Conveyancing In Wokingham Q & A's
What factors can contaminate land in Wokingham, and should they be an issue?
Wokingham property can be contaminated by a broad range of natural causes and human activities, such as nearby waste management facilities or environmental radon sources. An environmental search should offer more information.
The survey revealed that no planning consent was obtained for an extension: What are the issues I’ll face?
The chartered surveyor inspecting the property will check any extensions or works that have occurred and highlight any concerns for the attention of your conveyancing solicitor, who will make enquiries with the local authority to establish whether the consents and building regulations are in place.
If the building regulations agreement is not in place, the vendor is not legally allowed to sell the property until they are, since the title deeds cannot be transferred to your ownership. If building requiring planning consent is present at the property but without proof of consent approval, the local authority might be willing to accept a retrospective approval, although this could take a long time, and, even then, they may instruct you, as the new owner, to return the building to its former state, which could be very costly.
Your solicitor will be able to advise you on the most appropriate course of action to take, including whether the retrospective planning or the reversal of building works can be renegotiated from the agreed sale price.
Do you advise that we get a chancel liability search? I am buying a Wokingham flat by a glebe.
Owners of property near to church property in the locality must contribute towards the cost of repairs, where chancel repair liability exists. Parochial Church Councils in Wokingham must register their interest over property by October 2013, simplifying the chancel search process. Your conveyancing solicitor will suggest an appropriate indemnity policy to address chancel liability. Wokingham Church of England properties include All Saints, St Sebastian, St. Paul and The Community Church of St Nicholas, Emmbrook.
Do we need a house survey?
It is suggested that purchasers in Wokingham instruct a property surveyor to carry out a survey. There are many concerns that have a negative impact on a property, such as wet rot. These will not be reported on by a solicitor.
The current owner has fitted unsightly roof aerials on the house in Wokingham which I think may contravene local conservation area criteria
The solicitor should identify if the property is within a conservation area and whether any modifications have the essential permissions.
How many weeks does the conveyancing process usually require, according to your estimates? I am purchasing a home in Wokingham.
For the majority of clients, the number of weeks taken to buy or sell a property varies, affected by several issues affecting the property, for example, if it is a leasehold property being transferred. Our conveyancing solicitors strive to ensure your sale or purchase is handled quickly, and to the highest standard of service.
We ideally want to complete on the selling of our auctioned house within 28 days, are you a fast solicitor in Wokingham ?
Frankly some house buying and selling solicitors are simply dilatory which adds huge stress and worry to the protracted process of buying and selling.
Our property lawyers method is to employ cutting edge fast response systems .
More importantly , we always allocate you a solicitor trained to communicate throughout the buyer and seller chain .