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Homebuyer Survey

Homebuyer surveys are a detailed report on the condition of a property. They provide information on the most urgent or serious matters that require your attention, and alerts you to any specialist advice that you may require before you purchase.

Homebuyer reports are ideally suited for properties built after 1850 including detached, semi-detached, terraced houses, bungalows, maisonettes, and both converted and purpose built flats…

The objective of a homebuyer survey is to assist clients in making an informed judgement on whether or not to proceed with purchasing a property. In conjunction with these; clients are also assisted in deciding whether a property is a reasonable purchase at the agreed price, and assessing urgent and significant matters before exchanging contracts.

The homebuyer survey will take approximately two hours and will include a detailed inspection of all accessible areas.

The report will include:

  • A description of the property
  • A description of the condition of the property in relation to the proposed purchase price
  • A description of the buildings elements, condition and recommendations
  • An overview of the services connected and their condition
  • Legal issues and investigations

The homebuyer report will highlight urgent and serious matters including:

  • Asbestos
  • Timber decay
  • Health and safety issues
  • Cavity wall tie corrosion
  • Negligent structural alternations and extensions
  • On-going structural movement
  • Roof structure problems
  • Rising and penetrating dampness
  • The reports are concise and easy to understand.

Even if you have had a valuation report, we still recommend that you arrange a survey; this is because the valuation report is prepared for your lender and not you. Therefore it cannot be relied upon to answer questions that concern you, or give you details of the condition of the property.

Property Conveyancing

When buying a house or moving property conveyancing is an essential part of buying or selling a property as it is the legal process of transferring a property from one person to another. If you are buying or selling a house in England or Wales, you will need a residential conveyancing solicitor or a licenced conveyancer.

Whether buying or selling our conveyancing specialists will ensure you move between properties as quick and easy as possible, delivering a transparent and personal service. We will outline to you the steps involved, from the early stages of obtaining title deeds and preparing the contract for sale/purchase to completing the transaction on the day you move into your new home.

Conveyancing is the 'act of transfer of title to property from one person to another'. In essence it is the legal process of buying and selling property.

Property conveyancing by law must be done by a property solicitor or licensed conveyancer.

One lawyer cannot act for both parties, as this would cause a conflict of interest so therefore both the buyer and seller will have their own representation.

We understand the importance of choosing the right specialists when moving home, the legalities of the move is one of the most stressful and time consuming part of any property transactions, that is why we work with specialist conveyancing firms who provide a quick and efficient service at excellent rates. We monitor progress and work hand in hand with our solicitors to ensure that our clients' transactions are progressing smoothly and on time, whilst keeping you informed all the way.

We have built strong long term relationships with all the conveyancing firms that we recommend to you and they have continually proved to us that their work is of a high standard and ensure that any legal requirements and processes are dealt with correctly and thoroughly.

We are able to assist with:

  • Sale and purchase of freehold and leasehold residential property
  • Lock-out agreements
  • Transfers of Equity
  • Shared ownership sales, purchases and stair casing transactions
  • Mortgages and re-mortgages
  • Property portfolios
  • Stamp duty land tax

Our customers benefit from the following:

  • If the transaction falls through, no legal fees will be payable
  • As soon as the property is listed we will start the legal work immediately
  • There are no hidden costs only fixed fees
  • We will keep you informed every step of the process

Throughout the process we will keep you in touch with the progress of the transaction, working in your best interest and ensuring the process is moving as quickly as possible.

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