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.
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Do I need a solicitor?
The quick and easy answer is that you don’t. There is no legal imperative for you to employ a solicitor to handle the conveyancing when dealing with property. However, it would be rather unwise for you to carry out the work yourself because you probably won’t have the skills, knowledge and experience to perform many of the complex tasks, and you won’t possess the indemnity insurance that all solicitors are obliged to carry to protect clients in the event that something goes wrong.
You need to appoint a solicitor who is experienced, proactive and focused so that you have the best chance of completing your transaction as early as possible. You should also look for such a solicitor who also offers ‘No Completion, No Fee’ protection so that you will only be invoiced for the fees once your transaction has completed successfully.
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What is the council tax on a Thirties semi-detached Band A home in Heckington?
You will be provide your new house's band as part of the conveyancer's title report. Council tax rates for homes in Heckington are published at the North Kesteven local authority website. At the time of writing on 12 February 2013 the different rates are:
- Band A - £969.00
- Band B - £1,130.00
- Band C - £1,292.00
- Band D - £1,453.00
- Band E - £1,776.00
- Band F - £2,099.00
- Band G - £2,422.00
- Band H - £2,907.00
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We plan to purchase a converted chapel in Anderby with Cumberworth. Will it be necessary to get a chancel search?
Your solicitor instructed to handle the transaction is likely to recommend a chancel search. In older areas of Heckington, chancel repair has the potential to be imposed on the current owners of a house where Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) may have not done so in the past. For property in the parish of Anderby with Cumberworth, it is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.
Is cadmium contamination frequently found to affect Heckington soil?
Metal contamination may have occurred throughout Heckington, but if significant harm could be caused to people or protected species by the contamination, it is likely to be labelled contaminated land. The local authority for Heckington will be able to provide more detail on cases of contamination.
What can a Heckington conveyancing lawyer advise if the flat is located in a North Kesteven planning authority conservation area which seems to have unapproved roof antenna fitted?
Local authority LLC1 searches conducted by your Heckington property lawyer during the legal process should ascertain the existence of the appropriate council approval for changes to the building.
Should I change the locks after I move in?
It would be a wise move to replace the locks upon moving into your new home, for peace of mind if nothing else. Although you may have received a number of copies of the keys, you may not know accurately whether that bunch constitutes every copy.
Although changing the locks will be an extra cost, you may find that buildings insurance may look on the move favourably, too.
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