We are buying an Edwardian terraced house, is it that necessary that conveyancing searches are performed?
Searches are standard enquiries ordered by the buyer's conveyancing solicitor through local and national agencies, such as an environmental search. Purchasers should know that, these searches refer specifically to legal facets of the purchase.
What do I provide to the solicitor on my house sale?
The list of documents required is quite simple, but will be required at different stages of the process (but ideally any forms should be completed and returned on the day of receipt and preferably delivered by hand or email).
- Proof of id
- Title deeds (if you have them; they might be lodged with the solicitor who handled the purchase of the property you are selling, or the mortgage company)
- Fixtures and Fittings Form (TA10)
- Property Information Form (TA6) – information on boundaries, disputes and complaints with neighbours, notices and proposals, alterations and planning consents, building regulations, electricity and gas certificates, guarantees and warranties, insurance, environmental matters affecting the property, rights and informal arrangements, parking, other charges, services, connection to utilities and services, and transaction information
- Copies of documents referenced in the PIF
- Leasehold or shared freehold documents
- Management Information Pack
- Energy Performance Certificate
Providing all this documentation as quickly as possible, as well as responding to arising questions throughout the conveyancing within a couple of hours will help to speed the conclusion of your transaction up considerably.
For fast conveyancing to buy a £182,000 property, what should we do?
It is well established that finding a proactive conveyancer is key buying faster. There are numerous things you could do, including, promptly answering your conveyancer's questions (by email if possible), if you intend to get a house survey, doing so as early as you can and keeping in regular contact with your conveyancer.
Which local authority is responsible for Hampden Pk?
Hampden Pk is located in Eastbourne Borough Council, Town Hall, 1 Grove Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4UG, Tel: 01323 410 000
Can I change the purpose of use for a purchase as part of the conveyancing procedure?
Putting in a planning request to change the use of part or all of a property is a straightforward process and you can deal directly with the local authority, which authorises plans and requests. However, tying it in with a planned purchase of a property has its own problems, since you don’t yet formally own the property, and the length of time to get through the planning process (with no guarantee of success) will need to be factored into the purchase duration, which the seller may not agree to.
We would advise you to either buy the property and then put in the planning request after completion (or exchange at the very earliest), or buy a property that’s already fit for your purposes. Or you might be lucky to find a property that already has the relevant planning consents in place.
As a result of the fact that 2012 was second wettest year since on record we are concerned that environmental searches might not be sufficient?
Property environmental searches carried out by a Hampden Pk conveyancer will also include the far more in depth search (Landmark) if required.
If you are still nervous you might try to speak to a local resident.