Conveyancing In Woolwich Q & A's
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.
Will a Woolwich conveyancing solicitor conduct any conveyancing searches on the London Regency mid terrace flat I am purchasing
If purchasing and getting a mortgage the lender will expect at least the following Local Authority Search, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW) and Environment Search, and, depending on certain criteria, less common searches, which may include a Contaminated land Search.
I am moving in Woolwich, and have a quote from you. May we have to pay any extra charges?
We never hide any hidden extra charges. It may be that a significant piece of extra work is required, but your solicitor will make you aware of these.
Is contaminated land in Woolwich a concern?
Land in Woolwich can be contaminated by numerous natural causes and human activities, and an environmental search will reveal the extent to which a specific plot of land may be affected by Woolwich contaminants such as infilled land and other sources of contaminated land.
Should I list my property with more than one estate agent?
The choice is entirely up to you and your specific circumstances. Going with a sole agent is probably the cheapest option (although the reach to buyers is dependent on how many clients are on their books), while multiple agents will be more expensive (but will reach a broader client base).
If you’re looking for a quick sale or the market is rather sluggish, it makes sense to put your property on with a number of agents. If the market is buoyant, it makes more sense to place the property with a sole agent.
Whichever you choose, you should always check the terms and conditions so that you know what service you’re getting for your money and how much it will cost you once the home is sold. You should also understand if there are penalties should you decide to place the property with more or fewer agents later on during the agreement period.