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Buying a house – conveyancing to get a new home

A new house is everyone’s dream and they do not worry about anything else except the decision that you have to make while choosing to buy the house. Firstly, a house can be purchased via various ways. They can be bought over instalments, over mortgage or loan and also by down payment of cash. In fact, buying a house is easy and as you look ahead after you have saved quite the sum of money, it is now important for you to get a guideline on how should you buy your new home. What are the rules and regulations?

For the people living in the UK, they have to follow a certain law while acquiring a property. This law is known as the English property law and this law makes it mandatory for the property buying to be done by the process of conveyancing. Conveyancing is the process through which the ownership of a property is transferred from one party or owner to another. In fact, the process of conveyancing involves all types of property whether it is personal or residential or commercial. In fact, leasehold properties and rental properties is also need to be acquire by conveyancing.

Who can conveyance?

Conveyancing can be done by anyone who has the minimum knowledge of the way the process works. This involves knowing what the necessary documents are and what documents are required, which forms are to be filled first and which are to be filled later. The documents processing require a minimum fee ranging from upwards of fifteen hundred pounds to more than five thousand pounds depending on the type of property that you are purchasing.

Anyone who has passed the licensed conveyancer course becomes a licensed conveyancer and can professionally and legally handle the document processing with no restrictions. However, not everyone are good conveyancers. A good conveyancer is one who has many years of conveyancing experience and has handled many properties over time. In fact, a newly licensed conveyancer might not be the ideal choice but a conveyancer who has been doing it for a long time can be.

Lawyers who conveyance are known as conveyancing solicitors or just solicitors. They are more adept to the ways by which properties are bought or sold and can give professional as well as personal advice that can benefit. They mostly do commercial conveyancing but also do residential conveyancing. Compared to just conveyancers, their service charge is usually higher.

What and how to buy your house?

For residential conveyancing to commence, there are steps that needs to be completed before that. Firstly, you need to do adequate research. Researching is getting the necessary information about what the price includes. The apartment or the villa or the small home that you are planning to buy has a price on it. You need to check if the lighting, fitting of different materials inside the house come under this cost or not.

This is because some property agents offer prices that does not cover such costs but only cover the cost of the house and all. Thus, this is very important indeed. Next, if you are buying a newly built property, it is important to check if the developer has followed the Consumer Code for Home Builders or not.

This code is a guideline that builders and developers need to follow when building a new property. Therefore, if your real estate agent or the developer did not follow this code it is best not to buy property from them. On the other hand, the other things that must be checked includes what does the warranty cover actually cover for your home. In the future, there might be problems regarding your home or any of its fittings. Therefore, doing this research and finding if the cost covers this or not is a must that you should not miss.

In the UK, there are many conveyancing agents who do conveyancing for new and old properties that includes residential conveyancing, house conveyancing and also commercial conveyancing. It is indeed in your best interest to choose an experienced conveyancing solicitor that can help you buy your dream home with zero hassle.

Posted by on 30/05/2016 in New build

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