Is contaminated land an issue for most properties in Long Hanborough?
A wide range of contaminants caused by natural and human-influenced issues may affect property in Long Hanborough. Issues like proposed erection of mobile masts or shallow mining will be investigated during the conveyancing process.
Can you suggest how I hold off paying out for stamp duty in Long Hanborough?
Stamp Duty Land Tax must be paid for property over one hundred and twenty-five thousand pounds. We do not recommend any form of stamp duty mitigation, as such schemes are often uneconomical and HMRC may challenge a scheme up to six years later imposing penalties and investigating all your tax matters.
I am purchasing with Lloyds TSB Scotland, what will I need to check?
Traditionally, solicitors could carry out mortgage-related work for most lenders. Buyers need to be aware that, recently, a number of lenders have opted to reduce the size of their 'solicitor panel'. This can mean greater legal costs for house purchasers. We are able to act on behalf of most mortgage lenders so that the buyer will not have to pay legal fees for your lender's solicitor.
What length of time should the conveyancing process usually need? If it matters, we are purchasing residential property in Long Hanborough.
The number of weeks needed to buy or sell residential property varies, according to a number of issues. These may include situations where another party does not quickly respond an enquiry. With our solicitors, your move is handled as fast as possible, without compromising on service.
If there are outstanding works approved in the planning consent, can I still use it?
Generally speaking, planning permission legally has to have an expiry date, which is usually for a period of three years from approval for the building work to start (and not necessarily complete, unless the consent has a suitable caveat).
This means that the consent is against the property and the intended construction rather than the person who made the application. As such, if the planning consent remains within the expiry period, the agreement is transferrable to the new owner of the property.
Your solicitor will be able to provide further advice, once enquiries with the local authority have been satisfactorily completed as part of the conveyancing.