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.
Is contaminated land a problem for most homes in Llangammarch Wells?
Property in Llangammarch Wells may be contaminated by many natural causes and human activities, and an environmental search should reveal if a specific residence is impacted by contaminants such as shallow mining or pollution incidents.
Do your solicitors carry out the legal conveyancing of property auction properties in Llangammarch Wells?
Our firm often carry out work for auction buyers and sellers. Homeward Legal usually encourage buyers at auction to appoint a fast lawyer well before the auction to allow time for a full report.
After the auction day arrives your experienced property lawyer is thoroughly geared up to finishing the purchase in the reduced time frame as required by the terms if sale.
At what point should we arrange a conveyancer in Llangammarch Wells?
In the majority of situations, the earlier in the process you can instruct a conveyancing firm, the better, as there are several tasks that may be performed straight away. Prompt instruction of a solicitor for a purchase may mean that your offer may be taken more seriously if you already have a solicitor instructed, or, if you are selling a property, relevant information can be sourced sooner (this is particularly true for leasehold properties).
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?
Do I need to be worried about gazumping?
The custom of choosing to reject an accepted offer on a purchase once another buyer makes a bigger offer is referred to as gazumping. There is almost always a risk of being gazumped. The first step in reducing the chance that gazumping will effect you is to instruct a solicitor early, and even before acceptance of an offer.