What does the Ludlow conveyancing solicitor do when the home we hope to purchase is inside a local authority conservation area and has unsightly doors fitted?
A lawyer will make enquiries to ascertain whether the property is within a conservation area and whether any alterations have appropriate consent.
If I am buying in Ludlow on the same street as parsonage land, do we need a chancel liability search?
Where land in Ludlow was once owned by a lay-rector, new owners of that property may be obliged to contribute towards repairs to a church in the area. A number of sources are used to identify liability, including county histories. Church of England properties in the area include St John and St Laurence.
Should I accept an offer on my home if I haven’t found one to buy?
From your prospective buyer’s standpoint, they are not going to want to wait around for you to find somewhere to move to necessarily, meaning that they might drop out of the process to look for a property that is more readily available. However, you might want to have the discussion with your estate agent as to the best way to manage this as part of the process of putting your house on the market.
It’s not always going to be easy for everyone in the chain to have everything lined up from mortgage offers, sale price agreements, solicitors, surveys and so on. Therefore, you can be honest and tell your prospective buyer that, while you’re accepting the price, you haven’t completed your part in the chain; if they are unhappy with this, your other option is to consider a short-term rental or moving in with friends temporarily to protect the sale.
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What amount of time may conveyancing to buy a flat usually take, on average? The house being transacted is also in the area.
The length of time required to sell or purchase a home can vary, influenced by a range of aspects. These may include if a property is leasehold or freehold. Our lawyers work hard to ensure the matter is undertaken with the utmost care and speed.
The home I’m buying has been empty for two years; what questions should I be asking the solicitor, the estate agent, and the surveyor?
If a home has been empty for a considerable period (such as the two years mentioned here), there’s usually a reason for it. There is estimated to be around a quarter of a million properties in the country that have been empty for more than 6 months.
The primary reason is that the owner hasn’t the funds to renovate the property, or they’ve started gutting the place and run out of money to take it further, or perhaps there’s been a significant problem (e.g. fire or flood are common instances). Most likely, these properties will come up at auction.
Your estate agent will be aware of its history if the property is on their books, so you can find out a lot from them, the council will have an empty property officer, and the Land Registry will have information on the deeds. As far as the solicitor is concerned, they will establish the position on the property as part of the conveyancing, while the surveyor will have experience of checking out such properties, with the advice that you order a Building Survey (the most detailed of the options) to check out its structural integrity. Note that mortgage lenders will be more reluctant to offer a loan on such homes.
Ultimately, the ball is in your court and, if you want to pursue buying such a property, you need to be prepared to do the research, which can take up a lot of time.
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Do your property lawyers carry out the conveyancing of residential property auction properties in Ludlow?
Our residential property lawyers often do the legal work for auction buyers and sellers. Our auction team solicitors and conveyancers have acted for numerous buyers and sellers at local Ludlow auctions that, amongst others, include Acuitus, Allsop (Commercial), Allsop (Residential), Auction House London, Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Brendons Auctioneers, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers Norris.
Experienced buyers will get a SRA regulated conveyancing company as rapidly as possible to allow sufficient time for a full review of the auction pack in advance of the date of the auction. After the auction day arrives your experienced lawyer is able to concentrate on rapidly completing the legal work within the usual 28 days as required .