Conveyancing In Broadclyst Q & A's
What are Broadclyst's searches?
Searches are a prescribed set of enquiries performed on your behalf. These are not carried out by a property surveyor.
What can be done about trees with TPOs if they are cutting out the light into the house?
Tree Preservation Orders (or TPOs) are legal protections for individual trees, which means you are prohibited from pruning, cutting or removing the plant without the formal consent of the local authority. There are certain caveats such as whether it is causing an immediate danger to life, but the local authority will still need to be informed.
As a homeowner, you have a number of rights, including Right to Light: that is, you should expect natural daylight to enter your property through windows without being blocked (again there may be caveats which will be unearthed in the conveyancing). If a tree with a TPO has grown so much that it is blocking out light, you can apply to the local authority for permission to prune the tree sufficiently to return your Right to Light. It becomes more complex if the tree in question is on a neighbour’s property, and you should discuss any resulting costs with them.
Homeward Legal's solicitors have years of experience in dealing with all sorts of legal issues including TPOs, providing you with practical guidance and help. We are best placed to help you with your move, so call our team on 0800 038 6699 today.
Can I withdraw my offer on a property at any time?
When you make an offer on a house that has been accepted by the vendor, you can ask them to take it off the market as part of the acceptance. If you are selling, you can show your intent by agreeing to remove it from other potential buyers’ interest.
As a buyer, you can withdraw your offer at any time (and, as a seller, you can reject an offer at any time) up to the exchange of contracts, which means you are now legally committed to go through with the transaction at the agreed price. You should check your contract with both the estate agent and your conveyancing solicitor as there may be fees and other penalties associated with pulling out of the transaction after the offer was initially agreed.
If you decide to withdraw from the contract after exchange, then you are in breach. This means, if you’re the buyer, the seller is entitled to keep whatever agreed sum has been set for the deposit, and could claim damages; as the seller, you will be liable to pay interest accrued during the Notice to Complete period as well as the deposit, and the potential for claiming losses, and the buyer has to return everything about the property at the seller’s expense.
If I am intending to purchase near Broadclyst, in the parish of Meeth, do we need a chancel search?
Your solicitor instructed to handle the transaction may suggest a chancel search. In older areas of Broadclyst, chancel repair can be imposed on new owners of a home where Parochial Church Councils have not imposed the same liability on the last owners, so indemnity insurance may be advisable even if liability is unlikely.
In a few months we are likely to be moving out of our period residence just outside Broadclyst into a property in Braunton what is the right point to instruct a removals firm?
The ideal point is to wait before instructing the removals until such time as both sides have accepted by both parties your completion date which commonly occurs once final contracts are signed. Typically house removals firms may charge a rearrangement fee
Try Man With Van Services, Grange Cottage, Rockbeare, Exeter, EX5 2EP Phone: 01404 822777 or Beaumont and Mills removals and house clearance, 1/1/Churchside, Clyst Honiton, Exeter, EX5 2LY Tel: 01392 445911.
What will the council tax cost me on a new build Band G flat in Broadclyst?
Your homes relevant council tax band will usually be set out in the title report along with the local authority.
The correct charges for homes in Broadclyst are tabled online at the East Devon local authority site. On (13 March 2013) the different rates are:
- Band A - £1,005.00
- Band B - £1,172.00
- Band C - £1,340.00
- Band D - £1,507.00
- Band E - £1,842.00
- Band F - £2,177.00
- Band G - £2,512.00
- Band H - £3,014.00
I am buying a renovated property in the middle of a conservation area, how does one locate data about the standard of upkeep of the Broadclyst conservation area?
Local conservation areas are set up by East Devon who are responsible for everything from public spaces to the policing of derelict buildings. Following a campaign, English Heritage have conducted a survey and created a list of the state of conservation areas.
What should we do regarding arsenic soil contamination in Broadclyst?
Soil contamination is monitored frequently. The local authority for Broadclyst will be able to provide more detail on cases of contamination.