What can be done about trees with TPOs if they are cutting out the light into the house?
Tree Preservation Orders (or TPOs) are legal protections for individual trees, which means you are prohibited from pruning, cutting or removing the plant without the formal consent of the local authority. There are certain caveats such as whether it is causing an immediate danger to life, but the local authority will still need to be informed.
As a homeowner, you have a number of rights, including Right to Light: that is, you should expect natural daylight to enter your property through windows without being blocked (again there may be caveats which will be unearthed in the conveyancing). If a tree with a TPO has grown so much that it is blocking out light, you can apply to the local authority for permission to prune the tree sufficiently to return your Right to Light. It becomes more complex if the tree in question is on a neighbour’s property, and you should discuss any resulting costs with them.
Homeward Legal's solicitors have years of experience in dealing with all sorts of legal issues including TPOs, providing you with practical guidance and help. We are best placed to help you with your move, so call our team on 0800 038 6699 today.
How do we determine more info about the conservation areas in Allestree and Allestree?
English Heritage now maintain records of the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas. Conservation area concerns e.g. the upkeep of public spaces, removal of existing windows or derelict buildings are handled by the local authority (Derby).
Could lead (Pb) contaminate land in Allestree?
Even where some contamination has occurred in Allestree, risk levels are usually low. Data on many contaminants, such as acidic compounds, will be included in an environmental search.
When should you speak to a solicitor to handle our purchase?
Whether buying or selling, earlier is preferable. Early instruction of a conveyancing solicitor can reduce any chance of the sale or purchase falling though.
For the purchase, my mortgage lender, we have chosen Mortgage Express - what will I need to know?
Recently, a number of lenders are now reducing their 'solicitor panel', which may result in increased legal costs for house purchasers. We are able to act for many lenders.
Of large Allestree lenders, which firms are on your panel?
Of lenders with branches in Allestree, we in conjunction with most. Allestree lenders and mortgage specialists include Derbyshire Mortgage Services, 17 Town St, Duffield, Belper, DE56 4EH, Mortgage Advice Bureau, Capital House/2 Pride Pl, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8QR, and Mortgage Force Ltd, Unit 7 Riverside Ct, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8JN.