When is it appropriate to instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Long Buckby?
Simply, earlier is preferable, as the legal work can start straight away. Early instruction of a conveyancing solicitor for a sale allows paperwork can be prepared, even before a buyer is found, whereas if you are buying you can shave days off the process by having the details of your instructed solicitor ready when you make an offer.
What authority is obliged for safeguarding the condition of repair of Long Buckby conservation areas?
English Heritage, a government body, have conducted a survey and created records in relation to the state of repair of conservation areas in Long Buckby and across England in addition to the trend of the area.
Local conservation areas, for example what can be demolished or ugly shop fronts are regulated by the local Daventry planning authority.
We are going to purchase with Scottish Widows Bank - what will we need to know?
Until recently, most conveyancing solicitors were able to undertake legal work for a lender. Some lenders are now reducing the size of their 'solicitor panel', resulting in increased legal costs for buyers if a second solicitor is required by their lender. Homeward Legal can act on behalf of many lenders.
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.
Which local factors can contaminate land in Long Buckby?
A broad range of contaminants may lessen the value of residential property in Long Buckby . Contaminants like air pollution will be investigated during the conveyancing process.
How does conveyancing work for a sale in Long Buckby be so delayed?
The conveyancing process could potentially be delayed. Homeward Legal do our best to diminish the consequences of these delays by driving the transaction forward.
How does a Help to Buy scheme work for me?
This government-sponsored scheme aims to assist homebuyers with three ways of purchasing a property:
- Help to Buy ISA - if you are a first-time buyer and don’t own any other property (anywhere in the world), and you don’t have another cash ISA opened in the same tax year, when you buy your first home, the solicitor will apply for the government bonus on your behalf when closure of your Home to Buy ISA used to buy the property is confirmed.
- Help to Buy: Equity Loan - if you have no other property and are buying a newly-built home, the government will provide 20% of the cost of the house (up to a maximum of £600,000), leaving you with the saved 5% deposit and a 75% mortgage to cover the remainder. This is open to current homeowners and first-time buyers, and the home cannot be sublet nor can it be used in a part-exchange deal.
- Help to Buy: Shared Ownership - if your household earns less than £80,000, you could be eligible for this scheme, which allows you to buy between 25% and 75% of the home’s value, while the government pays the remainder on which you would then pay rent.
(information retrieved from HM Government’s Help to Buy website on 16 April 2019).
Contact the Money Advice Service, the government’s Help to Buy website, or your local ‘Help to Buy’ agent for more information.
What can a Long Buckby conveyancing solicitor recommend if the maisonette we hope to invest in is situated in a conservation area in Daventry local authority that has unsuitable windows added?
Daventry planning authority enquiries carried out by the solicitor during the legal process will see the existence of suitable consent for any additions to the building.