Conveyancing In Boscastle Q & A's
What will the Boscastle property solicitor do if the house I want to buy is inside a local authority conservation area and has unsuitable dormer windows installed?
Your conveyancing solicitor should ascertain if the property is within a conservation area, and if so whether any alterations have required permission from the Cornwall authority.
I’ve lost my gas/electrical certificates; will that stop me moving?
There is no legal imperative for you to provide either the gas or electrical safety certificates as the seller; you are required to provide a gas safety certificate on an annual basis, however, if you are planning on letting the property out. The Institution of Electrical Engineers recommends that an electrical certificate be updated at least every ten years or when the property is transferred to a new owner (every 5 years if you are letting the property out).
However, this usually means that this is the responsibility of the buyer with the onus on organising an inspection for a new certificate falling on them.
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Is an environmental search a disbursement or fee?
Comparing conveyancing quotes is often challenging, considering differences in terminology. This charge is a disbursement not a fee, meaning the solicitor passes on the charge at cost.
We are buying a period flat in the boundary of Boscastle conservation area. Where does one uncover more details in respect of the state of upkeep?
Conservation areas in Boscastle are nominated by the local Cornwall planning authority, who manage things like area development to the blockage of ugly highway signs.
Following a campaign, English Heritage have assembled records of the condition of conservation areas.
What is the council tax on a residential mid-terrace Band A property in Boscastle?
You will be include your property's band within the title report. Correct rates for Boscastle are tabled on the Cornwall council site. At the time of authoring on 16 August 2012 rates are:
- Band A - £979.00
- Band B - £1,142.00
- Band C - £1,305.00
- Band D - £1,468.00
- Band E - £1,794.00
- Band F - £2,120.00
- Band G - £2,446.00
- Band H - £2,936.00