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Conveyancing in Alford Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 11/02/18

Planning to moving to Alford? Relevant regional public service information

The nearest station to Alford is Thorpe Culvert, approximately 10 miles away. The closest airport to Alford is Kirmington, Humberside International Airport (31 miles).

Skegnesst General hospital is relatively close to Alford.

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How do we get the best conveyancing rates for a £457,000 property?

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Many solicitors advertise so-called cheap conveyancing quotes, but extra charges are often hiding in the terms of engagement which buyers and sellers may have not read carefully The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the exact legal fees based on the property you are buying.

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Our lender is Bank of Scotland, what do I need to consider?

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Buyers in Alford need to be aware that, recently, a number of lenders are now reducing their 'solicitor panel'. For buyers, this can result in significantly increased conveyancing costs. We are able to act on behalf of the majority of lenders to ensure that you will not need to pay any additional legal fees to your lender's solicitor.

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Where can I find out if the conservation area we are buying in is in a poor state?

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English Heritage keep a list of the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas. Conservation areas are set up by the local East Lindsey planning authority, who regulate conservation area concerns from including things like street posts, addition of unsympathetic windows and whether trees can be cut down.

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An unexpected set of circumstances dictate that we want to complete on the sale of a leasehold apartment within 28 days, do you any extra fast Alford solicitors ?

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Homeward Legal has a efficient plan of attack to conducting legal work to meet the sellers requirements.

We always introduce you to lawyers that work fast and will communicate by phone and email through all parts of the buyer and seller chain . In addition , our company are picked because they use the best document and form assembly systems to drive through the legal work in minimum time.

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Is uranium (U) contamination regularly identified in Alford soil?

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Given the region's industrial and agricultural history in parts of Alford, topsoil contamination is inescapable. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Alford, including local authorities.

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Would arranging a property survey be sensible when buying any property in Alford?

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Homeward Legal advise that the majority of buyers instruct a property surveyor. There are a wide range of issues which can affect a property, such as wet rot and failed double glazing. Such issues will not be considered during the conveyancing work itself.

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Which local authority is responsible for Alford?

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Alford is located in East Lindsey District Council, Tedder Hall, Manby Park, Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11 8UP, contact: 01507 601 111

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In respect of the major flooding in Sept 2012 in the East Midlands, I am wondering if environmental searches might not be detailed enough?

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A competent Alford property solicitor should get additional flood searches if the initial search establishes a any kind of Alford area flood risk

You might be able to converse with a future neighbour to gain further assurance.