The survey revealed that no planning consent was obtained for an extension: What are the issues I’ll face?
The chartered surveyor inspecting the property will check any extensions or works that have occurred and highlight any concerns for the attention of your conveyancing solicitor, who will make enquiries with the local authority to establish whether the consents and building regulations are in place.
If the building regulations agreement is not in place, the vendor is not legally allowed to sell the property until they are, since the title deeds cannot be transferred to your ownership. If building requiring planning consent is present at the property but without proof of consent approval, the local authority might be willing to accept a retrospective approval, although this could take a long time, and, even then, they may instruct you, as the new owner, to return the building to its former state, which could be very costly.
Your solicitor will be able to advise you on the most appropriate course of action to take, including whether the retrospective planning or the reversal of building works can be renegotiated from the agreed sale price.
Why does conveyancing for a purchase take such a long time?
The conveyancing process could suffer setbacks even in the best of circumstances. Some delays are beyond the conveyancing solicitor's influence, Homeward Legal, however, appreciate how disruptive they may be and aim to lessen the consequences of these delays by proactively handling all enquiries. Common delays include difficulties with mortgage finance.
I am planning to sell our co-owned apartment in a hurry at a nearby auction, does your panel any property auction specialist very fast Coxhoe solicitors ?
Our conveyancers typically adopt a efficient style when completing the necessary legal work. With Homeward Legal, CQS solicitors are proactive and will communicate proactively from the start to the end of the property chain (sequence of buyers and sellers) and use new conveyancing case management systems to complete the sale swiftly.
What does a Coxhoe property lawyer advise if the house I hope to buy is in a County Durham planning authority conservation area that possibly has unsuitable cladding added?
County Durham local authority searches carried out by a property lawyer in the process of the conveyancing will find out whether the property is within a designated conservation area and any evidence of Coal Authority consent for alterations will be asked for.
What searches will a Coxhoe solicitor apply for on a Coxhoe building?
The customary conveyancing protocol will be to get Local Authority (council), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW) and Environmental and, depending on certain criteria, specific searches, which might include HS2 Search.