Conveyancing In Wheathampstead Q & A's
What will a Wheathampstead conveyancing solicitor do if the building is inside a registered conservation area and has unfitting windows added?
A solicitor is required to see if the property is inside a conservation area, and if so, whether any modifications have necessary consents. If no necessary permissions be available your solicitor will give you professional advice on all options for example buying an indemnity insurance policy or seeking retrospective consent from the council.
Is contaminated land a concern for most residences in Wheathampstead?
Wheathampstead property is contaminated by a range of human activities. Issues like infilled land and military land will be considered as part of the environmental searches.
Doing ones own conveyancing without instructing a lawyer in Wheathampstead appears to be becoming possible when selling a maisonette. However be wise ?
There is no reason why a home seller should not engage in the legal and technical work without an experienced conveyancing solicitor in Wheathampstead. That said, a lawyer in Wheathampstead is familiar with a large array of tasks ranging from approving pre exchange checklists or notifying the Land Registry of new charges many of which need experience. Essentially DIY conveyancers are not covered by sufficient professional indemnity insurance which every firms and their solicitors are required to possess.
Do we need a property survey?
It is heavily suggested that purchasers arrange a surveyor if purchasing in Wheathampstead. Buyers should be aware that there are many problems that will impact a property, that a lender's valuation survey, for example, will not cover. These can include dry rot and insect infestation.
What can be done about trees with TPOs if they are cutting out the light into the house?
Tree Preservation Orders (or TPOs) are legal protections for individual trees, which means you are prohibited from pruning, cutting or removing the plant without the formal consent of the local authority. There are certain caveats such as whether it is causing an immediate danger to life, but the local authority will still need to be informed.
As a homeowner, you have a number of rights, including Right to Light: that is, you should expect natural daylight to enter your property through windows without being blocked (again there may be caveats which will be unearthed in the conveyancing). If a tree with a TPO has grown so much that it is blocking out light, you can apply to the local authority for permission to prune the tree sufficiently to return your Right to Light. It becomes more complex if the tree in question is on a neighbour’s property, and you should discuss any resulting costs with them.
Homeward Legal's solicitors have years of experience in dealing with all sorts of legal issues including TPOs, providing you with practical guidance and help. We are best placed to help you with your move, so call our team on 0800 038 6699 today.
What will conveyancing searches be?
With a Homeward Legal solicitor, a client is charged at most £249 for a standard bundle of searches. Common searches include a mining search and a drainage search.