Which local authority is responsible for Hingham?
Hingham is located in Waveney District Council, Town Hall, High Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1HS, contact: 01502 562 111
Which issues assist with getting a fast exchange and completion?
Importantly, moving faster is the key to instruct a proactive and experienced lawyer. There are a number of things you can do to accelerate the process, such as, calling or emailing your lawyer, and chase them if you suspect any delays, responding to your lawyer by phone, fax or email wherever possible and clarifying your mortgage lender's requirements.
We are buying on a recently-developed brownfield site. Is the soil likely to remain contaminated?
Hingham and the surrounding region has a legacy of chemical contamination. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Hingham, including local authorities.
Are there many areas of conservation in Hingham?
Conservation areas delineate areas of 'special architectural and historic interest'. Your conveyancing solicitor will be able to advise further and discuss what specific restrictions are in place, regarding specific conservation areas in Hingham.
How can I buy the freehold of the building in which I’m purchasing a flat?
When you buy a leasehold flat (usually for a lease lasting a long time), it means that you don’t own the building or the land on which it is built. If you want to buy the freehold of the building (either yourself or with other flat-owners), you’ll need to meet a few legal criteria before that can happen (such as the number of flats, the purpose to which the majority of the building is put to, and the number of flat-owners willing to by the freehold).
One additional point to note is that the shorter the lease on any flat, the greater the price of the freehold is likely to be.
You should talk to other residents about your plan as well as finding out how much the freehold will be and getting a professional valuation. Once you are in a position to move ahead, you’ll need to appoint a solicitor to manage the legal aspect of the planned purchase.
Homeward Legal's solicitors are well-versed in dealing with all types of freehold and leasehold purchases. So call us now on 0800 038 6699 and we'll guide you through the process and assign you to one of the best solicitors.