What sort of local checks about the uncertain risk of floods around Tyne And Wear will my lawyer in Jarrow actually apply for?
A vital part of the legal due diligence process involves the conveyancing lawyer making an application for conveyancing searches that go in specific information about the Jarrow area flood risk. Furthermore a Jarrow conveyancer may advise a significantly more involved search.
The survey revealed that no planning consent was obtained for an extension: What are the issues I’ll face?
The chartered surveyor inspecting the property will check any extensions or works that have occurred and highlight any concerns for the attention of your conveyancing solicitor, who will make enquiries with the local authority to establish whether the consents and building regulations are in place.
If the building regulations agreement is not in place, the vendor is not legally allowed to sell the property until they are, since the title deeds cannot be transferred to your ownership. If building requiring planning consent is present at the property but without proof of consent approval, the local authority might be willing to accept a retrospective approval, although this could take a long time, and, even then, they may instruct you, as the new owner, to return the building to its former state, which could be very costly.
Your solicitor will be able to advise you on the most appropriate course of action to take, including whether the retrospective planning or the reversal of building works can be renegotiated from the agreed sale price.
Can you recommend how to bypass paying stamp duty to the Revenue?
Stamp duty mitigation is not advised, as such schemes are expensive and HMRC may challenge a scheme up to six years later.
When in the process do you need to get a conveyancing solicitor in Jarrow?
If you use a solicitor offering a 'no move, no fee' guarantee, as soon as possible, as conveyancing involves a number of tasks that can begin immediately. A number of sources suggest waiting before instruction until a chain is completed, but doing so will put you at a disadvantage compared to better prepared buyers, or if your buyer decides to pull out due to delays.
What makes the conveyancing process to be so delayed?
The conveyancing process may be held up even in the best of circumstances. In some cases, the delays are out of your solicitor's control. We strive to diminish the effect of these delays if it can be achieved by driving the sale or purchase forward. Common delays include waiting for responses from third parties.