Will we need to get a chancel search? I am purchasing a maisonette next to rectory land in Felpham.
Property owners in Felpham may be subject to chancel repair liability. Some names or words such as 'abbeylands' give an indication of a property's history, and thus whether chancel liability may apply. Felpham Church of England properties where a chancel search may be appropriate include St Mary the Virgin.
Where do we determine more info on the conservation areas in Felpham?
Following a campaign, English Heritage now maintain records of the state of repair of conservation areas. Local Felpham conservation areas, like building materials, satellite dishes or modern telephone boxes are governed by the local Arun planning authority.
Is it hard to sell a property located in a conservation area?
A conservation area is designated and managed by the local authority to ensure the unique nature of the location is maintained by placing restrictions on changes to the buildings, street furniture and green spaces to protect the architectural or historical interest of everything within the conservation area boundary.
Because of this resistance to change, this usually means homes in conservation areas are more attractive to buyers, and, as such, there may be a premium to pay over properties outside such areas. Because of the attraction of such property, they will usually sell well and quickly. However, there will need to be greater checks by the buyer’s solicitor to verify that your property conforms to the conservation area restrictions, which may add extra time to the duration of the conveyancing.
Homeward Legal's solicitors have a great deal of experience working with sales and purchases in conservation areas, so why not give our team a quick call on 0800 038 6699 right now to find out what we can do to help your plans?
In what ways can a property solicitor in Felpham report back on the risk of a flood to properties in Felpham for a Victorian home we are hoping to buy?
A qualified conveyancing lawyer makes an application for standard conveyancing and environmental searches that should include Felpham flood risk data. A recent check (14-Jun-12) there were no warnings around the Bognor at the The Aldingbourne and Lidsey Rifes at Felpham, including the Whitfield Close, the A259, Links Avenue, and Butlins Holiday Centre
Will we need a building surveyor to investigate this home purchase?
It is highly recommended that home buyers book a surveyor. Buyers should be aware that there are a wide range of problems which can negatively affect a property, that a lender's valuation survey, for example, will not cover. These can include unsafe chimney circulation.
The estate agent has offered a firm of solicitors. Should we use this firm?
An agent can influence a conveyancer they refer a large volume of work to, and can therefore exert pressure on your behalf, however, such referrals should be compared against alternatives, such as local solicitors, or firms found online, as some agents choose the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the most suitable for you.
We are buying on a former industrial site. Can the topsoil still be contaminated?
There are regulations in place to restrict top-soil contamination. Metal contamination of top-soil in Felpham is more likely to occur near landfill sites. Data on other contaminants, like radioactive waste and groundwater contamination, will also be included in an environmental search.
Why does sale conveyancing legal work require months? We had several delays with our previous solicitor.
The conveyancing process can be delayed for many reasons. The reasons can sometimes be out of the conveyancing solicitor's hands. We seek to reduce the consequences of these delays whenever possible by proactively handling all enquiries.