Can I change the purpose of use for a purchase as part of the conveyancing procedure?
Putting in a planning request to change the use of part or all of a property is a straightforward process and you can deal directly with the local authority, which authorises plans and requests. However, tying it in with a planned purchase of a property has its own problems, since you don’t yet formally own the property, and the length of time to get through the planning process (with no guarantee of success) will need to be factored into the purchase duration, which the seller may not agree to.
We would advise you to either buy the property and then put in the planning request after completion (or exchange at the very earliest), or buy a property that’s already fit for your purposes. Or you might be lucky to find a property that already has the relevant planning consents in place.
Is there any comprehensive free data the status of Coulsdon North conservation areas?
Conservation area matters for example what can be demolished, removal of existing windows or neon signs are regulated by Croydon. English Heritage, a government body, administer a list of the state of repair of conservation areas.
How do I check that a building is in a designated conservation area?
Locales deemed to be of historical merit, such as fishing villages, will be designated as areas of conservation. The council will be able to offer more information about local areas of conservation, and the lawyer handling your purchase will discuss the relevant responsibilities.
What should I be conscious of if purchasing a building located inside a Croydon council conservation area ?
An integral part of the due diligence for buyers includes making enquiries of Croydon local authority to confirm conservation area status and the requisite formal approval for modifications. .
Is it important that I get a chancel search? I am buying on the same street as church grounds in Coulsdon North.
Chancel repair liability can require Coulsdon North home owners to pay for maintenance of nearby church land. Several sources are used to determine liability in Coulsdon North, including parish records.
Is there a benefit to going to auction over a standard estate agent sale?
The majority of homes sold via an estate agent will be in a reasonable condition and usually modernised, whereas auction properties will often require a lot of modernisation or structural work before it can be lived in. That’s not to say you can’t use either for your sale, of course, irrespective of the state of the property.
Whichever option you choose, you should line up a focused, proactive solicitor on a fixed-fee agreement protected by a ‘No Completion, No Fee’ guarantee. You should appoint them as early as possible, too, so that the conveyancing work can start immediately – this is particularly important for auctions, as there is usually a four-week completion stipulation on its sale.
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Why does Coulsdon North property legal work for a purchase require so much time and effort? The last solicitor we used felt very slow.
The conveyancing process can endure stressful setbacks. We strive to reduce their effect where it is possible to do so. There are numerous reasons for delay, such as a slow firm acting for the lender.