We ideally want to complete on the selling of our leasehold flat within 4 weeks, are you especially fast Beacon Hill solicitors ?
Homeward Legal has a proactive approach to conducting necessary legal work for movers as fast as possible.
Homeward Legals approach is different - we use state of the art integrated systems . Crucially we always give you a solicitor incentivised to efficiently communicate to the whole property chain (line of buyers and sellers) .
Do 'conveyancing searches' need to be performed?
Searches are a set of questions requested by the purchaser's solicitor with several authorities, for example a drainage search. They are unable to address physical defects.
Can I change the purpose of use for a purchase as part of the conveyancing procedure?
Putting in a planning request to change the use of part or all of a property is a straightforward process and you can deal directly with the local authority, which authorises plans and requests. However, tying it in with a planned purchase of a property has its own problems, since you don’t yet formally own the property, and the length of time to get through the planning process (with no guarantee of success) will need to be factored into the purchase duration, which the seller may not agree to.
We would advise you to either buy the property and then put in the planning request after completion (or exchange at the very earliest), or buy a property that’s already fit for your purposes. Or you might be lucky to find a property that already has the relevant planning consents in place.
When we are buying near a 13th Century priory in Beacon Hill, is it necessary that I get a chancel liability search?
Chancel repair can require owners in Beacon Hill to contribute towards the cost of upkeep of older church buildings. A chancel search is used to confirm whether such a liability exists. Liability is more common in some parts of the country. The solicitor handling your conveyancing will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary.
What are fixtures and fittings?
New owners will often be frustrated with the lack of formality over which fixtures and fittings are included. Conveyancing solicitors recommend a formal fixtures and fittings form to avoid later disagreements, clarifying to both parties what items will stay, and which will be removed.
I am buying a 1940s flat in a conservation area. How do I uncover details relating to the state of repair of the area?
Local Beacon Hill conservation areas are set up by the local East Dorset planning authority, who police things like building materials to the obstruction of neglected buildings. English Heritage keep a list of the condition of conservation areas.