Compare Conveyancing Costs For Fife Property
AgentQuote.co.uk helps you to compare conveyancing quotes from quality property solicitors. We hope you find the service helpful. We search for quotes from local solicitors and conveyancers who service the Fife area.
Our price comparison service is second to none, because we ensure that each solicitor's quote is all-inclusive - so you can see the total price you will pay for your conveyancing. This means a genuine price comparison between solicitors, with no hidden costs.
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Do you have questions? Please see our handy FAQ videos under your quotations.
Should I use a Fife solicitor for my conveyancing?
There's no real need to use a solicitor located in Fife to do your conveyancing. Your whole case can be managed efficiently by post, email and telephone.
Why use a Fife Estate Agent?
There is a recent trend of Fife home-owners trying to sell their own properties. Many websites now offer services to assist with this, but at AgentQuote.co.uk, we still believe there is great value in using the services of a good local estate agent to market and sell your property.
Here are some points to consider when deciding whether to find an estate agent to help you market and sell or let your property.
In The Know
A good Fife estate agent will already have a shortlist of potential buyers (applicants) on their books, who may immediately want to view your property. This could result in a quick sale.
Although you may be confident that you're more than capable of managing the sale of your own property, the truth of the matter is that many of us have precious little spare time. Fife applicants will not appreciate having to arrange viewings around your schedule. In all likelihood you will achieve a faster sale if you use a good Fife estate agent.
Fife agents are good at marketing property
Fife property sales agents are experts at marketing properties. Not everyone is born a salesman - and the work of making a sale is often a job for an expert. Your property agent will know the trick to take flattering protographs of your house, how to write up an appealing write-up of it and the best outlets to market that information to attract the greatest amount of interest.
The Right Price
Of course, everyone wants to sell their Fife property for the biggest price possible, but this is not always the best way to achieve a quick sale. A good Fife estate agent will be able to guide you towards a price that strikes the right balance between being attractive to both you and any potential Fife purchasers.
Author: Terry Davies
Neutralise Nasty Odours - If you're trying to sell your Fife property, then perhaps it's time to ask a good friend the question "does my house smell". If you live with unpleasant odours, then you may no longer notice them. Get the blunt opinion of a friend. If there's a problem, don't worry... there are plenty of products on the market to remove nasty smells, rather than cover them up.
De-Clutter - It’s your home in Fife, you’ve lived there for years, it feels like part of you, and you love it. But if you’re selling, then it’s time to move out mentally! Try to pack away as much personal clutter as you can. Leave a few, favourite items out so that the house doesn’t feel like a Fife hotel, but otherwise present your viewers with a blank canvas, somewhere that they can imagine making their own.
Pay For A Deep Clean - If a girl was going out on a important date, there's a reasonable chance she's either spend a lot of time at home getting ready, or even go to a Fife beauty salon. If you're trying to sell a Fife property then don't treat it any different! Consider getting in a deep-cleaning service. Prices, and level of service will vary, so look around! They will steam clean carpets, curtains and upholstery. They will get rid of all of the dirt that you may not even notice. Your oven will look like new! Hopefully the overall freshness and odour of your property will improve. This should really help with your sale!
Weed the garden - One of the first things a potential buyer will see when they arrive at your property is the garden. If the garden is unkempt then it will be a bad start, and make the wrong first impression. Pick up litter, cut the lawn and pull / kill any weeds that are growing in or around the path or patio areas. Consider hiring a pressure washer to clean up your path if it's looking really grubby.
Author: Terry Davies
Food For Thought
What are searches?
As part of the process of purchasing your property, the solicitor you appoint will conduct searches on your behalf. (You must pay for these). The searches relate to the property you are buying - and check for various things. Is the current ownership of the property all in order? Is the seller in a legally sound position to do so? Is the environment OK (toxic ground, tree preservation orders, radon gas, flood-prone etc.). Is the land registered? What are the status of the mains water supply, drainage and sewerage? Are there mines or mining activity affecting the property? And so on. The purpose of the searches is to ensure that you are buying a property legally, and with no nasty surprises.
How much time does the legal procedure take ?
This is one of our most frequently asked questions and regrettably, there simply is no straight answer because it depends on so many different things. The most simple kind of house sale is the one of an unoccupied property to a purchaser paying with cash. This would probably take about 6 weeks to conclude (from instruction with a solicitor to when the property legally finally becomes the new owner's property). If the purchaser is in need of a property loan, this could add an additional number of weeks to the time-frame. If the purchaser is additionally purchasing a property, this could add two to four additional weeks and maybe even more delay if there is an extended chain of related sales. Even more time delays could result from misplaced paperwork, slow Fife conveyancers and sluggish buyers and sellers. A typical completion time is about 10 to 14 weeks.
Author: Terry Davies