We are buying on a recently-developed former industrial site. Could the soil be contaminated by industrial waste?
Metal contamination may have occurred throughout Sandown, but if significant harm could be caused to people or protected species by the contamination, it is likely to be labelled contaminated land. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Sandown, including local authorities.
A right of way on the property I’m buying is redundant, but how do I get it removed from the deeds and registry?
A right of way through the grounds of a property is probably an inheritance before other building in the vicinity occurred that has since made the passage through redundant.
But, while having the right of way registered with the deeds means that feasibly someone could insist that they use it (as their public right), but, if they can’t access where the right of way originally led, it makes it a pointless activity.
It’s so unlikely that anyone will want to do this that you have to weigh up the cost of the legal process to get the right of way officially removed against not proceeding. However, if you are at all worried, talk to your solicitor so that it can be investigated further as part of the conveyancing, at which point they can guide you on the appropriate action and the associated costs (this will be in addition to the standard fees for the conveyancing and your solicitor will advise of this additional cost).
Homeward Legal's solicitors provide transparent quotes, detailing what is included in the fees and disbursements and will help with estimates for additional legal work. So, now is the best time to get your conveyancing under way on 0800 038 6699.
What’s the difference between residential and commercial conveyancing?
In essence, there is very little difference between the tasks needed for residential conveyancing against commercial conveyancing. The real difference comes in the type of property and the purpose for which it is intended to be used.
The majority of residential transactions are freehold, whereas commercial transactions are almost exclusively leasehold, and commercial property conveyancing searches will tend to be more expensive because the structure and land will occupy a greater space on average than that for residential property.
In respect to the fact that 2012 was second wettest year since on record I am concerned that environmental searches might not be sufficient?
A qualified Sandown conveyancer will include detailed flood risk searches from Landmark if the initial search identifies any kind of Sandown flood risk.
You can get in touch with a local resident for some additional insight.
Which environmental factors can contaminate land in Sandown?
Land in Sandown can be contaminated by many naturally-occurring factors, like petroleum and fuel sites. An environmental search will give more information.
Can you give the reasons why sale conveyancing work requires weeks?
The legal work required to buy or sell a property could be drawn out, Homeward Legal, however, work hard to reduce their cost by driving the sale or purchase forward. Delays may include a slow firm acting for the lender.
Which local authority is responsible for Sandown?
Sandown is located in Isle of Wight Council, County Hall, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1UD, contact: 01983 821 000