Conveyancing In Wheatley Q & A's
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.
Myself and my partner are buying in Wheatley. How can we find out if the house is in a designated conservation area?
Conservation areas safeguard streets and neighbourhoods registered as being of historic or architectural significance. The council will advise further about local conservation areas, and the property solicitor handling your purchase will discuss the relevant responsibilities.
Conveyancing and environmental searches are standard procedure but considering current events such as the Met Office projecting more intense rainfall are they still appropriate to ascertain enough about the evolving Wheatley future flood risk?
Flood searches carried out by a conveyancing solicitor in Wheatley should also include the far more in depth search (Landmark) if it is felt necessary.
If you are still concerned try to contact a local resident.
Can you give the reasons why the sale conveyancing process requires weeks?
The legal work involved in buying or selling Wheatley property will sometimes be lengthy even in the best of circumstances. Some causes are beyond the conveyancing solicitor's influence. Homeward Legal endeavour to diminish their impact whenever we can do so.
Does the HS2 route affect homes in Wheatley?
Yes. High Speed Two will affect homes in the local authority of Cherwell District. The first phase of HS2 will affect 23 local councils running through Wheatley, from London to Birmingham.