristol. Additional enquiries were responded to promptly by the vendor's Solicitor, Hoole and Co. at 65 Gloucester Road, Patchway, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS34 5JH.
Solicitor Joanne Yamat handled the sale of a freehold bungalow in Bromley; comprehensive documentation supplied by Joanne to the buyer's Solicitor, TG Baynes Solicitors at Downe House, 303 High Street, Bromley, Kent, BR6 0NJ, facilitated a fast transfer.
The purchase of a freehold dwelling situated within the local authority district of Bromley Council (Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley, BR1 3UH) was recently completed by Conveyancing Solicitor Laura Gill.
This property was subject to a particularly strange (and entertaining) restriction. It may have been of no concern to these buyers, but anyone looking to live Tom and Barbara's "Good Life" would be disappointed...
Solicitor Matthew Rumbold was instructed to handle the Conveyancing in Bromley for a mid-terrace abode on behalf of purchasers Mr. and Mrs. R. The vendors of the dwelling were represented by Thackray Williams Solicitors at Kings House, 32-40 Widmore Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1RY.
Conveyancer Dawn Thomas was alert to the potential problems with the ownership of boundary walls on the purchase of this house in Leicester, with assistance from Bray and Bray, Spa Place, 36-42 Humberstone Road, Leicester - 0116 254 8871
Major retail and residential projects mean Solicitors actively Conveyancing in Leeds will need to be particularly conscientious at reporting to their client the effect such works may have on their own purchase.
The demolition of an historic local building to put up student accommodation is causing homeowners in the vicinity to object, arguing that the character of the neighbourhood will be irrevocably changed.
Additional enquiries were raised by Solicitor Catherine Williams in regards to a right of way during a recent Birmingham transaction. Documents from the vendor's Solicitor, David Bunn & Co, 1468 Pershore Road, Stirchley, Birmingham, West Midlands, B30 2NT, provided clarification.
Conveyancing Solicitor Laura Gill assisted the purchaser of a retirement dwelling in Birmingham. Sale details were provided by the agent, Judith Hitchin at 57 Hewell Road, Barnt Green, Birmingham, B45 8NL.
Conveyancing Solicitor Mary Spiteri-Panayi assisted the vendor a shared ownership property in Birmingham. Consent was sought from the owner of the remaining land, Midland Heart at 20 Bath Row, Birmingham, B15 1LZ, before the transfer of the dwelling to the purchasers.
Solicitor Serina Abay facilitated a Fast completion for the vendors of a dwelling in Birmingham. Handling legal matters on behalf of the other side was Howell and Co at 1341 Stratford Road, Hall Green, Birmingham, B28 9HW.
Solicitor Jaaine Intharajah discovered a private access way during a recent Conveyancing in Birmingham transaction. Gordon Jones & Company at 137/139 New Road, Rubery, Birmingham B45 9JR, acted for the vendors.
Conveyancing Solicitor in Manchester, Serina Abay, recently completed on the purchase of a mid-terrace abode with the assistance of Salehs LLP at Didsbury House, 748 Wilmslow Road, Manchester, M20 2DW working for the other side.
Conveyancing in Croydon for a dwelling within the local authority district of Croydon Council at Taberner House, Park Lane, Croydon, CR9 3JS, revealed a breach of planning control which was investigated by the handling Solicitor.
Solicitor Fayruz Cahill investigated the risks of flooding on behalf of the purchasers of a dwelling in Croydon. Sales marketing was dealt with by James Chiltern estate agents at 182 London Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 2TE.
Comprehensive documentation and planning approvals were obtained from Croydon Borough Council (Taberner House, Park Lane, Croydon, CR9 3JS) by the handling Solicitor for the sale of a leasehold dwelling in Croydon to facilitate a fast transfer to the purchasers.
Conveyancing Solicitors will undertake a variety of work in the course of their work - it isn't just filling out forms and sending them back and forth! All manner of issues unique to a transactions can cause complications.
Solicitor Serina Abay assisted the buyers of a leasehold dwelling in Manchester with Irwin Mitchell Solicitors at Bauhaus, Rossetti Place, 27 Quay Street, Manchester, M3 4AW handling matters on behalf of the other side.
Minor setbacks were resolved by Solicitor Fayruz Cahill on a recent Conveyancing in Bristol transaction. The vendor’s Solicitor was from Devereux and Co. at 52 High Street, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, BS9 3DZ.
The risk of radon gas exposure was revealed in a recent purchase transaction by a Solicitor in Bristol. Handling matters on behalf of the other side was Battrick Clark Solicitors Limited located at 151 Whiteladies Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2RA.
Conveyancing in Barnsley presents a range of issues, from contaminated land to subsidence from previous industrial work. Instructing a Solicitor with local knowledge and experience will help drive your transaction quickly towards completion.
Instructing a Solicitor with local knowledge saves you time and money. Local Solicitors can advise on matters such as stamp duty exemption and planning regulations. Our legal expert Tony offers advice on Conveyancing in Chesterfield.
Leasehold purchase transaction completed by Conveyancing Solicitor in Leeds with the assistance of Schofield Sweeney at Springfield House, 76 Wellington Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2AY acting on behalf of the vendors.
Solicitor Serina Abay was recently instructed to handle the Conveyancing in Sheffield for the sale of a freehold dwelling. Acting on behalf of the purchasers was Lewis Francis Blackburn Bray Solicitors at 14-16 Paradise Square, Sheffield, S1 2DE.
Searches carried out during a recent Sheffield purchase revealed that the property was at risk for natural flooding. Accurate information had to be obtained from Taylor and Emmet LLP at 20 Arundel Gate, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2PP who handled matters on behalf of the vendors.
Solicitor acting on behalf of purchasers in Sheffield Conveyancing transaction examines rights and easements revealed in land registry documents. Matters on behalf of the vendors were handled by the Taylor and Emmet branch at 890-892 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield, S11 8TP.
Sheffield Conveyancing recently completed by Solicitor Jaclyn Smith for freehold abode. The agent working on behalf of the vendor's was the Heppenstall branch on 286 Hansworth Road, Handswroth, Sheffield, S13 9BX.
For a faster home move and quicker completion, it is advisable to instruct a Solicitor who is familiar with Conveyancing in Guildford. Tony, our legal guru, offers some local area information for home owners in Guildford.
Conveyancing in Crewe presents a range of issues for Solicitors, given the wide variety of property stock available. Instructing a Solicitor with local experience and knowledge will improve your chance of a faster, stress-free move.
The town of Chatham has a reputation for being a naval base but recent developments have turned this area into a top choice for home owners. Read on for more information about the importance of instructing a local Solicitor to handle your Conveyancing in Chatham.
Properties in Hastings range from older dwellings in St Leonards to new build houses near Ore Valley. An experienced Solicitor specialising in Conveyancing in Hastings will ensure your transaction completes faster.
Maidstone Conveyancing features a range of both properties and envrionmental issues as a result of it's age, from conservation areas, to contamination. A proactive Solicitor with local know-how will advise you on otherwise-costly risks, without compromising your budget or timeframe.
Southport Conveyancing need not be a slow affair, thanks to prompt action from your Solicitor and their use of online services speeding up property transactions. Do your research and don't get delayed by an old-fashioned lawyer.
This article features tips to get Faster Conveyancing for your Basingstoke property. With just a little effort, you can find and instruct a Solicitor with Fridaysmove who will maximise your chance to complete without delay.
Fast Conveyacning Solicitor Catherine liaised with the sellers' Solicitors, Terry Jones and Co of Abbey House, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY2 6BH to move the purchase of this Shrewsbury residence toward completion sooner.
Conveyancing Solicitor Fayruz Cahill recently handled the purchase transaction for a dwelling in Lowestoft. Howard’s agents at 132 London Road North, Lowestoft, NR32 1HB handled the sales marketing on behalf of the vendors.
Conveyancing in Worthing and across West Sussex requires local searches to be undertaken with the local council. Our legal expert Tony explains the purpose of these searches, and what they commonly reveal.
Gillingham Conveyancing, like elsewhere in Kent, can be complicated unnecessarily by the poor handling of a restrictive covenant by a Solicitor - Our legal guru examines this in more detail, and advises on how to proceed.
With the tide of ex-Londoners breaking against the new build apartments of the commuter belt, Conveyancing in Woking benefits from instructing a Solicitor with experience transacting these virgin properties.
Solicitor Elaine Fannon investigates risk of flooding during recent sales transaction in Bolton. The handling estate agent was the Your Move branch located at 73/ 75 Bradshawgate, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL1 1QQ.
Gemma Farguson, a Fridaysmove-approved solicitor, recently assisted the purchasers of a residential freehold in Rotherham. Legal matters on behalf of the vendors were handled by Bradford and Sons at 9 Moorgate Rd, Rotherham, S60 2EN.
The sale of a freehold dwelling in Smethwick was recently completed by solicitor Dawn Thomas. Handling the sales marketing for the property was the Derek Spires estate agents branch located at 602 Bearwood Road, Smethwick, B66 4BN, West Midlands.
Old restrictions discovered during Conveyancing in Eastbourne need not delay an experienced Solicitor - This article considers some of the risks when transacting older property, and how to mitigate your exposure.
Conveyancing Solicitor in Oldbury completes on sale of semi-detached dwelling with the Halifax Estate Agents branch located at 580/582 Bearwood Road, West Midlands, B66 4BW handling the marketing for the property.
Many Conveyancing Solicitors are still so bound to their referral providers (often estate agents) that it really does create the potential for a conflict of interest - which is what happened to a seller who contacted me recently.
Mary Spiteri-Panayi was the solicitor in charge of Conveyancing for the sale of a dwelling in Watford. The agent for the sale was Imagine estate agents at Block B, 26 Wilmington Close, Watford, WD18 0AF.
The sale of a freehold abode was recently completed by Dawn Thomas in Watford with the Coopers estate agents branch (164 Saint Albans Road, Watford, Hertfordshire WD24 4AS) handling the marketing aspect of the transaction.
Mid-terrace dwelling in Cambridge sold by Fridaysmove-approved Conveyancing Solicitor with estate agents Pocock & Shaw, located at 55 Regent Street, Cambridge, CB2 1AB dealing with the sales marketing.
The Conveyancing Insider's series of articles considering the intricacies of buying a freehold property, and the work your Conveyancing Solicitor undertakes, continues with Part III, focusing on the 'exchange of contracts' stage.
Fast Conveyancing in Cambridge purchase transaction recently completed by Fridaysmove-approved Solicitor, with Copleys Solicitors at 28 High Street, Cambridgeshire, PE29 3TH acting on behalf of the other side.
Solicitor Jaclyn Smith handled the Conveyancing on behalf of the purchasers of a freehold dwelling in West Bromwich. The seller’s Conveyancing Solicitor was Hearne and Co. at 120-121 Poplar Road, West Midlands, B66 4AP.
Proactive and expert Conveyancing on the part of Fridaysmove-approved Solicitor Jaaine Intharajah led to the fast sale of a bungalow within the local authority district of Peterborough City Council at the Town Hall, Bridge Street, Peterborough, PE1 1HF.
Solicitor completes on sale of semi-detached dwelling valued at £257,000 in Oxford. The purchaser’s Conveyancing Solicitor was from Withy King, located at North Bailey House, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford, OX1 2EA.
Conveyancing in Blackpool for a freehold dwelling was recently carried out by Fridaysmove-approved Solicitor Matthew Rumbold. Handling matters on behalf of the sellers was Easthams Solicitors at Continental House, 292/302 Church Street, Blackpool, FY1 3QA.
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Fridaysmove-approved Conveyancing in Middlesbrough Solicitor Shazia Ghafoor recently completed on the sale of a freehold dwelling. The other party was represented by O’Rourkes Solicitors at 28-30 Baker Street, TS1 2SW, North Yorkshire.
Oxford features properties of all ages and tenures, and many require more detailed Conveyancing work from your Solicitor. This article explores some of the issues which may arise during your Conveyance.
Conveyancing in Plymouth Solicitor Gemma Farguson recently completed on the purchase of a freehold mid-terrace dwelling. Acting on behalf of the vendors was Trobridges Solicitors, whose Plymouth office is located at 1 Ford Park Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 6LY.
Laura Gill, a Fridaysmove-approved Conveyancing Solicitor recently assisted purchasers of a residential property. The estate agent that handled the sales marketing for the sellers was the Edward Mellor branch located at 65-81 St Petersgate, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 1DS.
Swindon Conveyancing proceeds Faster with local knowledge - your Solicitor's understanding of not only how to get local searches faster, but what the outcome might mean for clients, and what can be done to avoid any risks which are found.
Conveyancing Solicitor Dawn Thomas recently completed on the purchase transaction for a home in Stockport. Handling matters on behalf of the vendors was Cunnington Property Services at 12 East Park Road, SK11 7FH.
With expert advice from a qualified and locally-experienced Solicitior, Conveyancing for you Southend sale or purchase can be both Fast and Cheap. This article considers the impact information from the usual searches can have.
Sunita Saini, a Fridaysmove-recommended Conveyancing Solicitor, assisted the purchasers of a dwelling on Wheatlands Grove in York in August 2010. Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors located at 19 Clifford Street, York, YO1 9RJ assisted the vendors.
Conveyancing Solicitor Sarah McGregor investigates planning permissions during purchase transaction for home on Filey Road in York. Representing the other party was B & C Solicitors at 6-28 Northway, York, YO11 1JL.
Fridaysmove-approved Conveyancing Solicitor Sarah McGregor assisted the sellers of a dwelling on Silk Street in Ipswich. The standard local authority search was carried out through Ipswich Borough Council at Grafton House, 15-17 Russell Road, Ipswich, IP1 2DE.
Portsmouth Conveyancing will reveal issues specific to the costal region, in addition to the usual legal hurdles - An experienced Solicitor with local knowledge will be able to navigate your transaction around these risks.
In June 2010, Conveyancing Solicitor Laura Gill assisted the sellers of a residence on Portland Avenue, within the local authority district of Southend-on-Sea Council (Civic Centre, Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 6ER).
Fridaysmove-approved Conveyancing Solicitor completes on sale of a 125 year leasehold flat located at Belle Vue Road in Bournemouth. The other side was represented by Turners Solicitors, located at 1 Poole Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5QQ.
Conveyancing in Kingston for a dwelling on Linden Crescent, KT1 was handled Fridaysmove-approved Solicitor Serina Abay in June 2010.The seller's handling estate agent was the Lords branch at 56 - 58 Wood Street, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, KT1 1UW.
Fridaysmove-approved Conveyancing Solicitor Elaine Fannon assisted the sellers of a detached bungalow on Creekmoor Lane, Poole, Dorset, BH17 in April 2010. The estate agent handling the sale was the Bungalow Centre at 1286 Wimborne Road, BH10 7AJ.
Conveyancing Solicitor Catherine Williams assisted the sellers of a home on Durley Gardens, Bournemouth, BH2 in September 2010. Acting on behalf of the purchasers was Turners Solicitors at 1 Poole Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5QQ.
Fridaysmove-approved Conveyancing Solicitor Gemma Farguson handled the purchase transaction for a home on Awel Dag in Swansea, within the local authority district of Swansea Council at the Civic Centre, Oystermouth Road, Swansea, SA1 3SN.
Richmond Conveyancing Solicitor, Laura Gill handled the purchase of a 107 year leasehold flat on Strawberry Hill Road. The seller’s Conveyancing Solicitor was Keppe and Partners at 33 Amyand Park Road, Richmond, TW1 3JF.
Stephanie Gerstler, Norwich Conveyancing Solicitor, acted on behalf of Mr. and Mrs. H for the purchase of freehold abode on Nurseries Avenue. The seller’s Conveyancing Solicitor was Birketts LLP at Kingfisher House, 1 Gilders Way, Off Barrack Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1UB.
Conveyancing for leasehold flats in Hounslow can be complex. Solicitors acting for buyers of ex-council flats therefore liaise with Hounslow Homes, St. Catherine's House, 2 Hanworth Road, Feltham, TW13 5AB for management details.
Conveyancing in Portsmouth for a dwelling on Portchester Road, PO2 was carried out by Fridaysmove-approved Solicitor Labeeba Zia in July 2010. Christies Conveyancing Services located at 97 Albert Road, PO5 2SG handled matters on behalf of the purchasers.
Conveyancing for the purchase of freehold abode in Sutton on Ashleigh Gardens, SM1 was completed by Fridaysmove-recommended Solicitor Gemma Farguson in June 2010.Handling the sales marketing on behalf of the sellers was Bairstow Eves Estate Agents at 296 High Street, Sutton, SM1 1PQ.
In November 2010, Conveyancing Solicitor Dawn Thomas was instructed by Mr. and Mrs. E for the purchase of a freehold dwelling on Midway, Sutton, SM3 9EL, within the local authority district of Sutton Council at the Civic Offices, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA.
Fast, Cheap Conveyancing in Southampton with Fridaysmove-approved Solicitors who completed on the purchase of a freehold abode. The seller’s Conveyancing Solicitor was Moore Blatch at 64 London Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 2AH.
Conveyancing Solicitor Jaaine Intharajah handled the purchase transaction for Mr. and Mrs. W in December 2009 for a home located on Drayton Road, Portsmouth, PO2. The other side was represented by Larcomes LLP at 168 London Road, North End, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO2 9DN.
Conveyancer Katie Clark handled the Conveyancing in Luton for the purchase of a freehold dwelling. The seller’s Conveyancing Solicitor was from the Stephens Wheeler branch at 1 George St West, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 2BJ.
Fridaysmove-recommended Conveyancing Solicitor, Laura Gill, assisted Mrs. B in the purchase for the purchase of a freehold abode in Luton. Acting on behalf of the seller was Neves Solicitors at 8 George Street West, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 2DA.
Bipin Vaghela handled the Conveyancing in Northampton for a residential home on Cottagewell Court, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN3. The seller’s Conveyancing Solicitor was the Park Woodfine Heald Mellows LLP branch at 16 Castillian Street, Northampton, NN1 1JX.
Fridaysmove-approved Conveyancing Solicitor handled the purchase of a dwelling on Northampton Road, Chapel Brampton, Northampton, NN6 on behalf of Mr. and Mrs. C. The seller’s Conveyancing Solicitor was Hewitsons at 7 Spencer Parade, Northampton, NN1 5AB.
Serina Abay handled the sale of a £225,000 dwelling on The Willows, Dudley, DY2 in December 2009. The handling estate agent was the Wakeman branch at 27 Dudley Street, Sedgley, Dudley, West Midlands, DY3 1SG.
Conveyancing in Dudley for a semi-detached dwelling on Redstone Way, Lower Gornal, West Midlands, DY3 was completed by Fridaysmove-approved Solicitor Rita Egan.The seller's estate agent was the was the Taylors branch at 2A Dudley Street, Sedgley, Dudley, West Midlands, DY3 1SB.
Fast Conveyancing in Enfield was conducted by Fridaysmove-approved Conveyancer Katie Clark in October 2010. Handling matters on behalf of the sellers was Wason and Co. Solicitors at 60 High Street, Enfield, EN6 5AB.
Conveyancing for a semi-detached abode on Sandringham Road, Bromley, BR1 was conducted by Solicitor Kate Clark in December 2009.The seller's estate agent was Acorn Ltd. at 19 Masons Hill, Bromley South, BR2 9HD.
Bromley Conveyancing Solicitor Gemma Farguson assisted Mr. and Mrs. W with the purchase of their new home on Forde Avenue in January 2010. The seller's handling estate agent was the Browne Estates branch at 197 Widmore Road, Bromley, BR1 2RG.
With the recent furore over referral fees, the bad habits of some Conveyancing Solicitors and agents has been put under considerable scruntiny - in a new book, agent David Pollock, continues the trend for transparency.
Simon Cozier handled the purchase transaction for a residence on Nottingham Close, Robin Hood, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF3. The local authority district for the area is Wakefield Council at the Town Hall, Wood Street, WF1 2HQ.
Leasehold properties in Barnet and across London can often create problems for buyers and sellers if documentation is out-of-date or simply missing - in such cases, professional advice will make the difference for faster a completion.
Matthew Rumbold acted on behalf of Mr. H for the purchase of a freehold property on Lime Tree Road, Walsall, West Midlands, WS5. The seller's estate agent was the Connells branch at 57-59 Bridge Street, Walsall, West Midlands, WS1 1JQ.
Jaaine Intharajah handled the Conveyancing in Barnet for the purchase of a house situated on Newcombe Park, Barnet, NW7. The seller's handling estate agent was Bairstow Eves at 14 High Street, Barnet, EN5 5RU.
Hidden fees in the small print of an Online Conveyancing Quote's 'Terms and Conditions' are the bane of many homebuyers and sellers. How can they be avoided? Research, and a truly 'fixed fee' guarantee.
Conveyancing Solicitor Jane Lim handled the purchase transaction of a home on Doswell Way, South View, Basingstoke, RG21 in April 2010. The seller’s Conveyancing Solicitor was Neale Turk LLP at 74 Bounty Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 3BZ.
Fridaysmove-approved Conveyancing Solicitor Laura Gill handled the Conveyancing for the purchase of a home on Rectory Road, within the local authority district of Basildon Borough Council at the Basildon Centre, St. Martin's Square, Basildon, Essex, SS14 1DL.