We are buying on a Swiss Cottage brownfield site. Can the topsoil still be contaminated?
Soil contamination is tested regularly. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Swiss Cottage, including local authorities.
What issues are key to guarantee a fast exchange and completion?
Essential to fast conveyancing is to employing a proactive solicitor. Beyond that, there are several things you as the purchaser can also do to accelerate the legal work, including, pushing the solicitor to begin enquiries as soon as possible, answering any queries raised by the solicitor as soon as possible and organising your finances.
Which Swiss Cottage lenders do you work with?
The Homeward Legal group work with the bulk of lenders who are Council of Mortgage Lenders-approved. A number of mortgage specialists operate in Swiss Cottage, such as Future Mortgage Solutions, 45 Welbeck St, London, W1G 8DZ, Smart Finance, 61 Greenfield Gdns, London, NW2 1HU, and Independent Financial Solutions, Unit 4 /St. Albans House/26 St. Albans Lane, London, NW11 7QE.
What amount of time can I plan for conveyancing to buy a flat generally take?
The length of time taken to transact residential property varies, influenced by a broad set of issues affecting the property, for example, if the lender requires specific searches. With our property specialists, your move receives communicative and proactive service, resulting in the fastest possible outcome.
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.