I am purchasing a modern property, do we need property searches?
Searches are a commonly-used bundle of queries ordered by the buyer's property lawyer through several agencies, for example a gypsum search. They are not a substitute for a survey.
Are any of the designated Nottingham conservation areas are in an unacceptable state?
The list of the condition of conservation areas is noted by English Heritage and this data are viewable at their site: Hine Hall with Nottingham is listed as at risk with unknown vulnerability and deteriorating, Star Buildings with Nottingham is listed as at risk with unknown vulnerability and deteriorating, The Station with Nottingham is listed as at risk with unknown vulnerability and condition improving, The Arboretum with Nottingham is listed as at risk with unknown vulnerability and no significant change, Sneinton Market with Nottingham is listed as at risk with unknown vulnerability and condition improving significantly, Old Sneinton with Nottingham is listed as at risk with unknown vulnerability and no significant change, New Lenton with Nottingham is listed as at risk with unknown vulnerability and deteriorating, Alfreton Road / Gamble Street with Nottingham is listed as at risk with unknown vulnerability and unknown, Elm Avenue / Corporation Oaks with Nottingham is listed as at risk with unknown vulnerability and deteriorating, Wilford House with Nottingham is listed as at risk with unknown vulnerability and no significant change. Tel: 0115 8764080 for more information.
Is it hard to sell a property located in a conservation area?
A conservation area is designated and managed by the local authority to ensure the unique nature of the location is maintained by placing restrictions on changes to the buildings, street furniture and green spaces to protect the architectural or historical interest of everything within the conservation area boundary.
Because of this resistance to change, this usually means homes in conservation areas are more attractive to buyers, and, as such, there may be a premium to pay over properties outside such areas. Because of the attraction of such property, they will usually sell well and quickly. However, there will need to be greater checks by the buyer’s solicitor to verify that your property conforms to the conservation area restrictions, which may add extra time to the duration of the conveyancing.
Homeward Legal's solicitors have a great deal of experience working with sales and purchases in conservation areas, so why not give our team a quick call on 0800 038 6699 right now to find out what we can do to help your plans?
Are there any areas of conservation in the area?
The local areas in or near Nottingham will include a number of areas of conservation. Hine Hall, Star Buildings and The Station are among the conservation areas in Nottingham. You may wish to contact the local authority if you have specific questions, but your solicitor will address this during the house-buying process.
We have requested a quote from you. Will we have to pay any supplementary hidden charges when the sale completes?
Unfortunately, buyers must be on their guard for considerable extra costs hidden in small print. Homeward Legal do not charge any additional charges. Be aware that some websites offer unrealistically low 'quotes' which are in fact estimates, meaning that you could pay much more when you complete.
What specific things do I need to look out for if I’m buying a house on the coast?
With worsening weather and floods now becoming increasingly commonplace, with the media remarking on it in depth, buying a property that has a likelihood of flooding is a difficult decision to make. Not only is there the issue of cleaning up if it does flood, but insurance premiums will be much higher (and perhaps even prohibitive).
For homes in coastal areas, there is also the problem of coastal erosion, where some properties have been seen to literally fall into the sea.
However, the good news is that picking a home in a coastal region doesn’t automatically mean that it’s going to be subject to flooding or that it’s eventually going to slip into the sea. The searches ordered by your conveyancing solicitor will identify the level of risk associated with the property and, based on this, your solicitor may recommend that you take out specialist reports (e.g. from Landmark or other organisations) to get a more in-depth description of the risks and options. These are in addition to the standard set and will be charged to you as a disbursement at cost.
Your surveyor will also be able to identify evidence of previous floods and other problems during their inspection and provide advice in their report. If the problems are considered sufficiently severe, the surveyor may also note the specifics for further investigation by your conveyancing solicitor.
What actual property conveyancing searches should the property solicitor in Nottingham carry out on a Nottingham flat?
The normal conveyancing procedure will be to get Local Authority, Drainage Search (Con29DW or personal), Environment Search and Gypsum Mining and occasionally specific searches for example Land charge Searches.
I want to complete on the conveyancing on a house inside 2 months, are Homeward Legal especially fast Nottingham solicitors ?
We believe that our lawyers take a proactive approach to completing the necessary legal work Homeward Legals conveyancers approach is different as we use cutting edge online systems . Crucially we give you a panel of solicitor qualified to communicate end to end throughout the chain property chain .