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Residential Property Conveyancing

Purchasing or selling a house is one of the largest economic choices that a lot of us make in our lives. It can likewise be just one of one of the most stressful.

Khans Solicitors’ experienced team of solicitors and support staff work hard to ensure that your transaction is completed efficiently, minimising your stress levels. Our excellent relationships with estate agents ensure that we are able to progress your purchase or sale quickly and effectively, while making sure that you are kept up to date at all stages of the process.

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    Buying a Residential Property

    Purchasing or selling a house is one of the largest economic choices that a lot of us make in our lives. It can likewise be just one of one of the most stressful.

    Selling a Residential Property

    Selling a property is not easy as this is not just advertising in the market and set an asking price. Khans Solicitors will guide you through every step of the way,

    Owning a Joint Property

    Purchasing a residential property with somebody else certainly sounds like an excellent concept. By pooling your resources, you might have the ability to acquire

    Transferring Equity

    When you have a residential or commercial property with another person, you may end up wanting to move complete ownership to either on your own or the other individual.

    Settling a Land Dispute

    Land ownership and leases, whether farming, household or industrial, frequently result in conflicts, either between neighbouring proprietors

    Being a Landlord

    Whether you’re wanting to let your residence, buy a buy-to-let building, are a property owner with a huge profile or simply trying to find suggestions,

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    As per the Solicitor’s Regulation Authority instruction, we need to release information about the services we provide as well as the prices we bill. We want our customers to have the right information that they require to make the decision to select the best service at a rate that they can pay for.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    There are different legal aspects that should be considered when buying a property:

    • The property buying process, including legal considerations and searches
    • Exchange of contracts
    • Completion
    • Registration

    Property searches

    In order to protect you and your lender, we are required to carry out searches on the property you are proposing to buy. These include:

    • The local land charges register, which details any obligations owners have to the local authority or government.
    • Other local authority records, such as planning decisions, road building proposals and rights of way. The search will only cover the specific property you are buying and will not give information on neighbouring properties or any planning proposals in the nearby area.
    • Drainage and water services to the property detailing whether waste water goes into a public or private sewer.
    • The environmental search, which investigates whether the property is on contaminated land or at risk from other environmental factors, such as flooding.
    • Chancel Indemnity Insurance to cover you against potential Chancel repair liability (repairs to local church).
    • The searches are not the same as a survey. Whilst the searches are a desktop study on legal matters affecting the property, the survey is a physical inspection by a qualified surveyor. We do recommend having a survey carried out. This is something which falls outside of the legal process and you should look to arrange it with a surveyor directly.

    This is the part of the process where you become legally bound to  buy the property. This exchange of contract is done formally through a telephone conversation between solicitors. It defines price, date and the machinery of completion. Note the following:

    • Until the exchange of contracts, either party is free to withdraw from the transaction without penalty.
    • You will have to pay part of the purchase price to the us as a deposit. We at Khans Solicitors will hold this until completion. This can be forfeited, if you fail to complete the contract.
    • The law on property purchases says “buyer beware” so it is important that you have inspected the property before exchange of contracts to ensure that you are happy with its boundaries and physical condition, as you are unlikely to be able to claim any losses from the seller at a later date.
    • Your buildings insurance should be arranged to take effect from the point that contracts exchange (rather than completion) because it is at this point that the risk for any damage to the property passes to you.

    The day on which you pay the rest of the money (having already paid the deposit) and receive the keys is called the completion date.

    We can assist you throughout the process of buying a property, and take over some of the work, such as the searches and checking the legal rights and burdens which come with the property.

    However, our services go even further. We can advise you on legal considerations when buying a property:

    The time of buying a house is probably the time to re-consider your Will and Inheritance Tax issues generally. We have a dedicated team who can advise you on these matters and this could save you problems later on.

    Furthermore, we can advise you on capital Gains tax :

    Should you eventually sell the property, if it has risen in value, you may have to pay Capital Gains Tax on the difference between what you receive for the property and what the property cost to acquire, improve and sell, after allowing for inflation. If the house is your main residence then no Capital Gains tax is chargeable at all, but you should bear in mind that you are only entitled to have one main residence.