What type of due diligence in respect to the risk of a flood at West London will a conveyancer in Hillingdon advise us on?
An essential step in the legal due diligence process of buying a property involves the conveyancing solicitor conducting environmental searches that set out details about the Hillingdon flood risk.
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?
We are using a lender in West London, and need to know which Hillingdon lenders you work with. Which panels are your solicitors on?
Most lenders in Hillingdon are on our Hillingdon solicitors' panel. Hillingdon lenders and mortgage specialists include Russell & Co, 15a Leacroft Rd, Iver, SL0 9QP, Middlesex Financial Services (2004) Ltd, 47 King St, Southall, UB2 4DQ, and Sarb Finance Ltd, 88 Norwood Rd, Southall, UB2 4DS.
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.
When I am buying a property near a parson's close in Hillingdon, do I need a chancel search?
In Hillingdon, some owners can be required to cover the cost of repairs to a local church. A chancel search will confirm whether liability for Hillingdon properties is likely to exist. The solicitor carrying out the legal work for your move will confirm that a chancel search is appropriate. Churches in the area where chancel liability may apply include All Saints.
We are intending to buy in Hillingdon, do we need conveyancing searches?
Conveyancing searches are a collection of enquiries ordered by the purchaser's property lawyer, such as a brine search. Whether buying in Hillingdon or elsewhere, you should be aware that, conveyancing searches deal with the legal condition of the property's title.
Property environmental searches are all well and good but considering current events for instance the fact that last year was second wettest year since 1920 are they the best way to identify enough about the Hillingdon area flood risk?
Property conveyancing searches carried out by your Hillingdon conveyancer will also include a more informative Landmark flood search if required.
If you are anxious try to contact a neighbour.
We are purchasing a property with Santander, is there anything I need to know?
Recently, a number of lenders have opted to reduce the size of their 'solicitor panel', resulting in increased legal costs for buyers if their conveyancing solicitor is unable to act both on their behalf, and for their lender. Homeward Legal will act on behalf of many CML-approved lenders so that the buyer will not have to pay the lender's costs.