We are interested in purchasing in Chapeltown. Can we find out if the building is in a conservation area?
These areas protect regions recorded as being of historic or architectural significance. The advantages of these restrictions include confidence that property will retain its value, but they may impose liability on a buyer for unauthorised alterations made by previous owners. Your property solicitor will provide more details.
We are intending to buy a rectory in the parish of York St Mary Bishophill junior. Will we need a chancel search?
The solicitor may suggest that a chancel search be ordered. Chancel repair has the potential to be charged on the owners of a house where Parochial Church Councils have previously chosen not to do so. For property in the parish of York St Mary Bishophill junior, it is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.
Chapeltown conveyancers get some conveyancing searches when they are instructed to act for a buyer, but which particular searches?
If purchasing and applying for a mortgage the building society of bank mandates at least specific searches, including - Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environmental and, depending on certain criteria, area-specific searches such as Commons Search.
Which of the Chapeltown mortgage lender panels are you on?
Of lenders with offices in or near Chapeltown, we with the majority. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Flynn Damian Mortgages Ltd, Raleigh Dr, Burncross, Sheffield, S35 1WR.
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?