These are extra enquiries over and above the agreed enquiries contained in the standard property information form which a conveyancer deems it absolutely necessary to raise with a sellers conveyancer.
Fee charged for transferring money electronically from one bank to another usually on completion day.
The obligation of a property owner to contribute towards the cost of upkeep of the Chancel of a church is an ancient one and is often not recorded in the title deeds to the property. Many properties are subject to these obligations even where the property has been built in modern times and there is no apparent Church in the vicinity. Although the Church authorities will lose the right to register new repair obligations against properties in England and Wales in 2013, the rights will continue to affect many properties. In the meantime we are able to offer a no-search insurance to cover you against any possible risk.
This is the date when the sale of a property is agreed to be finalised. When moving into a property it is also called the MOVING DATE
This is the legally binding form of agreement incorporating all the terms and conditions of sale of a property made between the Buyer and the Seller.
This is the word used frequently by lawyers for the necessary expenses to be incurred when buying a property.
This search is carried out to check whether there are water or drainage pipes under or near the property so that we can ensure that the correct documentation exists to cover this. It will also reveal whether the property is connected to the mains for these services and whether there is a water meter at the property.
It is now recommended that buyers also carry out an environmental search to check if there are any landfill or waste disposal sites in the area, if the property has been built on an old industrial site and whether there are any risks from contaminated land, toxic emissions, flooding, subsidence etc.
This is the moment when the contract finally becomes legally binding and a completion date is agreed and fixed.
Central government body originally set up in 1925 for the purpose of maintaining a record of the ownership and details of land.
Search made in Land Charges register to see if any land charges registered against person. Also includes compulsory Bankruptcy search against Borrower on behalf of Lender.
Fees payable to H.M. Land Registry for registering changes of ownership and other matters affecting land.
This is a final search done by the Conveyancer in the land registry to check that nothing has been altered since the copy deeds were first produced to him i.e. no new mortgages have been registered.
Usually Bank or Building Society that grants loan by way of mortgages for the purpose of buying property.
Form of loan that is secured (attached) to your property. This means the property cannot be sold unless the loan is repaid in full. The Lender can also sell the property if the repayments are not made.
Final mortgage settlement figure to be paid at completion.
This is a tax charged by government when buying a property. The Chancellor has granted a stamp duty land tax holiday to homebuyers in England and Northern Ireland until 31st March 2021. It means that buyers of homes valued at up to £500,000 will no longer pay any stamp duty on the purchase up until that date. So for the duration of the holiday stamp duty will be 5% for the value of a property purchased from £500,000 to £925,000 and then to 10% for the slice up to £1.5 million, then 12% for any amount above £1.5m.
Anyone buying a second property will also see some benefit from the stamp duty holiday outlined above. However from 1 April 2016, if you are buying a second home (as defined in the relevant regulations) the amount of duty was increased with the addition of a 3% surcharge added to any stamp duty charge. This 3% surcharge will continue to apply at all price ranges throughout the stamp duty holiday.
Report carried out by qualified surveyor on physical condition of property.
The legal documents that prove the ownership and other matters that affect property or land.