I am purchasing a new build property, do we need property searches?
Conveyancing searches are standard enquiries undertaken for the buyer, which may include a lead mining search. You need to be aware that, searches only relate to the legal aspects of the purchase.
What factors will affect land in Wolverhampton. Are they an issue?
Many of contaminants caused by factors caused by man and by nature can harm the resale value of Wolverhampton property, like infilled land. An environmental search should offer more information. Bowmans Harbour, South Of Wednesfield Way, West Midlands, WV10 0TQ is a source of potential local contamination in Wolverhampton.
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.
The purchase is completing next April, what will be assessed for stamp duty?
The Stamp Duty you must pay is based on the house or flat's value. It is £33000 on a £825000 home.
We are in a contract race situation, and need ensure fast conveyancing, what can we do to speed up our transaction?
Contacting a proactive lawyer is key fast conveyancing. When selecting a lawyer, consider these questions: Did you experience any delays when requesting a quote? Which communication methods do they use? Days can be wasted waiting for letters in the post which could be emailed or faxed. Do they order searches immediately?
If I’m putting my furniture and other things in storage, will the process take longer?
There shouldn’t be any reason why your move would take longer than a standard removal if you are pitting your belongings into storage. In fact, in some instances, it might be beneficial for the chain and your completion on the sale, since you are likely to incur fewer delays in the process because you can put your furniture and other things in storage before the event.
Whatever your plans, it’s worth mentioning them to your conveyancing solicitor so that they know the logistics on the day of completion, and may even be able to provide advice and pointers on what to consider before the day to ensure things move more smoothly.