Does 'fixtures and fittings' include things like sofas?
Generally speaking, fixtures are fixed to the property and fixtures are easier to detach or remove. A fixtures and fittings form can avoid any disputes, stating what is included with the sale.
Which local authority looks after Westhoughton?
Westhoughton is located in Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council, Town Hall, Victoria Square, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 1RU, phone: 01204 333 333
Which environmental factors can impact land in Westhoughton. Will they be checked for comprehensively?
Property could be contaminated by several human activities, and an environmental search will reveal the extent to which a property is affected by Westhoughton contaminants like air pollution. Land Off Lostock Lane, Lostock Lane, Lancashire, BL6 may be one source of local contamination.
What specific things do I need to look out for if I’m buying a house on the coast?
With worsening weather and floods now becoming increasingly commonplace, with the media remarking on it in depth, buying a property that has a likelihood of flooding is a difficult decision to make. Not only is there the issue of cleaning up if it does flood, but insurance premiums will be much higher (and perhaps even prohibitive).
For homes in coastal areas, there is also the problem of coastal erosion, where some properties have been seen to literally fall into the sea.
However, the good news is that picking a home in a coastal region doesn’t automatically mean that it’s going to be subject to flooding or that it’s eventually going to slip into the sea. The searches ordered by your conveyancing solicitor will identify the level of risk associated with the property and, based on this, your solicitor may recommend that you take out specialist reports (e.g. from Landmark or other organisations) to get a more in-depth description of the risks and options. These are in addition to the standard set and will be charged to you as a disbursement at cost.
Your surveyor will also be able to identify evidence of previous floods and other problems during their inspection and provide advice in their report. If the problems are considered sufficiently severe, the surveyor may also note the specifics for further investigation by your conveyancing solicitor.
We are going to buy a property, and have a quote from you. May we be billed any hidden costs?
No. We will never charge any hidden charges under any circumstances. Our quotes offer an honest and accurate price the legal expenses for your transaction.