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Conveyancing in Abertillery Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/07/17

Are you planning to moving to the area? Relevant regional travel and public service information

The nearest airport to Abertillery is Cardiff Airport (25 miles). Abertillery's nearest train station is Brithdir at 4 miles.

Abertillery & District is the closest hospital for Abertillery.

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How do I find the cheapest Abertillery conveyancing quote?

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Many solicitors advertise theoretically cheap conveyancing. Often additional charges may increase the solicitor's invoice. Any charges which are listed in terms of engagement needs to be reasonable. They be applicable if your conveyancer must complete unanticipated additional work in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. We provide quotes, not estimates, and clearly state the fees for a standard conveyancing.

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There is a lot of free information about handling the legal work when buying and selling a flat - Is it reckless to carry out the all of the legal work on my own?

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Legally speaking there is no reason why a seller cant adopt a DIY approach and handle the legal and technical work unaided. That said, a conveyancer handles a large number of skilled tasks e.g. chasing replies to enquiries or ongoing communication with the other sides solicitors many of which really need experience.

Nonetheless firms and their solicitors are made responsible to be in possession of the appropriate indemnity cover to shield you in the event of carelessness.

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What can a Abertillery conveyancing lawyer advise if the maisonette we hope to invest in is in a Blaenau Gwent planning authority conservation area which has ill-suited windows fitted to it?

Local authority Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search conducted by your Abertillery property lawyer as part of the conveyancing will verify if the Abertillery property a designated conservation area and evidence of permission for modifications will be supplied.

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Which government body is obliged for checking the status of repair of Abertillery and Abertillery conservation areas?

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English Heritage, a government body, have assembled records of the state of repair of conservation areas.

Local Abertillery conservation areas are nominated by the local authority (Blaenau Gwent) who preside over conservation area concerns from including things like poorly maintained pavements, rear extensions and building materials used.

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Which particular conveyancing searches will a Abertillery property solicitor conduct for a Abertillery home?

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Standard procedure will be to get the following Local Authority, Drainage Search (Con29DW) and Environment Search and, depending on certain criteria, specific searches such as Flood Risk search.

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If my family are purchasing a Abertillery flat conversion on the same road as a church, do I need to get a chancel search?

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The outcome of Aston Cantlow (PCC) v Wallbank confirmed that chancel repair liability could be enforced. Liability has the potential to impact the value of a property, but insurance is available should an obligation to fund repairs be enforced.

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Which local authority is responsible for Abertillery?

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Abertillery is located in Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council, Civic Centre, Ebbw Vale, Blaenau Gwent, NP23 6XB, phone: 01495 311 556

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What environmental concerns will contaminate land in Abertillery, and will they be thoroughly investigated?

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A wide range of contaminants caused by naturally-occurring factors may potentially impair property, and factors such as sand or gravel pits or a proximate telecommunications base station will be detailed in an appropriate search. Jukes Landfill ( Hafod-y-dafal ), Hafod Y Dafal Farm, Blaenau Gwent, NP13 2ER may be one source of local contamination.

 
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