What sort of exploration concerning the risk of local flooding around Hillingdon will my Ruislip lawyer report back to us on?
A critical part of the conveyancing process of purchasing a property involves the conveyancing lawyer making an application for conveyancing searches that provide detail regarding Ruislip flood risk area data. At the time of writing (15-Jul-12) there were no warnings around the River Pinn at Ruislip at the Yeading Brooks East and West at Ruislip and Harrow
How is Ruislip contaminated land investigated?
Ruislip property is contaminated by several natural and human-influenced issues. Contaminants such as civil aviation activity in the area or shallow mining should be considered as part of the appropriate search.
Do I need a solicitor?
The quick and easy answer is that you don’t. There is no legal imperative for you to employ a solicitor to handle the conveyancing when dealing with property. However, it would be rather unwise for you to carry out the work yourself because you probably won’t have the skills, knowledge and experience to perform many of the complex tasks, and you won’t possess the indemnity insurance that all solicitors are obliged to carry to protect clients in the event that something goes wrong.
You need to appoint a solicitor who is experienced, proactive and focused so that you have the best chance of completing your transaction as early as possible. You should also look for such a solicitor who also offers ‘No Completion, No Fee’ protection so that you will only be invoiced for the fees once your transaction has completed successfully.
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What is the council tax on a Sixties terraced Band E house in Ruislip?
You will be informed about your new house's council tax band with the conveyancer's title report. Council tax charges for Ruislip are set out in detail at the Hillingdon council site. At the time of writing, 08 December 2012, rates are as follows:
- Band A - £946.00
- Band B - £1,104.00
- Band C - £1,262.00
- Band D - £1,420.00
- Band E - £1,735.00
- Band F - £2,051.00
- Band G - £2,366.00
- Band H - £2,839.00
Will I need a home buyers survey for our property purchase?
It is highly recommended that Ruislip property purchasers arrange a house surveyor to undertake a survey when purchasing in Ruislip. Numerous defects can negatively affect a property. These can include cracked roof tiles, and these will not be addressed by your conveyancing solicitor.
Are any of the conservation areas in Ruislip are in neglected condition?
The inventory of the state of conservation areas is recorded by English Heritage - the following data is currently listed at their site- Ruislip Manor Way with Ruislip is designated as poor with low vulnerability and deteriorating, Morford Way with Eastcote with Ruislip is designated as poor with low vulnerability and deteriorating.
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.
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