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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I have to find very fast East Preston solicitors - is that your firm?
Our firm always adopt a completely speed focused plan of attack when finishing the conveyancing work as rapidly as possible.
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Importantly , we look after you with a firm practiced at communicate through the whole of the property chain (line of buyers and sellers) .
The ground-floor flat being purchased is on a brownfield site. Is the soil likely to be contaminated?
There are wide-ranging regulations in place to curtail soil contamination. Data on many contaminants, such as groundwater contaminants like oil, will be included in an environmental search.
Our mortgage lender will be Halifax Loans - what will I need to check?
Purchasers should consider that, over the last two years, some lenders have reduced their 'solicitor panel'. For house purchasers, this can result in significantly increased conveyancing costs. Homeward Legal can act on behalf of most UK mortgage lenders, ensuring that an additional solicitor will not be required to act for your lender.
How is East Preston contaminated land identified?
Several contaminants can affect land in East Preston, and an environmental search will confirm if a property may be affected by local contaminants like sand or clay quarries or potentially contaminative use of nearby land.