Does your firm manage auction conveyancing in Bellingham?
Yes - Homeward Legal is able to work with sellers at auction. Conventionally difficult to value buildings such as properties requiring improvement, are listed in auctions and these need increased inquiries before completion. We therefore advise bidders to appoint an affordable lawyer well in advance of the auction for a detailed review of the auction legal papers.
Thereafter, following the auction your conveyancing solicitor is wholly geared up to completing the purchase within the limited time frame as typically required by the terms if sale.
Is there any comprehensive information on the upkeep of conservation areas in Bellingham?
Conservation are issues including what can be demolished or vacant buildings are overseen by the local authority (Lewisham).
English Heritage administer a list of the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas.
Which local authority is responsible for Bellingham?
Bellingham is located in London Borough of Lewisham Council, Town Hall, Catford, London, SE6 4RU, contact:
Should I organize a private purchase of items on the Fixtures and Fittings form?
This would be very unwise as the Fixtures and Fittings Form (TA10) forms part of the contract, and it lists all the items that the seller is planning to leave at the property with an agreed price for anything they want money for.
To try to organise a private sale outside of this clear and controlled process may result in difficulties later on in the process, which is precisely why this form is in place. If you want something to remain that’s not listed on the Fixtures and Fittings Form, raise a query through your solicitor so that negotiations may be formally carried out.
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What specific things do I need to look out for if I’m buying a house on the coast?
With worsening weather and floods now becoming increasingly commonplace, with the media remarking on it in depth, buying a property that has a likelihood of flooding is a difficult decision to make. Not only is there the issue of cleaning up if it does flood, but insurance premiums will be much higher (and perhaps even prohibitive).
For homes in coastal areas, there is also the problem of coastal erosion, where some properties have been seen to literally fall into the sea.
However, the good news is that picking a home in a coastal region doesn’t automatically mean that it’s going to be subject to flooding or that it’s eventually going to slip into the sea. The searches ordered by your conveyancing solicitor will identify the level of risk associated with the property and, based on this, your solicitor may recommend that you take out specialist reports (e.g. from Landmark or other organisations) to get a more in-depth description of the risks and options. These are in addition to the standard set and will be charged to you as a disbursement at cost.
Your surveyor will also be able to identify evidence of previous floods and other problems during their inspection and provide advice in their report. If the problems are considered sufficiently severe, the surveyor may also note the specifics for further investigation by your conveyancing solicitor.