Has soil in Hunstanton been contaminated by chromium?
Some metal contamination may have occurred throughout Hunstanton, but if significant harm could be caused to people or protected species by the contamination, it is likely to be labelled contaminated land. Environment search results will factor contaminants, including metals and others such as groundwater contamination.
I am selling in Hunstanton, and have had a conveyancing quote from you. May we end up paying any hidden charges when the purchase completed?
No. Homeward Legal do not charge any hidden extra charges. It may be the case that your solicitor recommends some additional work, but any fees for this work will only be incurred with your knowledge.
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 causes the conveyancing process to take weeks to complete? Isn't it just filling out forms?
Hunstanton conveyancing may be exposed to significant delays. Homeward Legal endeavour to curtail the effect of these delays where viable. Reasons for delay can include difficulties with mortgage finance.
Our mortgage lender is Kent Reliance - what will I need to check?
A small number of lenders have reduced the number of firms able to act for them. Homeward Legal, however, can act for the vast majority of UK mortgage lenders.
I am purchasing a 1940s flat in the middle of a conservation area. How do I find details on the standard of upkeep of the Hunstanton conservation area?
Conservation areas are set up by the local authority (King's Lynn and West Norfolk) who are responsible for everything from property boundaries to the obstruction of poorly maintained roads.
English Heritage have put together details on the state of conservation areas in addition to the trend.
What’s the difference between exchange of contracts and completion?
When you exchange contracts, this means that you are agreeing to all the terms drawn up within the contract made between you on one side of the transaction, and the opposite party on the other side. It is from this point that you are legally obliged to go through with the transaction (unless you want to be subject to financial and/or legal penalties).
The completion of contracts is the point where you officially take over ownership of the property, receive the keys and can move in. All monies are transferred between the various parties and the conveyancing solicitor contacts the Land Registry to register the change of ownership to you.
Confused by the jargon in conveyancing? Let Homeward Legal's straightforward and clear service help guide you to as early a completion as possible. Try our online quote generator or call us on 0800 038 6699.
There is a lot of online help on handling the legal work as a buyer and seller of a maisonette , Is it wise to do the legal conveyancing process without help.?
Theoretically speaking there is no reason at all why you cannot decide to take care of he majority of the conveyancing without assistance. The truth is however that a conveyancer in Hunstanton typically handles a significant number of functions e.g. raising additional enquiries and notifying parties of completion which are better done by someone with a qualified professional.