What is the council tax on a mid-terrace home in SuttOn Sea?
Almost always the title report should include the relevant East Lindsey council tax band. The latest tax charges for homes in SuttOn Sea are detailed online at the East Lindsey council website. As at (04 October 2012) rates are as follows:
- Band A - £931.00
- Band B - £1,086.00
- Band C - £1,241.00
- Band D - £1,396.00
- Band E - £1,706.00
- Band F - £2,017.00
- Band G - £2,327.00
- Band H - £2,792.00
Do your solicitors specialise residential property auction conveyancing in Sutton On Sea?
Yes - All of our property conveyancers regularly do the legal work for sellers at auction. Lawyers always inform purchasers to instruct a lawyer prior to the auction day to allow sufficient time for a title report.
Post property auction you are the property lawyer must be able to concentrate on finalise the legal process in under 28 days as required by the standard auction conditions.
Are there any conservation areas in Sutton On Sea?
Conservation areas conserve areas of 'special architectural and historic interest'. The council will provide more details about local conservation areas, and the conveyancing solicitor handling your purchase will discuss the relevant responsibilities you would be taking on by purchasing in a conservation area.
Are the doctors/dentists/schools oversubscribed in the area I want to move to?
Although your conveyancing solicitor may have some personal knowledge of these critical factors, they are not part of the conveyancing process, so will not form part of the contract.
If aspects such as how likely you’ll get into a surgery or school are important to you, it is worth factoring this in at an early stage when you are researching the areas into which you want to move. You can also glean some facts from the estate agent representing properties where you want to move, too. You might also like to contact the surgeries or schools for further information.
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The home I’m buying has been empty for two years; what questions should I be asking the solicitor, the estate agent, and the surveyor?
If a home has been empty for a considerable period (such as the two years mentioned here), there’s usually a reason for it. There is estimated to be around a quarter of a million properties in the country that have been empty for more than 6 months.
The primary reason is that the owner hasn’t the funds to renovate the property, or they’ve started gutting the place and run out of money to take it further, or perhaps there’s been a significant problem (e.g. fire or flood are common instances). Most likely, these properties will come up at auction.
Your estate agent will be aware of its history if the property is on their books, so you can find out a lot from them, the council will have an empty property officer, and the Land Registry will have information on the deeds. As far as the solicitor is concerned, they will establish the position on the property as part of the conveyancing, while the surveyor will have experience of checking out such properties, with the advice that you order a Building Survey (the most detailed of the options) to check out its structural integrity. Note that mortgage lenders will be more reluctant to offer a loan on such homes.
Ultimately, the ball is in your court and, if you want to pursue buying such a property, you need to be prepared to do the research, which can take up a lot of time.
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