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?
What is the optimum stage to we book the home removal company?
Homeward Legals advice is for home movers to delay instructing a removal firm until the point where both sides have scheduled an absolute move date which happens after exchange of contracts. For a local Berkshire company Vanman, 3a Church St, Slough, SL1 1PQ Call: 07748 141515 or Skylark Ltd, 15 Hillside, Slough, SL1 2RN Telephone: 07960 117600.
Halifax is going to be our lender, is there anything I need to know?
Recently, a number of lenders have limited the number of solicitors who can act for them. Homeward Legal can act for many mortgage lenders.
How can I buy the freehold of the building in which I’m purchasing a flat?
When you buy a leasehold flat (usually for a lease lasting a long time), it means that you don’t own the building or the land on which it is built. If you want to buy the freehold of the building (either yourself or with other flat-owners), you’ll need to meet a few legal criteria before that can happen (such as the number of flats, the purpose to which the majority of the building is put to, and the number of flat-owners willing to by the freehold).
One additional point to note is that the shorter the lease on any flat, the greater the price of the freehold is likely to be.
You should talk to other residents about your plan as well as finding out how much the freehold will be and getting a professional valuation. Once you are in a position to move ahead, you’ll need to appoint a solicitor to manage the legal aspect of the planned purchase.
Homeward Legal's solicitors are well-versed in dealing with all types of freehold and leasehold purchases. So call us now on 0800 038 6699 and we'll guide you through the process and assign you to one of the best solicitors.
Which specific searches should my Slough conveyancer order when buying a Slough home?
The routine legal protocol will be to obtain these searches - Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search and Environment Search and occasionally specific local Slough searches, which may include a Commons Registration Search.