Is it hard to sell a property located in a conservation area?
A conservation area is designated and managed by the local authority to ensure the unique nature of the location is maintained by placing restrictions on changes to the buildings, street furniture and green spaces to protect the architectural or historical interest of everything within the conservation area boundary.
Because of this resistance to change, this usually means homes in conservation areas are more attractive to buyers, and, as such, there may be a premium to pay over properties outside such areas. Because of the attraction of such property, they will usually sell well and quickly. However, there will need to be greater checks by the buyer’s solicitor to verify that your property conforms to the conservation area restrictions, which may add extra time to the duration of the conveyancing.
Homeward Legal's solicitors have a great deal of experience working with sales and purchases in conservation areas, so why not give our team a quick call on 0800 038 6699 right now to find out what we can do to help your plans?
Lawyers in Lansbury order official property conveyancing searches when they are acting for a purchaser, which actual ones?
When obtaining a mortgage, your lender mandates at least the following Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage Search and Environmental, as well as any special local Lansbury searches e.g. a British Waterways.
Is it recommended to get a chancel search if I am purchasing a Lansbury home close by a church furlong?
Property owners near to a church in the area must contribute towards the cost of repairs, where chancel repair liability exists. After the passing of an Act in 2002, interest over any affected land must be registered by October 2013. This will make it easier to identify affected property through a chancel search. The solicitor acting on your behalf will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary.
How is contaminated land in Lansbury checked?
A range of contaminants may damage property in Lansbury. Contaminants like local historic industrial processes and infilled land will be investigated during the conveyancing process.
What does 'fixtures and fittings' include?
In the main, fixtures are fixed items, such as shelving to walls, floors or ceilings securely and fixtures are free-standing. Early agreement of a list of fixtures and fittings will avoid later disputes, clarifying to both parties what items will stay, and which will be removed.