Having read about the major flooding in 2012 in the Midlands we are questioning if flood searches won't be exacting enough?
Flood searches conducted by a Sutton Coldfield conveyancing solicitor should include a more thorough search (Landmark) if required.
Sometimes buyers speak to a close neighbour to gain additional insight if you are still worried.
What do I get for my money from an estate agent?
A good estate agent will be able to bring their local knowledge into your transaction and reduce the amount of stress you might experience as part of the whole moving experience.
Although it might seem that agents do very little for their clients, they will help you set the sale price for your home by using their knowledge of similar properties, a large part will involve marketing your home by expressing it in its best light online and through fliers, phone calls and emails, etc., they will conduct viewings with ay interested potential buyers, manage the negotiations on the offers as they come in and, by law, they will also have to take all necessary steps to ensure the buyer is serious about entering into the contract to purchase the property when an offer is made.
However good you believe your chosen estate agent to be, you should take time to read through the terms and conditions thoroughly to understand what you’re paying them and what you’re going to get for your money.
What can be done about trees with TPOs if they are cutting out the light into the house?
Tree Preservation Orders (or TPOs) are legal protections for individual trees, which means you are prohibited from pruning, cutting or removing the plant without the formal consent of the local authority. There are certain caveats such as whether it is causing an immediate danger to life, but the local authority will still need to be informed.
As a homeowner, you have a number of rights, including Right to Light: that is, you should expect natural daylight to enter your property through windows without being blocked (again there may be caveats which will be unearthed in the conveyancing). If a tree with a TPO has grown so much that it is blocking out light, you can apply to the local authority for permission to prune the tree sufficiently to return your Right to Light. It becomes more complex if the tree in question is on a neighbour’s property, and you should discuss any resulting costs with them.
Homeward Legal's solicitors have years of experience in dealing with all sorts of legal issues including TPOs, providing you with practical guidance and help. We are best placed to help you with your move, so call our team on 0800 038 6699 today.
The lender will be The Tipton and Coseley Building Society, what will I need to consider?
A small number of lenders are now reducing their 'solicitor panel', which may result in greater legal costs for buyers. Homeward Legal are able to act for the vast majority of mortgage lenders so that you will not be required to pay your lender's legal costs.
I am buying a period house in a designated conservation area in Sutton Coldfield. How does one find details relating to the standard of upkeep of the Sutton Coldfield conservation area?
Conservation areas in Sutton Coldfield are nominated by the local authority (Birmingham) who police conservation area concerns from area development to the deterrence of derelict buildings. Following a campaign, English Heritage have produced a list of the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas along with the risk of a decline in standards.
The web is full of a growing number helpful documents all about doing your own legal work. Do we necessarily need to instruct a conveyancer in Sutton Coldfield ?
There is no reason why you cant apply this approach and look after the conveyancing without Sutton Coldfield conveyancing solicitor.
That said, a Sutton Coldfield lawyer juggles a large number of activities including chasing completion statements or interpreting management accounts many of which need experience. Above all else have a go conveyancers will be working without acceptable insurance that every legal practices are required by the Law Society to carry.