Should we get a chancel liability search? We are buying next to a parson's close in Anlaby.
Potentially amounting to over £100,000 in repair cost obligations, chancel liability should be considered by buyers of Anlaby property likely to be affected. Several sources are used to determine liability in Anlaby, including county histories. Ecclesiastical properties in the area include St Peter's.
Which local authority is responsible for Anlaby?
Anlaby is located in East Riding of Yorkshire Council, County Hall, Beverley, Yorkshire, HU17 9BA, contact: 01482 393 939
If there are outstanding works approved in the planning consent, can I still use it?
Generally speaking, planning permission legally has to have an expiry date, which is usually for a period of three years from approval for the building work to start (and not necessarily complete, unless the consent has a suitable caveat).
This means that the consent is against the property and the intended construction rather than the person who made the application. As such, if the planning consent remains within the expiry period, the agreement is transferrable to the new owner of the property.
Your solicitor will be able to provide further advice, once enquiries with the local authority have been satisfactorily completed as part of the conveyancing.
Do I have to be present at viewings?
No, you don’t. It used to be the case that estate agencies were happy to leave the homeowner to show prospective buyers around. However, this has now been dispensed with because they won’t necessarily have the property skills and experience of dealing with and selling to a buyer. Therefore, the preference is usually that you should not be present in the home at all, although this can obviously be difficult with infirmity, working from home, and childcare.
The best option is to discuss this with the estate agent when you appoint them, so that you are aware of their expectations for each viewing, and they will be able to work around you if you have to be present in the home. Whether you are present or not, you should still take care not to be too messy and tidy up as much as possible prior to the viewing appointment, so that good impressions are maintained.
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In a few weeks I am going to be moving from our terraced residence in Anlaby into our next flat in North Ferriby . What is the right point to appoint a house removal firm?
Homeward Legal will advocate that you put off booking a removals company until the point where the contracts have exchanged because a definitive date wont have been contractually agreed. Some removals companies will charge a cancellation penalty
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