If I want to build an extension or do other works once I move in, can I get a builder to visit to give me a quote?
There is nothing stopping you trying to organise this, so long as you set a date and time that’s acceptable to the vendor (or via their estate agent if they are unable to be there) and try to establish how long the process will take, so that this can be booked in.
This becomes particularly critical following a surveyor’s inspection where remedial works are identified and recommended. You can use the quote from the builder as a renegotiation tool on the asking price, if the work required is going to be particularly costly. If you decide to go down this route, it must be done before exchange of contracts (where you’re committing to the sale price) and you should inform your solicitor if you’ve had private discussions and agreements with the vendor over price for inclusion in the terms of the contract.
What will the council tax cost for a Victorian Band G maisonette in Whitnash?
The property's relevant council tax band should commonly be reported as part of the conveyancing report on title along with the governing local authority Council tax charges for properties in Whitnash are set out in detail online at the Warwick council website. At the time of authoring, 25 December 2012, the rates are:
- Band A - £1,003.00
- Band B - £1,171.00
- Band C - £1,338.00
- Band D - £1,505.00
- Band E - £1,839.00
- Band F - £2,174.00
- Band G - £2,508.00
- Band H - £3,010.00
What will the Whitnash conveyancing solicitor do when the property we hope to purchase is in a local authority conservation area and has unauthorised windows fitted?
The lawyer will verify if the property is within a conservation area, and if so, whether any modifications have required permissions. In the event that no suitable consents be produced, your Whitnash conveyancing solicitor will inform you of the alternatives e.g. seeking cover from an indemnity insurance policy or obtaining retrospective consent.
Of the major Whitnash lenders, who have joined your panel?
Homeward Legal are able to work closely with many lenders. A number of mortgage specialists operate in Whitnash, like Copia, 29 Wood St, Stratford-Upon-Avon, CV37 6JG, Loydall, 3 Rainsbrook Av, Rugby, CV22 5HB, and Monaco, Hockley Ct/2401 Stratford Rd, Hockley Heath, Solihull, B94 6NW.
Do you need to get a chancel liability search if I am buying in Whitnash next to an ecclesiastical parish?
In Whitnash, where land was once owned by a lay rectors, new owners of that property may be obliged to pay for maintenance of a church in the area. A chancel search addresses if such a liability exists. Liability is more common in some parts of the country. Your conveyancing solicitor will suggest an appropriate indemnity policy to address chancel liability.