Is it recommended to get a chancel search? We are buying a Hanworth flat on the same road as a parsonage.
Some owners in Hanworth can be required to pay for upkeep of nearby church land. As a consequence of a recent Act, interest over any affected land in Hanworth must be registered by October 2013. This will make it easier to identify affected property through a chancel search. Ecclesiastical properties in the area include All Saints, Church at the Pines, St Bartholomew and St Richard's Church.
What can be done about trees with TPOs if they are cutting out the light into the house?
Tree Preservation Orders (or TPOs) are legal protections for individual trees, which means you are prohibited from pruning, cutting or removing the plant without the formal consent of the local authority. There are certain caveats such as whether it is causing an immediate danger to life, but the local authority will still need to be informed.
As a homeowner, you have a number of rights, including Right to Light: that is, you should expect natural daylight to enter your property through windows without being blocked (again there may be caveats which will be unearthed in the conveyancing). If a tree with a TPO has grown so much that it is blocking out light, you can apply to the local authority for permission to prune the tree sufficiently to return your Right to Light. It becomes more complex if the tree in question is on a neighbour’s property, and you should discuss any resulting costs with them.
Homeward Legal's solicitors have years of experience in dealing with all sorts of legal issues including TPOs, providing you with practical guidance and help. We are best placed to help you with your move, so call our team on 0800 038 6699 today.
What precautions can we take to avoid paying for stamp duty?
SDLT is usually due on property priced at over one hundred and twenty-five thousand pounds. Stamp duty mitigation should be treated with extreme caution in Hanworth, as such schemes are expensive and , if a scheme is challenged, you can be fined up to 100% of the amount owed, in additional to the tax itself.
We are using a local lender in North London, and need to know which Hanworth lenders your solicitors work with. Whose panels are you on?
Of lenders with local branches proximate to Hanworth, Homeward Legal work in conjunction with most. Lenders and mortgage specialists in Hanworth include Mortgage T C O, 17 Oxford Av, Hayes, UB3 5HX, MJS Mortgage Consultants Ltd, 2 Park Cr, Twickenham, TW2 6NT, and Virdi Harjinder, 29 Fern La, Hounslow, TW5 0HN.
Are the doctors/dentists/schools oversubscribed in the area I want to move to?
Although your conveyancing solicitor may have some personal knowledge of these critical factors, they are not part of the conveyancing process, so will not form part of the contract.
If aspects such as how likely you’ll get into a surgery or school are important to you, it is worth factoring this in at an early stage when you are researching the areas into which you want to move. You can also glean some facts from the estate agent representing properties where you want to move, too. You might also like to contact the surgeries or schools for further information.
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What does 'gazumping' mean?
Unfortunately, gazumping is widespread both in Hanworth, and across North London and happens when a home owner accepts an offer, only to reject it in favour of a higher offer. The danger of gazumping is present in any transaction. Instructing a proactive solicitor early, and even before acceptance of an offer to handle your transaction should help to reduce the likelihood of gazumping.
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?