If there are outstanding works approved in the planning consent, can I still use it?
Generally speaking, planning permission legally has to have an expiry date, which is usually for a period of three years from approval for the building work to start (and not necessarily complete, unless the consent has a suitable caveat).
This means that the consent is against the property and the intended construction rather than the person who made the application. As such, if the planning consent remains within the expiry period, the agreement is transferrable to the new owner of the property.
Your solicitor will be able to provide further advice, once enquiries with the local authority have been satisfactorily completed as part of the conveyancing.
We want to complete on the legal process a leasehold apartment quickly, are you fast Swanley property lawyers ?
Regularly house selling solicitors firms may be slow bringing huge stress to the house selling process. Our solicitors approach is to employ leading edge automated practice management systems . We always also give you a CQS property lawyer qualified to communicate with everyone in the buyer and seller property chain e.g. solicitors, to attain a quick exchange.
I’ve lost my gas/electrical certificates; will that stop me moving?
There is no legal imperative for you to provide either the gas or electrical safety certificates as the seller; you are required to provide a gas safety certificate on an annual basis, however, if you are planning on letting the property out. The Institution of Electrical Engineers recommends that an electrical certificate be updated at least every ten years or when the property is transferred to a new owner (every 5 years if you are letting the property out).
However, this usually means that this is the responsibility of the buyer with the onus on organising an inspection for a new certificate falling on them.
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Which local authority is responsible for Swanley?
Swanley is located in Sevenoaks District Council, Council Offices, Argyle Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 1HG, phone: 01732 227 000
What causes the conveyancing work to take weeks to complete?
The legal work undertaken to transfer a home in Swanley can suffer setbacks for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, the delays are unhappily out of the conveyancing solicitor's control. We do our best to minimise their consequences wherever possible to do so. There are numerous reasons for delay, such as the length of time it takes for the managing agent or landlord to respond to queries.
Is a survey a good idea when we are purchasing a house or flat, regardless of its age?
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors suggest that you arrange a property surveyor to carry out a survey if you are planning to buy in Swanley. Many defects have a negative impact on a property, such as cracks around door frames. Such issues will not be considered during the conveyancing work itself.