Solicitors fees for conveyancing UK wide contain many different elements and each of these go to make up the entire cost. Some may charge more than others and in some cases this is worth the cost – but in others it is not.
Comparing fees between solicitors before you instruct them can save you money.
Something that might not be included in all conveyancing solicitors quotes is the planning search report, even though it should be. This is a vital piece of information to obtain as it will tell any potential home buyer whether there are any planned developments that are due to be built near to the house or flat. This report will also note the locations of any electricity masts, phone masts and radon gas.
You should receive an aerial photograph of the area so that you can see exactly where the works will take place. A planning search report contains information on any residential (or commercial) building due to take place within 250 metres of the property. It will also detail any applications and their status as well as the masts as mentioned above. This is also the report which will give you the confirmation of your council tax banding, how much it will cost and the contact details for the council. This report is important as knowing about future planned building developments can make the difference between buying a property and looking elsewhere. Therefore, you must ensure that your solicitors conveyancing fee does include this search.
With something as important as solicitors fees for conveyancing UK based, it is vital to get the right price for your budget.
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