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Conveyancing In Marple Bridge Q & A's

Which government body is on charge of for policing the status of repair of the conservation areas in Marple Bridge?

Following a campaign, English Heritage have assembled a list in relation to the condition of conservation areas in Marple Bridge and across England in addition to the vulnerability. Local Marple Bridge conservation areas are created by the local authority (Stockport) who oversee everything from including things like poorly maintained public spaces, satellite dishes and whether trees can be cut down.

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.

If I am buying in Marple Bridge next to a priory built in the 1400s, is it recommended to get a chancel search?

Repair costs resulting from chancel liability can total hundreds of thousands of pounds. Several sources are used to determine liability in Marple Bridge, including local maps.

We are intending to purchase a barn conversion in the parish of Marple Bridge. Is a chancel search required?

Regardless of the Marple Bridge parish in which you are purchasing, the solicitor might recommend that a chancel search is ordered. In older areas of Marple Bridge, chancel repair may be imposed on current owners of a property where Parochial Church Councils have previously chosen not to do so.

What type of environmental searches regarding the risk of flooding at Greater Manchester will a Marple Bridge conveyancing solicitor be able to apply for?

An important part of the legal process carried out when buying a property involves your solicitor making an application for conveyancing and environmental searches that offer details of any likely risk of flooding in Marple Bridge.

Should I get my short lease extended before selling?

Buyers are becoming increasingly wary of buying leaseholds with less than 90 years to run because, first, the cost of increasing a leasehold is becoming far more expensive, and, second, mortgage companies are becoming increasingly reticent to lend money to buy leases that have dropped below the 80-year mark (indeed, this will be one of the criteria that they set to ensure their investment is protected).

As a result, buyers will often insist that the leasehold be extended back up to the 99-year or 125-year typical thresholds before going ahead and buying it. So, as the current leaseholder, you will almost certainly be expected to do the legal work required to extend the lease to a level that buyers will be happy with.

Do 'conveyancing searches' need to be undertaken?

Searches are a standardised collection of enquiries ordered by your solicitor, and cover solely legal facets of the purchase.