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Conveyancing in Arley Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 27/04/17

Are you thinking of moving to Arley? Practical Arley transport and services details -

The closest station to Arley is Atherstone, around 5 miles away. Birmingham Airport is 7 miles from Arley. Coventry Airport is 11 miles and East Midlands Airport is 25 miles away.

George Eliot Nuneaton is the neighbouring hospital for Arley.

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How do we get low cost conveyancing?

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Misleading conveyancing quotes catch out many buyers, leaving them to pay sometimes £100s more than planned. Many law firms promote 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', however additional charges may be added into small print. Our quotes clearly state the solicitors' fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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Are there many buyers in Arley gazumped?

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This describes circumstances where a buyer's offer is rejected, following initial acceptance, by the seller and then selecting another buyer's offer. Though gazumping is uncommon when property prices are falling, there is still a risk. The first step in reducing the chance that gazumping will effect you is to instruct a property solicitor early.

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Will my property legal fees include any additional fees?

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Homeward Legal do not hide any extra, hidden charges to buy or sell a home.

Q.

For a fast conveyancing process on the purchase of a £ 312k house, how can we speed things up?

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As is often argued, moving faster is key is to employing a experienced conveyancing solicitor. There are, however, several things you, as the buyer, can also do. These include:

  • requesting status updates from the conveyancing solicitor regularly
  • answering any queries raised by the conveyancing solicitor as soon as possible
  • ordering a property survey early in the transaction

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Is simultaneous exchange and completion a disbursement or fee?

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It may be unclear whether an itemised charge is a fee or disbursement. This cost is a fee not a disbursement. It should be included in the quote for your conveyancing.

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The estate agent we're using in Cawthorne has offered the firm of solicitors whom they usually use. Do we need to use this firm?

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Many agents in Cawthorne have referral deals with solicitors whereby they refer conveyancing work to them, however, such referrals must be carefully considered, as there is a risk that an agent may choose the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the best value for you.

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How do I check if a property is in a conservation area?

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Conservation areas define regions of historical or architectural value. The local authority will advise further about local conservation areas, and the conveyancing solicitor handling your purchase will discuss the relevant responsibilities you would be taking on by purchasing in a conservation area.

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I have found an abundance of very helpful manuals all about how to do DIY conveyancing such as Straightforward Guide to the Process of Conveyancing . That being the case, do I need to instruct a property solicitor in Arley ?

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There is no argument why a home buyer shouldn't undertake the legal and technical work without an expert conveyancing solicitor in Arley. That said, a property lawyer carries out a large array of actions including chasing deeds or identifying the most appropriate searches some of which really need a qualified solicitor. Essentially DIY lawyers will be working without applicable indemnity cover that every solicitors are under a duty to be covered by.

 
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