We are purchasing a residence in Shirebrook. How do I verify if the residence is in a conservation area?
There are a number of areas of conservation in or near Shirebrook. These restrictions can make repairs more costly or time-consuming, but the benefits will include better maintained homes and gardens.
As a consequence of the widespread flooding in Sept 2012 in the East Midlands we are concerned that flood searches won't be exacting enough?
A good Shirebrook conveyancing solicitor will get environmental searches if the environmental searches determine a significant risk Shirebrook flood risk area data
It could be worth trying to also get in touch with a local resident to get additional comfort.
I’ve lost my gas/electrical certificates; will that stop me moving?
There is no legal imperative for you to provide either the gas or electrical safety certificates as the seller; you are required to provide a gas safety certificate on an annual basis, however, if you are planning on letting the property out. The Institution of Electrical Engineers recommends that an electrical certificate be updated at least every ten years or when the property is transferred to a new owner (every 5 years if you are letting the property out).
However, this usually means that this is the responsibility of the buyer with the onus on organising an inspection for a new certificate falling on them.
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Of the main Shirebrook mortgage lenders, which firms are on your panel?
Most lenders in Shirebrook are on our Shirebrook solicitors' panel. Shirebrook lenders and mortgage specialists include Derbyshire Building Society, 4 Market Pl, Shirebrook, Mansfield, NG20 8AA. The solicitor managing the legal work for your move should be able to carry out any relevant lender-imposed searches or checks.
HSBC Bank will be our lender, what do we need to check?
Traditionally, most solicitors could act for the majority lenders. A small number of lenders have limited the number of solicitors who can act for them. We will act on behalf of many mortgage lenders.