Conservation and Conveyancing in Islington
Islington has numerous and varied designated conservation areas which vary significantly in, character, style as well as size. The various Conservation areas are dotted all around Islington . Check with your conveyancing lawyer as to whether or not the property you are purchasing is within a conservation area as this may affect your ability to obtain planning permission for alterations to the property. In some circumstances, it may necessitate specific consent merely for demolition of any part of the property and also affect the ability to prune trees.
Conveyancing lawyers with significant experience in conveyancing London transactions should point you to the London Borough of Islington’s web site where you may find planning applications for historic planning documentation not only in respect of your property but also in respect of neighbouring properties as well. If you are purchasing a property in Islington why not take advantage of the freely available information for applications that may be applicable to properties within the street where you are proposing to purchase. Your conveyancing lawyer is not obliged to provide you with information relating to planning applications for surrounding properties so it for you to check out this information.
Railway Projects and Conveyancing in Islington
The Local Authority Search which should have been supplied in the HIP may reveal that the property you are intending to purchase is affected by a Crossrail Safeguarding Direction. This means that the local planning authority must consult with the Crossrail team when it is considering planning applications within the area shown on plans attached to the Direction, and must report to the Secretary of State for Transport if it resolves to determine the application in a manner which is inconsistent with the advice given by Crossrail. Further information about the effect of the safeguarding is available from the safeguarding team. The team can be contacted by you or your conveyancing lawyer by telephone on 020 3023 9100, although it is best to supply a plan if enquiring about a specific site (plans can be faxed to 020 3023 9101). Detailed plans of properties affected by the proposals can be seen on the website
New Build Conveyancing in Islington
If you intend to purchase a newly built property in Islington there is a possibility that there will be restrictions within the deeds relating to parking. Property lawyers with experience in conveyancing London properties should know where to look to find any such restrictions (it may well be that the restrictions are contained within a planning document known as a Section 104 Agreement, or the Lease of the property). This may be something that you wish to check with your solicitor if your conveyancing is not being conducted by Fridaysmove .
Leasehold Conveyancing in Islington
A large number of leasehold properties in Islington are managed by the Local Authority of Islington who will also be the landlord of the property. When buying a leasehold property you should specifically look to find out information about future works to your building as the Local Authority will have very detailed plans for future works for all properties which Islington Council are the freehold owner. Sometimes major works or service charge works can be very high. Clearly, you do not want to purchase a property only to find out that there are major works planned as you could be faced with a significant bill shortly after purchase. Within the borough of Islington, the council is the largest single landlord with 23, 000 tenancies and 9, 000 leaseholders. There are also 43, 500 privately-owned homes and around 11, 000 housing association homes in the borough. Most aspects of council housing now fall under Homes for Islington, an arms-length management organisation. Please ensure that your solicitor makes appropriate enquiries.
The above tips are not intended to be a comprehensive list of investigations that a competent property lawyer would look for and merely represent a sample of the issues that may apply to a conveyancing transaction in Islington. Fridaysmove would obviously be delighted to represent you on a purchase of a property in Islington but if you do not wish to use our services, then we would still recommend that you engage the services of a property lawyer who is familiar with conveyancing London properties and in particular properties within the Islington area.
Fridaysmove 's Solicitors have carried out hundreds of transactions on Islington properties over the last few years.