Buying a house can be very complicated for most families. In fact, there are bound to be things you don’t know about. In this piece, I’ll talk about three intriguing things you must know about before buying a house!
When your bid on a home gets accepted, you might think that your work is done. Finally, you found your dream home and can relax now. But, the work doesn’t end there for you. After you have your big accepted, you need to do some things before signing the contract. And, surveying the house is highly recommended. Hire a surveyor to go to the house and examine it. They’ll take note of all the measurements and dimensions, etc. The purpose of this is so you know the house is safe and good for you to buy. This way, you don’t spend loads of money, only to find out your new house has very weak foundations or other problems. If you’re lucky, the estate agents will have a surveyor that they use. So, you can use them, and it means less work for you. Otherwise, get ready to Google surveyors in your area!
Conveyancing is something that a lot of people aren’t aware of. I know that when we first bought our family home, I had no clue about this process. It came as a complete surprise to me, and many other first-time buyers. So, I think it will help you if I explain it to you now. Obviously, I’m no expert, so don’t expect a detailed analysis of the process! To put it simply, Conveyancing is the legal process of handing property from one owner to another. When you buy a home, it has to be transferred into your hands, legally. Sometimes, the estate agents you buy the house through will offer a conveyancing lawyer for you to use. But, there are loads of places like Wilson Browne Solicitors that offer conveyancing services. All you need to know is that you must have legal ownership of the property when you buy it. Often, it’s the conveyancing process that means the actual buying of the house takes longer than expected. Continue Reading