Flood searches may be fine but in light of recent climactic events such as the fact that 4 of the top 5 wettest years recorded were in last 12 years are they sufficient to determine enough about the Sanderstead flood risk area?
A good Sanderstead solicitor will advise you to carry out rigorous property conveyancing searches (Landmark database search) if the standard searches flag up a significant risk the local Sanderstead flood risk
For added area background you could also try to speak to a future neighbour.
I really need fast solicitors in Sanderstead, is that you guys?
Commonly lawyers can be far too slow which can add unnecessary annoyance to the property moving process.
With us, solicitors are focused on speed and always communicate up the buyer and seller chain and who use state of the art local authority and land registry integrated technology to complete on the sale fast.
What are our options if we invest in a converted house inside a Croydon local authority conservation area ?
An integral part of the due diligence for buyers includes ordering of LLC1 searches of the Croydon authority to identify conservation area status and the requisite permission for developments. .
Which environmental factors can contaminate land in Sanderstead. Will they be comprehensively investigated?
A range of contaminants may impair land. Issues like sand or clay quarries and hazardous and regulated installations will be reported on in environmental search results.
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.