Essential Guide to Buying a House
Housing Solicitor Back to Guide
You will need to engage a solicitor as soon as your offer is accepted. Try and find someone who comes recommended as the solicitor has the biggest influence on the smoothness of the sale. Costs can vary hugely, find out what is included as some solicitors quotes may include the cost of the searches, whilst others do not.
It is helpful to use a local solicitor as they should have a relationship with the local planners and will understand and local regulations.
The solicitor is in charge of:
- Paying the stamp duty
- Local authority searches- planning applications, roads
- Contaminated land assessment
- Environmental search
- Drawing up the contract
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