The survey revealed that no planning consent was obtained for an extension: What are the issues I’ll face?
The chartered surveyor inspecting the property will check any extensions or works that have occurred and highlight any concerns for the attention of your conveyancing solicitor, who will make enquiries with the local authority to establish whether the consents and building regulations are in place.
If the building regulations agreement is not in place, the vendor is not legally allowed to sell the property until they are, since the title deeds cannot be transferred to your ownership. If building requiring planning consent is present at the property but without proof of consent approval, the local authority might be willing to accept a retrospective approval, although this could take a long time, and, even then, they may instruct you, as the new owner, to return the building to its former state, which could be very costly.
Your solicitor will be able to advise you on the most appropriate course of action to take, including whether the retrospective planning or the reversal of building works can be renegotiated from the agreed sale price.
Which local authority is responsible for Stoke Poges?
Stoke Poges is located in Slough Borough Council, Landmark Place, High Street, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 1JL, contact: 01753 475 111
What sort of environmental searches regarding the uncertain risk of a flood in the Buckinghamshire region will the Stoke Poges property solicitor conduct?
An important step in the conveyancing procedure carried out when buying a property involves your conveyancing solicitor making an application for property environmental searches that offer you specific information in relation to Stoke Poges flood risk.
Having heard about the fact that last year was second wettest year since on record, we are wondering if environmental searches won't be detailed enough?
A solicitor in Stoke Poges will suggest that you include conveyancing and environmental searches from Landmark if the first search determines a risk of flooding in Stoke Poges.
It is not uncommon for buyers to contact a local resident for additional further information.
What can a Stoke Poges conveyancing solicitor advise if the building we want to buy is in a conservation area in Slough planning authority and turns out to have unapproved satellite dishes installed?
Slough planning authority searches conducted by a property lawyer during the conveyancing process will see whether the property is inside a conservation area proof of formal approval for alterations will be requested.
Is there a checklist for buyers or sellers helping to decide what’s most important?
The process of buying and selling is a complex one, so it’s helpful for your research to have checklists to ensure nothing is forgotten. There are several online resources with checklists for individual aspects of the moving process, including what to consider as a first-time buyer, help to buy schemes, removals, speeding up conveyancing and so on.
When it comes to deciding what you want for your new home to help you narrow down the choice of locations and types of property available, this is largely down to personal choice, so a standardised checklist might limit your requirements. You can talk to an estate agent about what you want as they will have the experience to narrow down your options. However, you need to consider the size of the property (number of rooms, bathroom facilities, bedrooms, etc.), size of garden, proximity to public transport links, noise, entertainment options (e.g. cinema, pub, eateries, etc.), access to off-road parking, schools, speed of broadband, and so on. Consider making a list of what the property must have and an associated wish list so that likely compromises can be made.