Do you recommend your solicitors to deal with the conveyancing for auction properties in Wokingham?
Our CQS solicitors regularly do the legal conveyancing buyers and sellers at auction. Our highly qualified property lawyers have in the past acted for numerous buyers at regional auctions including Acuitus, Allsop (Commercial), Allsop (Residential), Auction House London, Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Brendons Auctioneers, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers Norris.
Prepared auction buyers tend to formally instruct the conveyancing lawyer asap for a detailed report of the documents well before the actual auction.
How much is the council tax on a Fifties end of terrace Band D house in Wokingham?
You will be give information the houses band within the conveyancer's title report. Up-to-date rates for properties in Wokingham are published on the Wokingham council website. At the time of writing, 07 June 2012, band rates are:
- Band A - £975.00
- Band B - £1,137.00
- Band C - £1,299.00
- Band D - £1,462.00
- Band E - £1,787.00
- Band F - £2,112.00
- Band G - £2,437.00
- Band H - £2,924.00
Should I organize a private purchase of items on the Fixtures and Fittings form?
This would be very unwise as the Fixtures and Fittings Form (TA10) forms part of the contract, and it lists all the items that the seller is planning to leave at the property with an agreed price for anything they want money for.
To try to organise a private sale outside of this clear and controlled process may result in difficulties later on in the process, which is precisely why this form is in place. If you want something to remain that’s not listed on the Fixtures and Fittings Form, raise a query through your solicitor so that negotiations may be formally carried out.
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My wife and I are intending to buy in Wokingham, and need to know if there are any designated conservation areas.
These areas protect areas of special architectural or historic interest. A conveyancing lawyer will discuss what specific restrictions are in place and be able to advise further.
Can I change the purpose of use for a purchase as part of the conveyancing procedure?
Putting in a planning request to change the use of part or all of a property is a straightforward process and you can deal directly with the local authority, which authorises plans and requests. However, tying it in with a planned purchase of a property has its own problems, since you don’t yet formally own the property, and the length of time to get through the planning process (with no guarantee of success) will need to be factored into the purchase duration, which the seller may not agree to.
We would advise you to either buy the property and then put in the planning request after completion (or exchange at the very earliest), or buy a property that’s already fit for your purposes. Or you might be lucky to find a property that already has the relevant planning consents in place.