What effect will HS2 have in Birmingham City?
HS2 Phase 1 will impact a number of properties in Yardley's local authority, and construction work is expected to begin in 2017.
What are searches, and how do they differ from a survey?
Searches are a set of enquiries carried out by your surveyor to various authorities such as the local council, HM Land Registry, etc., and focuses on the impact of the local area on your potential enjoyment of living at the property, while a survey (a HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey) is focused on the structural integrity of the home and its permanent outbuildings and constructions.
While each may throw up similar issues (such as missing planning consents or boundary issues), they are very different and achieve very different purposes.
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Which actual conveyancing searches will the conveyancing solicitor in Yardley order when carrying out the conveyancing for a Yardley property?
Normal conveyancing protocol will be to obtain Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW), Environmental and Limestone Search, and possibly area-specific searches such as Commons Registration (CON290).
What amount of time may I budget for the conveyancing process usually take in Yardley?
The time required to buy or sell property may vary. This is influenced by numerous issues affecting the property which can include whether a mortgage lender requires particular searches. 8 to 12 weeks is the average for many firms, we however take a more proactive attitude, pushing a transaction to complete within 8 weeks if possible.
In what ways can a Yardley lawyer report back on the risk of local flooding in Yardley?
An integral part of the legal procedure involved in buying a home involves a lawyer carrying out property conveyancing searches that provide detail with respect to Yardley flood risk.
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?