As a consequence of the extensive flooding in Sept 2012 in North West England I am concerned that environmental searches aren't detailed enough?
Flood risk searches conducted by the property solicitor in Lytham should also include a far more thorough search (Landmark) if it is felt necessary.
If you are worried you can get in touch with a neighbour of the property.
We are on a very tight budget , Can doing the conveyancing myself without the assistance of a property lawyer in Lytham help save any cash?
Legally speaking there are no reasons at all why you shouldn't undertake the legal work yourself. The truth is however that a solicitor handles a large array of tasks including applying for and interpreting office copies or maintaining constant communication with agents which really need training. Nevertheless lawyers must have sufficient professional indemnity insurance to insulate you in the event of any errors on the part of the solicitor.
Apparently, titanium (Ti) soil contamination may be an issue in Lytham. Can you advise?
Though the dangers are usually minor, where substances causing significant pollution of surface waters or groundwater are found the land will be defined as 'contaminated'. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Lytham, including local authorities.
What environmental concerns will contaminate land in Lytham. Will they be comprehensively investigated?
A broad range of contaminants could irreparably damage land, such as existing and proposed overhead electricity cables. An environmental search will offer more detail.
We are buying a 1950s property in a conservation area in Lytham. How do we find more details about the standard of repair of the area?
Following a campaign, English Heritage now maintain records in relation to the state of repair of conservation areas as well as the vulnerability. Local conservation areas are specified by Fylde who manage conservation area concerns from what can be developed to modern telephone boxes.