Conveyancing In Brentford Q & A's
Does your solicitors company handle the conveyancing of auction properties in Brentford?
Yes - Our firm is used to working with property auction conveyancing. Often hard to value houses such as development land, are included in auctions which want supplementary review. Solicitors therefore advise bidders to formally instruct their solicitor in advance of the property auction date to allow adequate time for a detailed review of the lot.
After the actual auction your experienced lawyer is wholly geared up to concluding the purchase in the usual 28 days as required .
What are the pitfalls when buying a flat in a Hounslow council designated conservation area ?
An integral part of the conveyancing process includes the application for searches of Hounslow planning authority to determine conservation area status and the required consent for any modifications. .
What are searches, and how do they differ from a survey?
Searches are a set of enquiries carried out by your surveyor to various authorities such as the local council, HM Land Registry, etc., and focuses on the impact of the local area on your potential enjoyment of living at the property, while a survey (a HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey) is focused on the structural integrity of the home and its permanent outbuildings and constructions.
While each may throw up similar issues (such as missing planning consents or boundary issues), they are very different and achieve very different purposes.
Our solicitors at Homeward Legal are willing and happy to explain anything you don't understand in the conveyancing, because you need to know what you're getting for our competitively-priced fixed fee. Call our team on 0800 038 6699.
Myself and my partner are purchasing in Brentford. Are there any areas of conservation in the area?
Conservation areas detail neighbourhoods of historical or architectural value. The local council will provide more details about local areas of conservation, and the lawyer handling your purchase should discuss what specific restrictions are in place.
Who do I give the appliance warranties to if they are being left at the property I’m selling?
If you are leaving what is generally termed ‘white goods’ at the property you are selling, which are still in warranty, the documentation should be given to your solicitor so that any warranties can be given to the buyer’s solicitor as part of the contract.
Note that, should you be leaving any electrical (or other) items at the property, this should be made clear on the Fixtures and Fittings Form (TA10) and agreed as early as possible between you and the buyers, particularly if you want financial recompense in so doing.
We are buying on a recently-developed former industrial site. Can the soil still be contaminated?
Some metal contamination may have occurred throughout Brentford, but some extreme cases may be deemed an unsafe risk. The local authority for Brentford will be able to provide more detail on cases of contamination.