FAQs

Buying & Selling

Under the provisions of current legislation, if you intend to sell a residential property, you are required to make available an Energy Performance Certificate.

The EPC is part of a series of measures introduced across Europe which aims to cut buildings carbon emissions.  It must be present on all marketing material and is valid for 10 years.

We are able to quickly arrange an Energy Performance Certificate therefore avoiding any delay in the marketing of your property.

Contact us about your EPC.

Legal

What to do – Telephone 01282 860606 or email Colne@cs-b.co.uk today for advice.

Typical problems – Long delays, hidden extras, cannot speak to a solicitor, work to rule attitude, computer says no

We advise on – underquoting or overcharging, complaints procedures, conveyancing protocols, and relying on rules of professional conduct.

What you can achieve – Faster response, lower your costs if they are unfair or too high, provide an alternative 1 to 1 conveyancing service

Wills & Probate

No! The law is you must make one will each. If you are married or living together then people often make identical wills with their names reversed (mirror or mutual wills). You need to decide whether your wills can be revoked in the future, or are set in stone from now on. You also need to think about what property will be included; if you own a house as joint tenants it cannot be included in the will. If you want to shares in the house to another person, you must register at the Land Registry as tenants in common and include special provisions in your will.

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What to do – Telephone 01282 860606 or email Colne@cs-b.co.uk today for advice.

Typical problems – Long delays, hidden extras, cannot speak to a solicitor, work to rule attitude, computer says no

We advise on – underquoting or overcharging, complaints procedures, conveyancing protocols, and relying on rules of professional conduct.

What you can achieve – Faster response, lower your costs if they are unfair or too high, provide an alternative 1 to 1 conveyancing service