Childwall conveyancers carry out necessary conveyancing searches if instructed to act for a home purchase client - what actual ones?
If buying and getting a mortgage the lender requires you to these searches - Local Authority Search, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW) and Environment Search, and, depending on certain criteria, specific searches, which may include a Official Search of Whole with Priority (OS1).
What’s the difference between residential and commercial conveyancing?
In essence, there is very little difference between the tasks needed for residential conveyancing against commercial conveyancing. The real difference comes in the type of property and the purpose for which it is intended to be used.
The majority of residential transactions are freehold, whereas commercial transactions are almost exclusively leasehold, and commercial property conveyancing searches will tend to be more expensive because the structure and land will occupy a greater space on average than that for residential property.
Which elements are key to ensure a fast completion?
Essential to fast Childwall conveyancing is to use a communicative solicitor. That said, there are several things you, as the buyer, could do to accelerate your conveyancing. These include:
- quickly answering your solicitor's questions (by email if possible)
- organising your finances, including arranging a mortgage
- asking for property searches to be ordered immediately
My agent has suggested a property lawyer that they have used before. Will it be cheaper to use them?
Estate agent recommendations are a not uncommon path for purchasers to get a solicitor. Such referrals must be carefully considered, as some agents may 'recommend' the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the most appropriate choice.
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.
Does our lawyer in Childwall tell me about the amount to be paid of council tax on a Band D property before exchange of contracts?
A property lawyer will consult with the appropriate Liverpool local authority to discover the currently applicable council tax band and rates, which will then be added to the report on title. Up-to-date charges for residents of Childwall are set out in detail online at the Liverpool local authority site. At the time of writing (27 September 2012) the rates are:
- Band A - £1,017.00
- Band B - £1,187.00
- Band C - £1,357.00
- Band D - £1,526.00
- Band E - £1,865.00
- Band F - £2,204.00
- Band G - £2,544.00
- Band H - £3,052.00
We have a requirement to complete on the legal work on our refurbished home within 5 weeks, are you fast solicitors in Childwall ?
Homeward Legal has a highly speed focused style to carrying out legal process for home movers. Our conveyancing property lawyers are focused on speed and try to communicate throughout the home buyer and seller chain and implement cutting edge conveyancing case management systems to exchange on the sale as quickly as possible.