Do you advise that I get a chancel search? We are buying by a rectory built in the 17th Century in Scotter.
Property owners in Scotter may be subject to chancel repair liability. Indemnity policies can be arranged if chancel liability is likely to be enforced. Your conveyancing solicitor can provide more details. Ecclesiastical properties in Scotter where chancel liability may apply include St Peter.
If there are outstanding works approved in the planning consent, can I still use it?
Generally speaking, planning permission legally has to have an expiry date, which is usually for a period of three years from approval for the building work to start (and not necessarily complete, unless the consent has a suitable caveat).
This means that the consent is against the property and the intended construction rather than the person who made the application. As such, if the planning consent remains within the expiry period, the agreement is transferrable to the new owner of the property.
Your solicitor will be able to provide further advice, once enquiries with the local authority have been satisfactorily completed as part of the conveyancing.
Will a conveyancing solicitor in Scotter carry out any searches on the Lincolnshire Victorian end-of-terrace house I want to buy?
When you are getting a mortgage, your lender expects particular searches, including these searches - Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environmental, and possibly less common searches, like a Chancel.
Will our professional conveyancing solicitor in Scotter report back to me about the cost of council tax on a Band A cottage prior to completion?
Your property solicitor will consult with the governing council to enquire about the currently applicable council tax band and rates, which will be detailed in the report on title. Council tax rates for Scotter are tabled online at the North Lincolnshire local authority website. On (14 September 2012) rates are as follows:
- Band A - £1,041.00
- Band B - £1,215.00
- Band C - £1,389.00
- Band D - £1,562.00
- Band E - £1,909.00
- Band F - £2,257.00
- Band G - £2,604.00
- Band H - £3,124.00
May the costs for our conveyancing cover any hidden fees?
Homeward Legal will never charge any extra, hidden charges under any circumstances. You should be aware that some solicitors only estimate conveyancing costs. You may face a much greater total fee when you have completed.