Food risk searches are compiled from archived information and given recent weather changes e g the major flooding last year in the Midlands are they comfort enough to establish enough about the ever changing Dickens Heath flood risk area?
Property environmental searches handled by a Dickens Heath conveyancing solicitor should also include a more informative flood search if required.
If you are still concerned you could call a future neighbour.
What are searches, and how do they differ from a survey?
Searches are a set of enquiries carried out by your surveyor to various authorities such as the local council, HM Land Registry, etc., and focuses on the impact of the local area on your potential enjoyment of living at the property, while a survey (a HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey) is focused on the structural integrity of the home and its permanent outbuildings and constructions.
While each may throw up similar issues (such as missing planning consents or boundary issues), they are very different and achieve very different purposes.
Our solicitors at Homeward Legal are willing and happy to explain anything you don't understand in the conveyancing, because you need to know what you're getting for our competitively-priced fixed fee. Call our team on 0800 038 6699.
How long should I expect it to take our assigned conveyancer to get through the legal work on a flat in a Thirties property in Dickens Heath?
The process can take anywhere from around a month to 12 weeks, which can be hampered by any number of things e.g. the speed of the vendor's property solicitor, or the time taken to get a mortgage offer.
I’ve lost my gas/electrical certificates; will that stop me moving?
There is no legal imperative for you to provide either the gas or electrical safety certificates as the seller; you are required to provide a gas safety certificate on an annual basis, however, if you are planning on letting the property out. The Institution of Electrical Engineers recommends that an electrical certificate be updated at least every ten years or when the property is transferred to a new owner (every 5 years if you are letting the property out).
However, this usually means that this is the responsibility of the buyer with the onus on organising an inspection for a new certificate falling on them.
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Does your solicitors company advise on the legal conveyancing of property auction properties in Dickens Heath?
Homeward Legal is very knowledgeable with sellers at auction. Conventionally difficult to value auction lots are included at property auctions and these necessitate additional exploration. We therefore recommend buyers to appoint a CQS conveyancing company prior to the auction day for a full investigation of the sellers documents. Immediately following the actual auction your Homeward Legal property conveyancing lawyer is completely geared up to finishing the purchase inside the usual 28 days as required by the terms of sale.
We are intending to buy a 1930s investment property in a designated conservation areas. Where can I find more data on the current state of repair?
Conservation areas are set up by the local Bromsgrove planning authority, who govern everything from what can be developed to the deterrence of poorly maintained pavements. English Heritage keep records of the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas in Dickens Heath and across England.
What will the council tax cost me for a Victorian Band B maisonette in Dickens Heath?
The band should commonly be given as part of the title report along with the local council
The latest council tax charges for properties in Dickens Heath are set out online at the Bromsgrove local authority website. At the time of authoring on 16 February 2013 the different rates are:
- Band A - £1,002.00
- Band B - £1,169.00
- Band C - £1,336.00
- Band D - £1,503.00
- Band E - £1,836.00
- Band F - £2,170.00
- Band G - £2,504.00
- Band H - £3,005.00