Does Sawtry include any areas of conservation?
Areas considered to be of architectural or historic interest, like picturesque villages, may be designated as areas of conservation. Your solicitor will provide more details.
When my partner and I are buying in Sawtry, do you recommend that I get a chancel liability search?
There are over 15,000 ecclesiastical parishes throughout the UK. Owners of property within some of these may be required to subsidise the repair of a local church. After the passing of an Act in 2002, interest over any affected land must be registered by October 2013. A conveyancing solicitor will be able to advise further. Sawtry church properties include All Saints.
Which actual property conveyancing searches should the Sawtry conveyancing solicitor carry out on a Sawtry house?
Standard legal procedure will be to get the following Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search and Environmental and, depending on certain criteria, less common searches, which may include a Subsidence report.
Do we need to get a building surveyor to inspect the Sawtry property purchase?
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors firmly suggest that Sawtry property purchasers book a property surveyor. There are a range of defects that have a negative impact on a property, which are not included in your mortgage lender's valuation, for example roof damage or cracks around door frames.
Is contaminated land in Sawtry a problem?
Numerous of contaminants caused by environmental factors can harm the resale value of Sawtry property, such as proximity to waste sites. An environmental search will give more information.
Should I choose a solicitors firm referred by the estate agent?
If you opt for a solicitor referred this way, you your agent may be able to use their influence to exert pressure on a solicitor to complete sooner, however, such referrals need to be considered carefully, as some agents may 'recommend' the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the most appropriate choice.