Is it hard to sell a property located in a conservation area?
A conservation area is designated and managed by the local authority to ensure the unique nature of the location is maintained by placing restrictions on changes to the buildings, street furniture and green spaces to protect the architectural or historical interest of everything within the conservation area boundary.
Because of this resistance to change, this usually means homes in conservation areas are more attractive to buyers, and, as such, there may be a premium to pay over properties outside such areas. Because of the attraction of such property, they will usually sell well and quickly. However, there will need to be greater checks by the buyer’s solicitor to verify that your property conforms to the conservation area restrictions, which may add extra time to the duration of the conveyancing.
Homeward Legal's solicitors have a great deal of experience working with sales and purchases in conservation areas, so why not give our team a quick call on 0800 038 6699 right now to find out what we can do to help your plans?
How many weeks should the legal work to purchase a home take, in your opinion? The property is also local.
The time required to transfer a residence is not wholly predictable, with reference to a number of aspects, including situations where another party does not quickly respond an enquiry. With Homeward Legal, your sale, purchase or remortgage is handled as fast as possible, without compromising on service.
How look for check if the conservation area we are buying in is neglected?
Local conservation areas are created by the local Selby planning authority, who preserve everything from including things like new developments, non sympathetic doors and building materials. Following a campaign, English Heritage maintain details in relation to the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas along with the vulnerability to a worsening of the condition of the area.
Do any areas of conservation in Selby have the potential to affect us?
Conservation areas pinpoint local areas of 'special architectural and historic interest'. The advantages of these restrictions will include preservation of an area's historic charm, but they can add to maintenance costs. Your conveyancing solicitor will provide more details.
If I’m putting my furniture and other things in storage, will the process take longer?
There shouldn’t be any reason why your move would take longer than a standard removal if you are pitting your belongings into storage. In fact, in some instances, it might be beneficial for the chain and your completion on the sale, since you are likely to incur fewer delays in the process because you can put your furniture and other things in storage before the event.
Whatever your plans, it’s worth mentioning them to your conveyancing solicitor so that they know the logistics on the day of completion, and may even be able to provide advice and pointers on what to consider before the day to ensure things move more smoothly.