Which body looks after for policing the state of conservation areas in Ewloe?
English Heritage administer records of the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas. Conservation areas in Ewloe are created by Flintshire who are responsible for conservation area concerns from including things like poorly maintained roads, side extensions and building materials used.
Our estate agent has offered a property solicitor. Is it advisable to instruct this solicitor?
The agent may refer a law firm. Such referrals must be compared with other local solicitors, or better-value firms found online, as the agent may prefer to suggest whichever firm pays the most per referral, not a firm with local expertise and a solid reputation.
How many weeks will it take my assigned conveyancing solicitor to exchange contracts the legal work for a maisonette in an Edwardian house we are purchasing in Ewloe?
Getting contracts exchanged can take anywhere between around a month and 12 weeks, which can be affected by any number of things e.g. the efficiency of the vendors lawyer, or the number of people in the chain.
When we are purchasing in Ewloe, would you advise that we get a chancel search?
Some owners in Ewloe can be required to cover the cost of upkeep of a medieval church. Terms used in a property's name, like 'priory', may indicate chancel liability.
We are intending to buy a restored chapel in Malpas. Is a chancel search appropriate?
A solicitor could advise a chancel search, whichever parish in which the property being purchased is located. Through some church councils have exercised their right to exact chancel repairs on the owners of lay rectorships, it cannot be guaranteed that a parish where dues have not recently been paid will not automatically be the case for future owners. It is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.
How much will searches be?
Searches range in cost, and will be dependent on your lender's requirements. Searches are disbursements paid to a third party, and are not included in the quoted conveyancing fees.
If I buy a book about conveyancing when buying and selling a maisonette - Would it be a money saving idea to take care of the legals on my own?
Theoretically speaking there is no reason why a buyer should not look after the legal and technical work unaided. That said, a solicitor carries out a significant number of roles from ranging from chasing mortgage offer and applying for searches which require training.