What are searches, and how do they differ from a survey?
Searches are a set of enquiries carried out by your surveyor to various authorities such as the local council, HM Land Registry, etc., and focuses on the impact of the local area on your potential enjoyment of living at the property, while a survey (a HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey) is focused on the structural integrity of the home and its permanent outbuildings and constructions.
While each may throw up similar issues (such as missing planning consents or boundary issues), they are very different and achieve very different purposes.
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What can a Seven Sisters conveyancing solicitor recommend if the home I want to buy is in a Powys planning authority conservation area which appears to have unsympathetic window frames fitted to it?
Powys planning authority enquiries conducted by the solicitor as part of the conveyancing should determine the existence of suitable consent for additions to the building. If no local authority consents be available your conveyancing solicitor will give you professional advice on the options for example taking out an indemnity insurance policy or obtaining retrospective approval from Powys council.
What due diligence about the uncertain risk of local flooding to properties in Neath Port Talbot will the property lawyer in Seven Sisters report back to us on?
An integral component in the legal due diligence process carried out when buying a property involves the conveyancing solicitor conducting environmental searches that go in some details on the Seven Sisters flood risk.
What will impact land in Seven Sisters, and should they be an issue?
Residential property could be contaminated by numerous environmental factors. Contaminants such as waste treatment sites in the area or environmental radon sources should be considered as part of the appropriate search.
We are using a lender in Neath Port Talbot, and need to know which Seven Sisters lenders your solicitors work with. Which panels are you on?
Most lenders in Seven Sisters are on our Seven Sisters solicitors' panel. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include RJ Mortgage, 105-109 Green Lanes, London, N13 4SP, Mandl, Flat 1 Dowding House/Hillcrest, London, N6 4HD, and El-Shaddai Corporation, Suite 49a Imperial House/64 Willoughby La, London, N17 0SP. Your solicitor should be able to state specific lenders' requirements.
Which local authority looks after Seven Sisters?
Seven Sisters is located in Powys County Council, County Hall, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5LG, Call: 0845 055 2155
Is a house survey advisable when purchasing a property in Seven Sisters?
It is heavily suggested that purchasers in Seven Sisters order a home buyer survey. There are many defects that can affect a property, which will not be addressed during a property valuation, which include corrosion of pipework.