How much would charges for my conveyancing searches in Buckinghamshire total?
With Homeward Legal, Buckinghamshire clients are required to pay no more than £249 for a standard bundle of searches. These searches are paid out to a 3rd party, and are charged at cost.
As a result of the Met Office warning of more intense rainfall we are asking if environmental searches won't be sufficient?
Environmental searches handled by the Buckinghamshire conveyancing solicitor will include a more thorough flood search if required.
If you are nervous try to approach a neighbour or local resident.
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.
Which parts of Buckinghamshire are secured by a designated conservation area?
These areas cover streets and neighbourhoods of architectural or historic interest. Taplow Riverside, Uxbridge Lock and Gerrards Cross Common are among the conservation areas in Buckinghamshire. A property solicitor will discuss the relevant responsibilities you would be taking on by purchasing in a conservation area.
Are some of the designated Buckinghamshire conservation areas are in poor condition?
An up-to-date assessment of the state of repair of conservation areas in Buckinghamshire is published by English Heritage - the following details are currently viewable at their site- Taplow Riverside is designated as at risk with unknown vulnerability and unknown, Uxbridge Lock is designated as at risk with unknown vulnerability and unknown, Gerrards Cross Common is designated as at risk with unknown vulnerability and no significant change, Stoke Green is designated as at risk with unknown vulnerability and no significant change.
The vendor has unfortunately added ugly new windows to the property which I think might conflict with the Uxbridge Lock conservation area criteria.
Your solicitor will always establish if the property is affected by a designated conservation area and whether any alterations have the appropriate permissions from the Aylesbury Vale planning authority.