What will fee for our searches total?
With Homeward Legal, clients buying a property charged at a maximum £249 for conveyancing searches. Searches are disbursements, and are not included in the quoted conveyancing fees.
Environmental searches are based on archived records and when you consider recent events e g the major flooding in Sept 2012 in North West England, are they the best way to investigate sufficient information about the ever changing Burnley flood risk?
Flood risk searches carried out by the conveyancer in Burnley should also include a more informative Landmark flood search if the risk is deemed significant.
If you are concerned why not make enquiries with a close neighbour or local Lancashire flood damage expert e.g. Wilson & Bradley Ltd, 15 Forester Drive, Fence, Burnley, BB12 9PG Tel: 01282 698689.
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.
How much effort is it to sort out a house in multiple occupancy (HMO)?
A house in multiple occupancy is defined as a property where at least three tenants live forming more than one household (one person or more living together), but share kitchen and bathroom facilities.
As a landlord of an HMO, your responsibilities include ensuring proper fire safety measures are in place, gas safety checks are completed annually, the electric system is checked every five years, there are sufficient bathroom and kitchen facilities for everyone to comfortably use, communal areas are kept clean and safe to use, and waste disposal is managed effectively (provision of bins and bags).
This requires more effort than having a property to rent to one household, and you may wish to employ a solicitor to sort out the legal side of things in the first instance, and a property management company to handle the administration, disputes, etc. on a daily basis.
Homeward Legal's experienced solicitors have completed many different transactions including properties for HMOs. Why not give us a quick call now on 0800 038 6699 to get your conveyancing under way today?
The property seller has fitted incongruous roof antenna on the building which we think might contravene the Earlsdon conservation area rules.
A property solicitor will carry out searches establish if the property is inside a conservation area, and if so, whether any modifications have requisite permissions from the Burnley authority. In the event that no appropriate consents be supplied, your solicitor will advise you of the best alternative which can include getting covered by an indemnity insurance policy or getting retrospective approval from the council.
Does your Burnley property solicitor apply for any property on the Lancashire forties detached townhouse we are buying?
When getting a mortgage the lender mandates at least the following for properties in Burnley: Local Authority (council), Drainage and Water Search and Environmental, as well as any area-specific searches, like a Index Map Search (SIM).
Do you advise that I get searches for chancel liability if I am buying close by a 15th Century rectory manor in Burnley?
Chancel liability repair costs can run into £100,000s, which owners of affected property will be compelled to pay on demand to the Burnley Church council. Some names or words such as 'Glebe Farm' give an indication of a property's history, and thus whether chancel liability may apply. Church of England properties in the area include St Andrew w St Margaret and St James, St Catherine, St Cuthbert and St Mark.