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THE BENEFITS - Our panel firms offer Free Offers, Free notes of interest. Furthermore there are no up front fees or charges, you only make payment when you have secured your property and you get the keys. Similarly if you are selling you only pay when the deal is done.
FREE SERVICE TRIAL - Again our panel of residential conveyancing lawyers offer you a free service trial. It's a true statement of how confident our firms are that you will love the service offered. If you have never used one of our firms or you are a first time buyer, how do you know how good they are? With nothing to pay upfront and a Free Service trial you really have nothing to lose. We think this unique package is by far the best on offer.
Flooding Risk – How to avoid when buying? We’ve all watched the news this year and the sad sight of people losing their homes to flooding. For many families and businesses, the difficulties will go on for months as even after the water has gone, the repair work will begin. There are many reasons for flooding and heated debate as to how this should be alleviated, but what can you do before buying to ensure that you are not likely to face this risk to your home and family. For many first time buyers, they need practical and straight talking advice to cover the many issues. Our law firms are always on hand to help.
A Guide To Boundary Disputes If you are seeking advice on a boundary Issue there are several factors you will require to appreciate. Plans and The Registers.
1. The legal extent of any property, by this we mean the actual land registered under your ownership can vary from what you are actually using. This can be as simple as the fence being in the wrong location or over the use of land successive owners consider that they own it.
2. The Registers plans can differ. If unregistered the plans can be very vague and in some cases there may not be a plan but a description based on objects or building which have long since gone. If Registered the plan can lack in precise sizes and details. They most probably will not tell you if the wall is on your land or another’s.
3. Property descriptions may in some cases help and they may detail the land features, walls fields etc.
A Guide To Family Transfers Keeping the costs down. Buying, selling and transferring property to a family member can be straight forward. To this end and as long as everyone is happy to proceed peacefully (without conflict) the costs, timescales and stress can be kept to a minimum.
If everyone is in agreement the work can be kept to a minimum by using differing lawyers in the same firm. This has the added benefit of avoiding the extra expenses and adversarial nature of the transaction. It can also keep the red tape and missives to a minimum, which is all good for you the clients. If this is the case and you wish to save money just give us a call and we can put you in the right direction. . .
Uderstanding Fixed Fees So you were given a Fixed Fee for your legal work? Are you really sure? In the world of law caveats and exceptions are abound. One in particular is the area of conveyancing or property law. Buying or selling property is akin to buying or selling a second hand car. Your car will require too be of a certified legal standard. Defects or legal changes to the legal standard will require work, sometimes inexpensive but it can be very costly. Now let’s not confuse the costs for your lawyer with the costs of the work, documents, reports and government charges as both require to be paid. Well unless your lawyer has given you a fixed fee! In our experience you are as likely to find a motor garage to give you a fixed fee (Total Fee) to MOT and repair your car without examining it as you are to find a lawyer who will give you a fixed fee.
In Summary We have found 3 types of legal fees.
1. The fixed fee, subjects to exceptions.
2. The pay by the hour fee quote.
3. The price list.
Registration And Ownership Was it the house, just a building, an area of ground or a little piece of the country? The answer is probably all of these things. Starting from the ground up you own the area of ground outlined on the plan on the Land Register. Think of it as an area on the flat (sometimes hilly) surface of the earth. You own this and the publication of this on the Land Register ensures that everyone else knows that you own it. Now you’re starting to think that you’ve paid a lot of money for that area of ground, aren’t you. So where’s the value?
Well, first of all, remember that there is a finite amount of ground available that has to go around everyone in the country. Generally, the more people that want your ground then the more valuable your ownership is. We’ve all heard the maxim ‘location, location, location’ – and it’s true that the value is often derived from where the property is. For example, it’s often more expensive to buy property in central cities or those with beach views than more provincial areas. Buying or selling can be expensive, but always remember that you can save huge amount of money by using the correct team.
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Free Advice And Questions? Go ahead.
Do you want to save money on your conveyancing fees and receive an excellent service? We can provide instant online estimates and legal quotes. Our panel of solicitors are ready to move quickly on your house sale, purchase or remortgage. All you need to do is run a free comparison quote online or just call for more information
Whether you are buying property and are wondering what to offer or if you are selling a property and want to know what price to accept, give us a call. It’s free with no commitment to us at all.
We help clients buy and sell their properties every working day of the week – thousands each year! Our specialists can help you negotiate the price you want. Call us and see what we have to offer.
In a very fluid property market, knowing the trends and understanding patterns of buying are critical when making any big decision. Our lawyers will provide you with the knowledge at the core of any successful property negotiation.
What’s the plan – get the deal and then call a solicitor? If you’re an expert negotiator armed with all the current facts and legislation then it probably sounds like a great deal. But would it not make sense to check out our free advice first?
Have you ever considered how many individuals and firms can make huge money by buying and selling properties?
Our online conveyancing guides are prepared by St Andrews Expert Property Lawyers. ‘If you want to avoid the stress and delay then our guides are for you’. Each stage is highlighted by practical tips and advice. The do’s & don’ts. But always remember that we can provide the best tailored not generic help if we chat.
Before you start you should know.
Do I need to fix the defects in the Home Report?
Do I need to disclose any defects and problems to the seller?
What is the benefit of appointing a solicitor before getting an offer?
What should I not discuss with any potential buyer?
A survey is required to provide the value of the property and also to comment on the structure of the building. You should always have a good read at the survey report that comes as part of the Home Report, This will be available from the Estate Agents. Among other things, you should check the value the surveyor has placed on the property and any recommendations for repairs that are required. You may also wish to see if the surveyor has made any comment as to whether or not the property has been altered or extended as this could affect the value and structure, if the relevant documentation is not available. The survey also contains other information such as the age of the property and comment regarding the area and surroundings, as well as suitability for mortgage lending purposes.
Prepare your property before you receive an offer or make an offer. Being legally prepared before you receive an offer could be the difference between selling or not. we always advise you to ensure that everything is in place for your property before you receive your offer to buy. Your legal team should organise your titles, alteration documents, planning permissions, Title insurances etc. early. Sometimes (due to the defects found in your title deeds or lenders) this can take several weeks. Within 48hrs of any offer you should have your acceptance of the offer along with your titles back to the purchasing solicitor. If you are buying, positioning yourself and putting your offer in the best light can make the difference. We frequently see a lower bid getting the house because they are in a better position or offer clarity and cerainty to the sellers.
All in the detail – The basis of all property transactions is set in a binding contract, which is otherwise known as the missives in Scotland. Many people make the mistake of thinking that the deal is done when in fact the parties are still negotiating the deal. When negotiating either party can walk away at any point. In the absence of any pre-contract deposit or agreement, neither party would hold liability. Yet when is the contract binding? This is an issue that you must really check with your solicitor. Do not make the assumption or take anyone’s word for it as contracts are slippery at best of times.
So you have a contract and one party is in breach of their obligations (not sticking to the deal) or attempting to get out of a contract? Even after the contracts are concluded many solicitors would place conditions within the contract which will allow their clients to withdraw from the contract without any cost if specific conditions are not met. The most general conditions tend to be around the searches over the property for example coal reports, debt and insolvency and in many cases if the property is badly damaged and in need of repair. Again we must stress that you check with your conveyancing solicitor as not every contract is the same.
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