We are buying an extended flat in a designated conservation areas, where can I locate more information concerning the standard of upkeep?
Conservation areas in Wootton are nominated by the local authority (Central Bedfordshire) who manage everything from what can be demolished to the prevention of billboards. English Heritage, a government body, have assembled a list about the state of repair of conservation areas in addition to the risk of a worsening of the condition of the area.
Which roads of Wootton are secured by a conservation area?
Areas deemed to be of special architectural or historic interest, such as country house estates, will be designated as conservation areas. Wootton itself is named as a conservation area. A conveyancing lawyer will confirm potential liability for unauthorised works.
Do I need a solicitor?
The quick and easy answer is that you don’t. There is no legal imperative for you to employ a solicitor to handle the conveyancing when dealing with property. However, it would be rather unwise for you to carry out the work yourself because you probably won’t have the skills, knowledge and experience to perform many of the complex tasks, and you won’t possess the indemnity insurance that all solicitors are obliged to carry to protect clients in the event that something goes wrong.
You need to appoint a solicitor who is experienced, proactive and focused so that you have the best chance of completing your transaction as early as possible. You should also look for such a solicitor who also offers ‘No Completion, No Fee’ protection so that you will only be invoiced for the fees once your transaction has completed successfully.
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How soon should you instruct a conveyancing solicitor to handle our sale?
Whether you are buying or selling in Wootton, as soon as possible. Some authors advocate holding off instruction until the offer is accepted, but doing so will put you at a disadvantage compared to better prepared buyers, or if your buyer decides to pull out due to delays.
In regards to the major flooding in Sept 2012 in the East Midlands, I am wondering if environmental searches won't be sufficient?
Food risk searches applied for by the Wootton conveyancing solicitor should include a more thorough Landmark flood search if required.
If you remain still concerned it may be worth trying to approach a local resident.
Do your lawyers administer the conveyancing of property auction properties in Wootton?
All of our property conveyancers frequently get instructed by sellers at auction. Homeward Legal typically recommend buyers at auction to formally instruct their chosen lawyer in advance of the property auction date to allow enough time for a full investigation of the sellers pack.
Should I get my short lease extended before selling?
Buyers are becoming increasingly wary of buying leaseholds with less than 90 years to run because, first, the cost of increasing a leasehold is becoming far more expensive, and, second, mortgage companies are becoming increasingly reticent to lend money to buy leases that have dropped below the 80-year mark (indeed, this will be one of the criteria that they set to ensure their investment is protected).
As a result, buyers will often insist that the leasehold be extended back up to the 99-year or 125-year typical thresholds before going ahead and buying it. So, as the current leaseholder, you will almost certainly be expected to do the legal work required to extend the lease to a level that buyers will be happy with.