Is the buyer or seller responsible for the searches?>
It is you, as the buyer, who is responsible for checking that all is well with the property you are buying. This is why your conveyancing solicitor will order a set of standard searches (Local Authority, Water and Drainage, Environmental, and Chancel Repair – these are also the searches requited by your mortgage lender), plus additional searches dependent on the property, recommendations from the surveyor in the survey report, and the location and history of the area.
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Property environmental searches are all well and good but with recent events for example the major flooding in Sept 2012 in North West England are they comfort enough to report sufficient information about the changing Kirkby Lonsdale risk of flooding?
The conveyancing solicitor in Kirkby Lonsdale should include property conveyancing searches if the initial search spots a Kirkby Lonsdale flood risk area data
It may be prudent to get in touch with a close neighbour for more local information.
What specific conveyancing searches does the Kirkby Lonsdale solicitor order for a Kirkby Lonsdale building?
The standard legal procedure will be to obtain Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW), Environmental and Gypsum Mining as well as any area-specific searches, which might include CON292.
Which body is under obligation for monitoring the state of repair of the conservation areas in Kirkby Lonsdale?
Following a campaign, English Heritage have conducted a survey and created a detailed list of the condition of conservation areas as well as the vulnerability. Local conservation areas are created by the local South Lakeland planning authority, who govern the state of the area including things like back illuminated signs, the colours of paint used and whether trees can be cut down.
What do I provide to the solicitor on my house sale?
The list of documents required is quite simple, but will be required at different stages of the process (but ideally any forms should be completed and returned on the day of receipt and preferably delivered by hand or email).
- Proof of id
- Title deeds (if you have them; they might be lodged with the solicitor who handled the purchase of the property you are selling, or the mortgage company)
- Fixtures and Fittings Form (TA10)
- Property Information Form (TA6) – information on boundaries, disputes and complaints with neighbours, notices and proposals, alterations and planning consents, building regulations, electricity and gas certificates, guarantees and warranties, insurance, environmental matters affecting the property, rights and informal arrangements, parking, other charges, services, connection to utilities and services, and transaction information
- Copies of documents referenced in the PIF
- Leasehold or shared freehold documents
- Management Information Pack
- Energy Performance Certificate
Providing all this documentation as quickly as possible, as well as responding to arising questions throughout the conveyancing within a couple of hours will help to speed the conclusion of your transaction up considerably.
If we are intending to buy in the parish of Great Crosby, should we order a chancel search?
A Kirkby Lonsdale conveyancing solicitor should confirm that a chancel search is ordered. Although some parish councils have taken the decision to exact chancel repairs on current owners, it is not possible to be certain that a parish where chancel repair fees have not been paid previously will not be so in future, so indemnity insurance may be advisable even if liability is unlikely.