Conveyancing In Boreham Q & A's
What can a Boreham property lawyer do if the flat we are buying is located in a conservation area and has unsuitable windows installed?
Chelmsford local authority Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search carried out by your Boreham property lawyer as part of the conveyancing should ascertain whether the property is within a designated conservation area and any evidence of the appropriate permissions for alterations will be requested. In the absence of any appropriate consents, your Boreham conveyancing solicitor will recommend the best alternatives, which include seeking retrospective permission from the council or getting covered by an indemnity policy.
I am completing next July. How is stamp duty rates calculated?
The Stamp Duty Land Tax you will owe is based on the purchase price. It will be £13230 on a £441000 house or flat.
What local factors can contaminate land in Boreham. Are they a concern?
A range of contaminants may impact residential property in Boreham, such as brine works. An environmental search can give more clarity.
How does my conveyancing solicitor in Boreham report on the risk and history of a flood at Boreham?
The conveyancer conducts official environmental searches that should include Boreham historical flood risk information. An inexpensive (around twenty pounds) and more involved Essex database search (most likely a Landmark Database search) will often be advised by a qualified conveyancing solicitor in Boreham, if in the event that the enviro. search indicate a potential flood risk to the property.
What should we do regarding beryllium soil contamination in Boreham?
Given the history of industry and agriculture in parts of Boreham, soil contamination is inescapable. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Boreham, including local authorities.
Is it easy to sell a house without using an estate agent?
It’s relatively straightforward to sell your own home without involving an estate agent, although you should be warned that it’s a time-consuming process (which is why agents set a certain fee to pay for their time in getting your home sold).
First you need to get a proper valuation of your home, which can be done by paying a chartered surveyor and registered valuer, or you can research the house prices in the area for similar properties to get an idea of how they are selling.
Once you are happy with the price, you can advertise the property (there are several free sites that allow you to do this). Legally, you’re required to obtain an Energy Performance Certificate for the property before putting it up for sale, so you’ll need to organize a registered energy assessor to create this for you. Then you can start arranging viewings and negotiate an agreed price with anyone who is interested.
We would recommend, however, that you sign up with an estate agent as they can do all the leg work for you. The key thing, though, is to understand their fees and rates before signing an agreement with them.
The estate agent has offered the solicitors firm. Do we need to use them?
Both agents and mortgage brokers may suggest a conveyancing firm. These referrals should be thoroughly considered, as there is a risk that an agent may choose the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not the best solicitor for your needs.