If I want to build an extension or do other works once I move in, can I get a builder to visit to give me a quote?
There is nothing stopping you trying to organise this, so long as you set a date and time that’s acceptable to the vendor (or via their estate agent if they are unable to be there) and try to establish how long the process will take, so that this can be booked in.
This becomes particularly critical following a surveyor’s inspection where remedial works are identified and recommended. You can use the quote from the builder as a renegotiation tool on the asking price, if the work required is going to be particularly costly. If you decide to go down this route, it must be done before exchange of contracts (where you’re committing to the sale price) and you should inform your solicitor if you’ve had private discussions and agreements with the vendor over price for inclusion in the terms of the contract.
How might conveyancing be so drawn out?
The legal work required to buy or sell a house or flat will occasionally be exposed to significant delays. Homeward Legal understand how unnecessarily stressful these delays can be and seek to diminish their burden whenever we can. There are numerous reasons for delay, such as difficulties with mortgage finance.
Which local authority looks after Appleby In Westmorland?
Appleby In Westmorland is located in Eden District Council, Town Hall, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7QF, Call: 01768 817 817
Do we need to select the solicitor usually used by the estate agent?
Many agents have referral deals with solicitors where they refer clients. However, if the agent is paid a fee by the solicitor, some agents choose the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the best solicitor for your needs.
I am buying a investment flat in one of the conservation areas, where does one find more information in regards to the present standard of repair?
Local conservation areas are specified by Eden who oversee conservation area concerns from paths to the obstruction of modern telephone boxes. English Heritage have conducted a survey and created records of the condition of conservation areas.
We are buying on a new-build ex-industrial site. Can the soil still be contaminated?
Metal contamination may have occurred throughout Appleby In Westmorland, but where substances causing significant pollution of surface waters or groundwater are found the land will be defined as 'contaminated'. Metal contamination of soil in Appleby In Westmorland is more likely to occur near landfill sites. Data on other contaminants, like water contaminants such as pesticides, will also be included in an environmental search.