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New School Year, New Home?

New School Year, New Home?
April 2020

New School Year, New Home?

As the summer holidays are fast approaching, are your thoughts on planning for the new school year in September, are you thinking of new schools, uniforms, commutes to school, moving house?
Or is the question looming what school you want your pre-schooler to go to next year?
According to research from Santander one in four parents with school age children have either bought or rented a new home to avail themselves the right address for a particular catchment area so you are not alone.

How long does the buying process take?
The buying/selling process usually takes two to three months depending on the chain or buyers and sellers, so if you ‘move’ quickly you could get in before the new school term.
What are my preffered schools catchment areas?
Catchment areas change over time so make sure you check with the school before making your decision.
Buying a home is an exciting prospect and the right solicitor can help the process run as smoothly and stress-free as possible.

What happens next?
There are certain things that need to happen before buying or selling a house;
• If using an estate agent, offers must be made through them
• Once an offer has been accepted you need to contact a solicitor, it’s the seller’s responsibility to draw up a legal contract to transfer ownership
• An offer is not legally binding until contracts are exchanged

All fees should be transparent and if in doubt about something, ask for clarity.

Beacon Wealth Legal specialise in Conveyancing, the process of transferring ownership between a seller and buyer.
They have achieved the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme accreditation mark, which recognises the quality of their work.

If you are thinking of buying or selling your home speak to Beacon Wealth Legal for help or advice on 01480 219699 or send your enquiry to info@beaconwealth.co.uk