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The nervous wait to exchange....

Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by noj, 3 Apr 2014.

  1. Jez

    Caporegime

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    Searches would never cover a simple provision such as parking, they cover aspects to do with the legality and other aspects of the title being purchased specifically.

    To be honest, if i were buying a property with no private parking then this is something i would expect to make my own enquiries on. A quick call with the local authority to clarify would have exposed this. They could/should have formally posed that question themselves if it were a concern to them in my opinion.
     
  2. Orifice

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 1 Oct 2002

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    Almost all estate agent listings will cover themselves with something like...

    "These particulars and any pictures or plans represent the opinion of the author, excluding vendor comments, and are given in good faith for guidance only and must not be construed as statement of fact."

    Its always down to the buyer to check, certainly if its as important as parking/charging a car in a permit scheme.
     
  3. LuckyBenski

    Soldato

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    *Shrug* They didn't check.

    Quite the opposite! Completely banal...

    If they have a car which I presume they need to park within charging distance of their house you'd think they would have prioritised checking for themselves, even moreso than if they just need to drop a metal box on wheels with walking distance.
     
  4. Unseul

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    Why on earth would someone with an electric car not be looking solely for somewhere with offroad parking? It's not like you can run a cable across the pavement to your car etc.

    OK, we're a long way from London, but as we have an EV (wish I could afford a tesla!) off road parking was literally the only thing we wouldn't move on, in terms of criteria.
     
  5. Peerzy

    Soldato

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    Agree with the above, they assumed something and it was wrong - their fault entirely.
     
  6. LuckyBenski

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    Location: London

    Maybe you can't, but people do ;) Source: Zone 2 London.
     
  7. Unseul

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    What are the legals on that like? If someone trips etc?
     
  8. Jez

    Caporegime

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    Agree with this, placing a cable over a public path doesn't sound legal at all to me....
     
  9. LuckyBenski

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    Agreed, it's not clever. I imagine people are ignoring "the legals" and doing it though. Around the corner someone does it and just leaves the cable IIRC. My neighbour a few doors down has got a cable trunk/ramp for his, but he's a very sensible considerate person.
     
  10. Orifice

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    There are no legal restrictions on it, I'd guess liability in the event of an accident/incident would be another thing.

     
  11. b0rn2sk8

    Sgarrista

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    Realistically, the biggest issue is being sued if someone trips over it. So use cable ramps, make sure it’s tidy and high vis and get legal cover.
     
  12. Scam

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    Because London :)
    Yeah this. I walk past a few charging around here. One has cable ramps across the path and another hilariously now has some strange washing line/wooden pole setup which holds the cable up over the path a bit like a doorway. Looks a bit ghetto, I'd go for the ramp!

    I thought I'd get those sorts of responses here. I guess having just bought my first place and not knowing what you don't know (!).. well I can see how something like that could get missed. Like I said, we don't have a car but on street/permit parking so I guess I was just imagining jeez what if that happened with us. But then again, like you say, if I had a Tesla I would be paying much more attention to where I'm going to park it!
     
  13. Slade2

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    I do believe that some councils where actually offering to install cables under the ground as an incentive for people to have electric cars that lived in terraces street with no off street parking this is really the only way.
     
  14. Irish_Tom

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    Yay, we've exchanged!

    Completion on the 30th — not bad going given we only accepted the offer on 28th August!
     
  15. Scam

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    That would be cool. You know I've wanted a car for a long time and the more time goes on the more I think maybe I could go fully electric. But I hadn't really considered charging :p Not sure I'd want a cable hanging out of my postbox and across the path to my car overnight!
    Congrats!
     
  16. A2BDriver

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    Well, a month ago we were told explicitly by our solicitor we would complete by the 30th but yet to even exchange contracts! Due to tomorrow being her day off and fridays tend to be completion's. The weekend, means 3 days left. nothings getting done in 3 days is it? So with that said where do we stand, do I ask to be compensated or just suck it up and pay stamp duty.
     
  17. Rabtech

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Preston, Lancs

    Our solicitors asked for permission to exchange from my wife and I, of course we granted it and now the buyer is stalling. Can't exchange until Friday, it might be legit but the wifey isn't very pleased.
     
  18. Irish_Tom

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    Thanks! :)

    Depends on who/where the delay has come from. If the seller hasn’t disclosed something or caused an issue then you could potentially have a case to argue for a reduction in the price.

    If it’s just a case of the solicitors being slow, there’s probably not much you can do. Their Ts&Cs are likely watertight. Certainly when we appointed ours, they had a huge disclaimer on page 1 about how conveyancing was averaging 12-14 weeks and we should be prepared for it to take longer than that.

    What’s caused the hold up?
     
  19. montymint

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    If it helps at all my solicitor (who's also my best mate) has said right now he's seeing exchange and completions done on the same day. I exchanged only yesterday and I complete Friday morning, so plenty of time for you yet :)
     
  20. Skillmister

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    Except the deadline for a lot of lenders to request mortgage funds was yesterday and for the rest it's tomorrow ;)