How much effort is it to sort out a house in multiple occupancy (HMO)?
A house in multiple occupancy is defined as a property where at least three tenants live forming more than one household (one person or more living together), but share kitchen and bathroom facilities.
As a landlord of an HMO, your responsibilities include ensuring proper fire safety measures are in place, gas safety checks are completed annually, the electric system is checked every five years, there are sufficient bathroom and kitchen facilities for everyone to comfortably use, communal areas are kept clean and safe to use, and waste disposal is managed effectively (provision of bins and bags).
This requires more effort than having a property to rent to one household, and you may wish to employ a solicitor to sort out the legal side of things in the first instance, and a property management company to handle the administration, disputes, etc. on a daily basis.
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In what ways does my property solicitor in Abbots Bromley report on the risk and history of flooding around Abbots Bromley?
An essential component in the conveyancing procedure of purchasing a property involves the conveyancer applying for property environmental searches that set out specific information about the potential the local Abbots Bromley flood risk. At the time of writing reports on the Environment Agency don’t reveal any active flood warnings in the Abbots Bromley area.
What average time should I expect it to take my designated property lawyer to get through all of the conveyancing work for the top floor of recently developed building we are thinking of buying?
The process can take anywhere from one month to three months depending on a number of factors e.g. the speed of the seller's property solicitor, or the speed of other lawyers in the chain. Our property solicitors are focused on speed and communication exchanging as rapidly as achievable.
What will the council tax cost for a period Band G flat in Abbots Bromley?
Your appropriate band will conventionally be given as part of the report on title along with the local authority. Correct rates for properties in Abbots Bromley are detailed online at the East Staffordshire council site. At the time of writing, 04 August 2012, rates for all bands are:
- Band A - £992.00
- Band B - £1,157.00
- Band C - £1,323.00
- Band D - £1,488.00
- Band E - £1,819.00
- Band F - £2,149.00
- Band G - £2,480.00
- Band H - £2,976.00
For fast conveyancing to buy a £636k house, what should we do?
Key to a fast completion is to use a communicative lawyer. There are numerous tasks you, as the buyer, can do, such as, completing all forms as soon as possible, requesting status updates from the lawyer regularly and arranging your mortgage offer.