What do I do if new and severe damage is found after moving in?
You should reasonably expect the home into which you’re moving to be cleared, clean and without additional damage. Of course, things can happen as removals can chip plaster, scratch or tear wallpaper, etc., but if there is significant damage that was not present before, it would be advisable to talk to your solicitor to see if there is any recourse for you on your seller.
You may also like to think about writing a clause into the contract that money will only be released after a cursory inspection of the premises to confirm that you are happy. This needs to be agreed with the seller’s solicitor, but the expectation is already raised. Beware that, in the chaos of the moving day, you can’t afford to delay things too much, so it’s a fine balance.
What search enquiries will my conveyancing solicitor in Ellesmere Port carry out when instructed on a Ellesmere Port property?
The common procedure will be to get Local Authority Search, Drainage Search (Con29DW), Environment Search and Cheshire Brine Search and, depending on certain criteria, area-specific searches, which may include a Cheshire Brine Search.
Should I change the locks after I move in?
It would be a wise move to replace the locks upon moving into your new home, for peace of mind if nothing else. Although you may have received a number of copies of the keys, you may not know accurately whether that bunch constitutes every copy.
Although changing the locks will be an extra cost, you may find that buildings insurance may look on the move favourably, too.
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Which local authority is responsible for Ellesmere Port?
Ellesmere Port is located in Cheshire West and Chester Council, HQ, 58 Nicholas Street, Chester, CH1 2NP, Tel: 0300 123 8 123
We are intending to buy a period property in a conservation area, how do I find more information relating to the standard of repair?
English Heritage, a government body, maintain a list of the state of repair of conservation areas.
Conservation areas are specified by the local Cheshire West and Chester planning authority, who are responsible for everything from building materials to billboards.