We are buying on a newly development ex-industrial use land. Could the soil be contaminated by industrial waste like manganese?
Policies are in place to control pollution, waste, water and chemical contamination. Metal contamination of soil in Chipping Campden is more likely to occur near ex-industrial sites or ex-landfills. Data on other contaminants, like ammonia, will also be included in an environmental search.
Is the buyer or seller responsible for the searches?>
It is you, as the buyer, who is responsible for checking that all is well with the property you are buying. This is why your conveyancing solicitor will order a set of standard searches (Local Authority, Water and Drainage, Environmental, and Chancel Repair – these are also the searches requited by your mortgage lender), plus additional searches dependent on the property, recommendations from the surveyor in the survey report, and the location and history of the area.
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Is there anything we can do to bypass paying stamp duty to the Revenue?
SDLT usually must be paid for homes priced at over one hundred and twenty-five thousand pounds. Homeward Legal do not advise home buyers get involved with any form of stamp duty mitigation, because these schemes are highly expensive and can be very unlikely to succeed.
Are there many buyers in Chipping Campden gazumped?
This happens when a property seller accepts an offer, only to reject it in favour of a better offer. Gazumping may happen even months into a purchase. The risk of getting gazumped exists for almost any purchase. To reduce the likelihood of being gazumped, consider instructing an efficient solicitor as soon as possible.
We plan to buy a property in the parish of Coln St Dennis. Should we get a chancel search?
A conveyancing solicitor may suggest a chancel search. Chancel repair has the potential to be charged on the owners of a building where Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) may have spared previous owners or tenants. In the event that chancel liability may apply, your solicitor might recommend insurance rather than pulling out of the purchase.
In what ways can a Chipping Campden solicitor report back on the risk and history of possible flooding in Chipping Campden for an investment maisonette I am hoping to buy?
An experienced solicitor will apply for standard environmental searches that incorporate Chipping Campden flood risk area information.