What do we need to be aware of if we buy a property within the boundary of a Ealing council conservation area ?
Part of conveyancing for purchasers involves carrying out searches of Ealing council to determine conservation area status and consent for modifications. In the event that no necessary permissions be provided, the solicitor will inform you of the best alternative like getting covered by an indemnity policy or obtaining retrospective approval.
We need to complete this property purchase as soon as possible, can we organise fast conveyancing?
As is often argued, fast conveyancing is key to instruct a experienced solicitor. There are several things you as the buyer could do to accelerate your conveyancing. These include:
- calling or emailing your solicitor, and chase them if you suspect any delays
- answering any queries raised by the solicitor as soon as possible
- arranging any finances require to complete the purchase
What will my searches usually cost?
With Homeward Legal's conveyancing service, clients buying a property expected to pay at most £249 for the standard search bundle. Searches are paid out to a 3rd party, and are not included in a quote for solicitor's fees.
Is there an organisation that holds any free record on the standard of the conservation areas in Southall Green?
Local Southall Green conservation area issues for example private spaces, addition of hard standings to the front of houses or modern telephone boxes are regulated by the local authority (Ealing). English Heritage administer details in relation to the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas along with the risk of a decline in standards.
Should I employ a solicitors firm named by our agent?
Many estate agents have arrangements with solicitors where they refer clients to them, however, these referrals need to be weighed up against alternatives, including online or local firms, as the agent may prefer to suggest the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the best solicitor for your needs.
Is the HS2 line going to impact Ealing property?
HS2 will be an issue in homes in Southall Green's local authority. Many property owners may have to endure months or years of construction work along the planned route. An HS2 search can give more detail.
How is stamp duty rates calculated in Southall Green and what should we budget for a £578000 property?
Stamp Duty depends on the home's value. On a £578000 Southall Green home, stamp duty will be £23120.