We are buying on a newly development former industrial site. Could the soil be contaminated by industrial waste?
Rossington industrial or agricultural can cause soil contamination. Other sources of contaminated land include organohalides and groundwater contaminants like household chemicals.
What can a Rossington property solicitor advise if the property I am buying is located in a conservation area in Doncaster local authority which has unbecoming new windows installed?
Doncaster council enquiries carried out by the solicitor should identify the existence of the appropriate formal approval for alterations to the building.
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.
What length of time should conveyancing often require, on average?
Generally speaking, the length of time taken to buy or sell a home may vary, based on several issues including if it is a leasehold property being transferred. Eight to twelve weeks is the industry-wide average, whereas Homeward Legal drive the process forwards, completing within eight weeks.
Does your solicitors company look after auction conveyancing in Rossington?
Our company is used to working with residential property auction conveyancing. Frequently hard to value buildings e. g. short lease property, are listed in property auctions which demand extended due diligence. We therefore strongly recommend that purchasers choose a CQS conveyancing firm well in advance of the property auction for a full review. After the auction day itself a prepared lawyer should be focused on quickly finish the conveyancing process in 28 days, a requirement of terms and conditions of sale.
Is there anything we are supposed to do to make our Rossington conveyancing faster?
Most importantly, a fast conveyancing transaction is the key to is to employing a experienced solicitor. Ask these questions when identifying your conveyancer:
- Are phone, fax and email their preferred methods of contact
- Was there a delay delivering a quote?
- Do they offer 'no move, no fee' protection? This can incentivise a faster transaction.
May our conveyancing charges take into account any extra costs?
Homeward Legal's solicitors never charge any hidden extra charges. Some solicitors only estimate conveyancing costs, which they will not be required to adhere to.