Are the any designated conservation areas in Sutton on Trent likely to affect us?
Areas considered to be of 'special architectural and historic interest', like model housing estates, may be recorded as conservation areas. The benefits of such restrictions will include confidence that property will retain its value, but they may impose liability on a buyer for unauthorised alterations made by previous owners.
With a freehold property ready to buy, with no mortgage, how do we guarantee fast conveyancing?
Many buyers will, correctly, argue that a faster move is the key to instruct a proactive conveyancing solicitor. There are a range of tasks you can do to accelerate the legal work. These include:
- keeping in regular contact with the conveyancing solicitor
- answering any queries raised by your conveyancing solicitor as soon as possible
- if you intend to get a house survey, doing so as early as you can
We are buying on a former industrial site. Seemingly copper (Cu) soil contamination may be an issue.
Some metal contamination may have occurred throughout Sutton on Trent, but contaminated land areas are labelled as such if the danger to the environment is judged to be too great. Data on many contaminants, such as groundwater contamination, will be included in an environmental search.
What sort of inquiry into the risk of a flood in the Nottinghamshire area will my conveyancing solicitor in Sutton on Trent report on for a Sixties property we are purchasing?
A property conveyancer will apply for property environmental searches, which include Sutton on Trent flood risk information. A substantially more thorough flood history/risk search, for instance the Landmark search, might be suggested by a qualified Sutton on Trent lawyer if the results of the environmental search show a flood risk.
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.