We are buying a unique investment property in a designated conservation areas. How do we find more details on the present standard of upkeep of the conservation area?
Conservation areas in Great Missenden are specified by the local authority (Chiltern) who preserve conservation area concerns from the historic layout of roads to the blockage of ugly highway signs. English Heritage, a government body, have conducted a survey and created a list of the condition of conservation areas.
What property conveyancing searches should a lawyer in Great Missenden get on a Great Missenden home?
The normal legal procedure will be to obtain the following Local Authority (council), Drainage Search (Con29DW or personal) and Environmental as well as any area-specific searches, like a Official Search of Whole with Priority (OS1).
If I want to build an extension or do other works once I move in, can I get a builder to visit to give me a quote?
There is nothing stopping you trying to organise this, so long as you set a date and time that’s acceptable to the vendor (or via their estate agent if they are unable to be there) and try to establish how long the process will take, so that this can be booked in.
This becomes particularly critical following a surveyor’s inspection where remedial works are identified and recommended. You can use the quote from the builder as a renegotiation tool on the asking price, if the work required is going to be particularly costly. If you decide to go down this route, it must be done before exchange of contracts (where you’re committing to the sale price) and you should inform your solicitor if you’ve had private discussions and agreements with the vendor over price for inclusion in the terms of the contract.
We are buying a property where the seller has unfortunately added PVC windows to the flat in Great Missenden which might defy conservation area rules
Your conveyancing solicitor to determine whether the property is inside a conservation area, and if so whether any modifications have the requisite consents.
We ideally want to complete on the sale of our leasehold flat very quickly, are you fast home moving solicitors in Great Missenden ?
Our carefully selected solicitors always adopt a highly efficient approach when conducting the conveyancing process for home sellers as rapidly as possible.
Homeward Legal only introduce you to lawyers which will always attempt to communicate up the buyer and seller chain . Furthermore , Homeward Legals company are chosen because they all employ new software and technology systems to exchange on the legal work quickly.
Is the HS2 line going to impact properties in Chiltern District?
Yes. HS2 Phase 1 will likely impact some houses in Great Missenden, and construction work is expected to begin in 2017.
What environmental concerns can contaminate land in Great Missenden. Will they be checked for thoroughly?
Many of contaminants can quickly spoil property, like proximity to landfill sites. An environmental search will give more information. Honor End Lane, Prestwood, HP16 9 is one such potential cause of local contamination.
I am purchasing a home in the parish of Preston Bissett. Will a chancel search be needed?
The solicitor should confirm that a chancel search be ordered, regardless of the parish where the property being bought is located. In Great Missenden's much older areas, chancel repair has the potential to be imposed on the owners of a property where Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) may have spared previous owners or tenants, so it can be difficult to use this as a guide.