How long will my transaction take?
There is no definitive answer to this question – It is generally accepted, however, that a standard residential transaction will take around 12-16 weeks from when you instruct us. You should be aware that there are many different third parties and external factors which affect the length of a transaction and that leasehold matters generally take longer.
My property is freehold – can’t I do whatever I like with it?
It is common for most freehold properties to have covenants on their deeds. Covenants are legal promises to do or not to do something and you are legally obliged to comply with them.
Do I have to provide my buyer with a gas and electrical safety check?
There is no legal obligation on a seller to provide a gas or electrical safety check for their property unless they have been letting it out, in which case the landlord & tenant rules require these checks to be undertaken. In property law, the maxim “let the buyer beware” applies, although it is common for a buyer to ask whether you will provide such checks during the course of their enquiries.