Why Conveyancing Solicitors in Bournemouth check for planning approvals.

Conveyancing Solicitors in Bournemouth acting for homebuyers always carry out local searches with Bournemouth Borough Council, Local Land Charges Dept. , Town Hall, Bournemouth BH2 6DY to find out what records they have about a home. Acting for the buyers of a freehold bungalow on Milford Drive, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH11 in 2010, Conveyancing Solicitor Serina Abay ascertained that planning consent had previously been obtained for an extension to the original building.

Local agents Blackstones of 1440b Wimborne Road, Kinson, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH10 7AS had marketed the property on behalf of the sellers, and their Conveyancers were Ford Simey of The Senate, Southernhay Gardens, Exeter, Devon EX1 1UG. Immediately on receipt of the sale contract and papers from them Serina commissioned the usual enquiries from the local authority. They turned round the application in three days and emailed replies to Serina, ensuring there was no delay.

When it appears that planning consent has been obtained for an extensions, purchasers' Conveyancing Solicitors in Bournemouth will ask for copies to be provided to check if there are any conditions which will have a continuing effect. Such conditions could limit further extensions in the future, so clients must be advised accordingly.

Building regulation completion certificate also required

Assuming that any works have actually been completed Conveyancing Solicitors in Bournemouth will also require confirmation that they have been inspected and signed off as complying with building regulations. Where no completion certificate has been issued then the vendor may be asked to obtain retrospective consent, otherwise indemnity insurance may be requested.

Sometimes it happens that a homeowner has obtained approval for some planned alterations, but they have not been executed. In such circumstances the person acquiring the building may be able to benefit from the permission and continue with the plans. Time limits are now usually imposed, normally four years, so if that period has expired then the original approval will no longer be valid. Conveyancing Solicitors in Bournemouth will be able to advise should this situation arise.

Serina requested copies of the relevant papers and once these were received from Ford Simey, together with replies to other enquiries, she was able to report to her clients and ask them to sign the contract and transfer. Their purchase was soon completed and they were happy to be reassured that they would not be asked to demolish part of their new bungalow.

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