Purchasing in Stratford Upon Avon? What you need to know

Stratford has a number conservation areas which significantly vary in a various ways including size and character, all of which are familiar to the Stratford Upon Avon Conveyancing  team at Fridaysmove .   The various Conservation areas can be located all around Stratford.

Examples would be : Abbots Salford, Heath, Bearley, Charlecote & Hampton Lucy, Great Alne and Great Wolford Conservation Areas.

Your Conveyancing Solicitor should check for you if the property you are intending to purchase is within a conservation area. You will need to know this as, if you intend to carry out alteration to the property  it will affect your ability to obtain local authority permissions  for alterations to the property.   In some cases, it may require specific consent even for the destruction demolition of the property  (even part only of the property) and also affect the ability to prune trees or bushes.   The protection of trees plays an important role in conserving the natural environment and makes a significant contribution to the beauty of Stratford-on-Avon District.   Where trees are not protected by their Conservation Area status, Stratford-on-Avon District Council has the power to place Tree Preservation Orders to prevent inappropriate works taking place.

If you intend to purchase a newly built property in Stratford there is a possibility that there will be restrictions within the deeds relating to parking.   Property lawyers with experience in conveyancing Warwickshire 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 conveyancing solicitor if your conveyancing is not being conducted by Fridaysmove .

When buying a leasehold property in Stratford Upon Avon 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 the Local Authority 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.   Ensure that your Solicitor makes appropriate investigations .

The tips outlined above are not intended to be a comprehensive list of investigations that a competent property lawyer would carry out and merely represents a sample of the issues that may apply to conveyancing in Stratford.  

Fridaysmove can arrange representation on your Stratford Upon Avon purchase 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 the area.   The conveyancing team at Fridaysmove have carried out hundreds of conveyancing transactions for properties in Stratford Upn Avon in recent years (including  numerous new build developments.

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