Which environmental factors will affect land in Bracknell?
Property would be contaminated by a broad range of environmental factors, such as sand or clay quarries. An environmental search can give more clarity.
What causes Bracknell property legal work for a purchase appear to be so drawn out?
Conveyancing can potentially be delayed, Homeward Legal, however, aim to lessen the impact of these delays by pushing all parties involved. Common delays include problems with arranging a mortgage.
What can a Bracknell conveyancing solicitor do when the building is located in a local authority conservation area and has conspicuous cladding fitted?
A conveyancing solicitor will carry out searches identify if the property is affected by a conservation area, and if so whether any alterations have the appropriate permissions from the local authority.
Can I agree a sale price without involving an estate agent or solicitor?
This depends on whether you have signed up with an estate agent and what agreement is already in place. While it might seem unfair if you’ve found a buyer outside of the estate agency process and you’re expected to still pay the agent their fees on sale, you should be very careful about stepping outside the agreed terms and conditions since this is legally binding and you may face penalties as a result. Therefore, if you want to follow this course, it’s worth checking the details with a solicitor to ensure you’re following the letter of the law.
If you’re not with an agent, you can publicise your house details with a number of publications and online sites (some are free, others require a fee), but you’ll need to do all the legwork and administration. For a legal standpoint, you don’t need to appoint a solicitor to perform the conveyancing, but it would be an unwise option to pursue as you will probably have neither the training or experience in some its complexities, and you won’t have the protective indemnity insurance in the event of a problem arising with your work.
Should I change the locks after I move in?
It would be a wise move to replace the locks upon moving into your new home, for peace of mind if nothing else. Although you may have received a number of copies of the keys, you may not know accurately whether that bunch constitutes every copy.
Although changing the locks will be an extra cost, you may find that buildings insurance may look on the move favourably, too.
Need guidance on what to expect from the conveyancing and legal work associated with your planned move? Call our team at Homeward Legal on 0800 038 6699 and they'll get you set up today.
How can I buy the freehold of the building in which I’m purchasing a flat?
When you buy a leasehold flat (usually for a lease lasting a long time), it means that you don’t own the building or the land on which it is built. If you want to buy the freehold of the building (either yourself or with other flat-owners), you’ll need to meet a few legal criteria before that can happen (such as the number of flats, the purpose to which the majority of the building is put to, and the number of flat-owners willing to by the freehold).
One additional point to note is that the shorter the lease on any flat, the greater the price of the freehold is likely to be.
You should talk to other residents about your plan as well as finding out how much the freehold will be and getting a professional valuation. Once you are in a position to move ahead, you’ll need to appoint a solicitor to manage the legal aspect of the planned purchase.
Homeward Legal's solicitors are well-versed in dealing with all types of freehold and leasehold purchases. So call us now on 0800 038 6699 and we'll guide you through the process and assign you to one of the best solicitors.
Can tin (Sn) contaminate Bracknell top-soil?
Soil contamination is carefully monitored. Data on many contaminants, such as asbestos and water contaminants such as detergents, will be included in an environmental search.
I am planning on buying a 1940s house in a designated Bracknell conservation area. How does one locate more information concerning the present state of upkeep?
Local conservation areas are specified by Bracknell Forest who oversee everything from building materials used to the stoppage of excessive road signs.
English Heritage have put together records of the state of repair of conservation areas.