Our property experts have provided some answers here to some frequently asked questions regularly asked by our Residential Property clients.

Do I need to visit a Fosters’ office?

No, we can deal with everything via post.

Do you need my original signature, or will a fax / email suffice?

There are certain documents where we must hold the original signed copy. We will advise you when this is required.

How long does a cheque take to clear?

Seven working days.

I am in rented accommodation, when should I give my landlord notice to quit?

If you are in rented accommodation, it is advisable to delay serving notice to quit on your landlord until contracts have been exchanged and a fixed completion date has been agreed. If you are required to serve notice, please let us have details of the period of notice required to enable us to bear this in mind when exchanging contracts and agreeing a completion date suitable for you.

If I am buying and selling with others, do you need to speak to us separately on all matters?

Where a property is being purchased by more than one person, information provided by us to any one of you, either verbally, on the telephone or at meetings, or in correspondence, is deemed to be provided to both or all of you, unless we are specifically instructed to ensure that each party is informed individually.

What are our opening hours?

Our general opening hours are Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) 9am to 5pm.

For Sequence calls, please phone on 01603 723766.

Why is my address shown as the property address I am purchasing on the land transaction return?

The form is prepared in advance but only submitted on completion. Unless you are buying the property to let out, we will assume this will be your forwarding address.

How we can help

Our property experts will advise and work with you throughout your matter with us, and keep you informed about how your case is progressing and any issues that may have arisen.

If you are a current client and have any questions about your property transaction please contact your team directly.

If you would like information about our property services please visit our Property section, or contact our New Business team directly. We can provide a free no obligation online quote direct to your inbox, or over the phone by calling 01603 620508.

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