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.
Do property searches affect a decision to buy?
These searches are a prescribed set of queries ordered on your behalf. Buyers should be aware that, these searches consider facets affecting the legal title.
If Rugby a contaminated plot is found in an environmental search, can we have the soil cleaned up cheaply?
Remediation of contaminated land in Rugby is possible is some cases. Speak to Lilbourne Turf Supplies, 11 Station Road, Lilbourne, Rugby, CV23 0SX for more insight.
Is a building survey sensible when purchasing a house or flat, regardless of its age?
It is highly recommended that all buyers in Rugby arrange a building survey if purchasing in Rugby. Numerous concerns can negatively affect a property, including roof damage, and issues such as these are not likely to be investigated as part of the conveyancing itself.
We plan to buy a residence in Little Packington. Will a chancel search be important?
The solicitor may suggest that a chancel search is ordered. Through some Parochial Church Councils have opted to charge chancel repairs on current owners of land subject to chancel liability, it cannot be guaranteed that a parish where dues have not recently been paid will not be so in future.
The owner has added ill-suited PVC windows on the property which I think may exclude the Bilton Road conservation area rules.
Your instructed lawyer will carry out searches see whether the property is located within a conservation area and whether any modifications have essential permissions. In the event that no appropriate consents be supplied your solicitor will give you professional advice on all options e.g. seeking cover from an indemnity insurance policy or obtaining retrospective consent from the council.
Which local authority is responsible for Rugby?
Rugby is located in Rugby Borough Council, Town Hall, Evreux Way, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 2RR, contact: 01788 533 533