At what point should I find a conveyancer in Woodcote Green?
In the majority of situations, the earlier in the process you can instruct a solicitor, the better. The legal work can then start immediately. Instructing your solicitor sooner for a purchase enables you will the details of your Woodcote Green solicitor ready when you make an offer, or, if you are selling a property, paperwork can be prepared, even before a buyer is found.
If there are outstanding works approved in the planning consent, can I still use it?
Generally speaking, planning permission legally has to have an expiry date, which is usually for a period of three years from approval for the building work to start (and not necessarily complete, unless the consent has a suitable caveat).
This means that the consent is against the property and the intended construction rather than the person who made the application. As such, if the planning consent remains within the expiry period, the agreement is transferrable to the new owner of the property.
Your solicitor will be able to provide further advice, once enquiries with the local authority have been satisfactorily completed as part of the conveyancing.
Does your firm administer auction conveyancing in Woodcote Green?
Yes - Our company is highly experienced with residential property auction procedures. Traditionally unusual homes e. g. building plots, are purchased in property auctions which tend to need more fact-finding before buying. Homeward Legal therefore encourage that buyers select the lawyer prior to the actual auction so there is time for a detailed report of the sellers legal pack.
Should I change the locks after I move in?
It would be a wise move to replace the locks upon moving into your new home, for peace of mind if nothing else. Although you may have received a number of copies of the keys, you may not know accurately whether that bunch constitutes every copy.
Although changing the locks will be an extra cost, you may find that buildings insurance may look on the move favourably, too.
Need guidance on what to expect from the conveyancing and legal work associated with your planned move? Call our team at Homeward Legal on 0800 038 6699 and they'll get you set up today.
Can I check that a property is in one of Woodcote Green's conservation areas?
There are a number of conservation areas in or near Woodcote Green. A solicitor will address the consequences of purchasing property in a conservation area.
Would ordering a house survey be necessary if we are buying residential property in Woodcote Green?
Homeward Legal heavily advise that home buyers in Woodcote Green book a property survey. It is a fact that there are a wide range of issues which affect a property, which will not be addressed during a property valuation, such as subsidence.