How much effort is it to sort out a house in multiple occupancy (HMO)?
A house in multiple occupancy is defined as a property where at least three tenants live forming more than one household (one person or more living together), but share kitchen and bathroom facilities.
As a landlord of an HMO, your responsibilities include ensuring proper fire safety measures are in place, gas safety checks are completed annually, the electric system is checked every five years, there are sufficient bathroom and kitchen facilities for everyone to comfortably use, communal areas are kept clean and safe to use, and waste disposal is managed effectively (provision of bins and bags).
This requires more effort than having a property to rent to one household, and you may wish to employ a solicitor to sort out the legal side of things in the first instance, and a property management company to handle the administration, disputes, etc. on a daily basis.
Homeward Legal's experienced solicitors have completed many different transactions including properties for HMOs. Why not give us a quick call now on 0800 038 6699 to get your conveyancing under way today?
Is it hard to sell a property located in a conservation area?
A conservation area is designated and managed by the local authority to ensure the unique nature of the location is maintained by placing restrictions on changes to the buildings, street furniture and green spaces to protect the architectural or historical interest of everything within the conservation area boundary.
Because of this resistance to change, this usually means homes in conservation areas are more attractive to buyers, and, as such, there may be a premium to pay over properties outside such areas. Because of the attraction of such property, they will usually sell well and quickly. However, there will need to be greater checks by the buyer’s solicitor to verify that your property conforms to the conservation area restrictions, which may add extra time to the duration of the conveyancing.
Homeward Legal's solicitors have a great deal of experience working with sales and purchases in conservation areas, so why not give our team a quick call on 0800 038 6699 right now to find out what we can do to help your plans?
What sort of local environmental checks in connection with the uncertain risk of possible flooding in Surrey will a conveyancer in Worplesdon actually carry out?
A conveyancing solicitor applies for official conveyancing and environmental searches that should include Worplesdon area flood risk information.
We are buying on a Worplesdon ex-industrial use land. Could the top-soil be contaminated by industrial waste?
There are wide-ranging regulations imposed to prevent future soil contamination. Also considering issues such as water contaminants such as bleach, contaminants affecting Worplesdon property will be factored into an environmental search.
I am on a deadline and will need to ensure fast conveyancing, what should we do?
Essential to a fast completion is to employing a experienced solicitor. Consider the following:
- 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.
- Will they order searches immediately?
How many weeks does we account for the legal work to purchase a home generally require, according to your estimates?
The time taken to buy or sell a property is not wholly predictable, with reference to a broad set of issues affecting the property including if the property is leasehold. With Homeward Legal, every purchase is undertaken as quickly as possible.