If there are outstanding works approved in the planning consent, can I still use it?
Generally speaking, planning permission legally has to have an expiry date, which is usually for a period of three years from approval for the building work to start (and not necessarily complete, unless the consent has a suitable caveat).
This means that the consent is against the property and the intended construction rather than the person who made the application. As such, if the planning consent remains within the expiry period, the agreement is transferrable to the new owner of the property.
Your solicitor will be able to provide further advice, once enquiries with the local authority have been satisfactorily completed as part of the conveyancing.
What type of local conveyancing searches about the potential risk of flooding in Buckinghamshire will the property solicitor in Bourne End be able to carry out?
A vital step in the conveyancing procedure carried out when buying a property involves a solicitor applying for environmental searches that set out information in relation to Bourne End flood risk area.
Flood risk searches are all well and good but when one considers current events for example the serious flooding in the UK in April 2012 are they comfort enough to establish enough about the risk of flooding in Bourne End?
Property conveyancing searches conducted by the Bourne End lawyer should include the more in depth search (Landmark) if the risk is deemed significant.
If you remain concerned you could try to contact a neighbour.
What will fee for our conveyancing searches total?
With a Homeward Legal solicitor, clients are expected to pay at a maximum £249 for a standard search bundle. Informative but less frequently ordered extra searches include a tin mining search.
Might the fees for our conveyancing incorporate any additional charges?
No. Our solicitors never hide any hidden fees.
What’s the difference between exchange of contracts and completion?
When you exchange contracts, this means that you are agreeing to all the terms drawn up within the contract made between you on one side of the transaction, and the opposite party on the other side. It is from this point that you are legally obliged to go through with the transaction (unless you want to be subject to financial and/or legal penalties).
The completion of contracts is the point where you officially take over ownership of the property, receive the keys and can move in. All monies are transferred between the various parties and the conveyancing solicitor contacts the Land Registry to register the change of ownership to you.
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The owner looks to have added ugly satellite dishes to the maisonette in Bourne End which may contravene conservation area criteria
Your lawyer should find out if the property is located within a conservation area and whether any modifications have appropriate consents from the Wycombe planning authority. If no appropriate permissions be produced, your conveyancing solicitor will advise you of the alternatives e.g. taking out an indemnity insurance or seeking retrospective permission from the council.
Is a leasehold supplement a fee or disbursement?
It is not always obvious whether an item on your quote is a disbursement or a fee. This cost is a fee not a disbursement, and should be clearly stated in your quote.