Will High Speed Two affect homes in Birmingham City?
Yes, HS2 will impact a number of property in Kingstanding. An HS2 search can detail the nearest overland and below ground location of the route to a property.
Which local authority looks after Kingstanding?
Kingstanding is located in Bromsgrove District Council, The Council House, Burcot Lane, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B60 1AA, Call: 01527 881 288
What search enquiries should the Kingstanding solicitor apply for when acting on a Kingstanding flat?
Standard conveyancing protocol is to obtain the following Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage Search (Con29DW), Environmental and Limestone Search and occasionally area-specific searches for instance Utilities Search.
Do we need a Homebuyer Report for this home purchase?
It is strongly recommended that all purchasers book an inspection. Numerous issues can negatively affect a property. These can include blocked drains.
I’ve lost my gas/electrical certificates; will that stop me moving?
There is no legal imperative for you to provide either the gas or electrical safety certificates as the seller; you are required to provide a gas safety certificate on an annual basis, however, if you are planning on letting the property out. The Institution of Electrical Engineers recommends that an electrical certificate be updated at least every ten years or when the property is transferred to a new owner (every 5 years if you are letting the property out).
However, this usually means that this is the responsibility of the buyer with the onus on organising an inspection for a new certificate falling on them.
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Is a PI contribution a disbursement or fee?
Comparing quotes can be difficult, given the various definitions different firms use to describe the same thing. This cost is a fee not a disbursement, and should be included in a quote.