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Conveyancing in Ascot Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 20/07/17

Are you intending to moving to the Ascot area? Pertinent local travel and public service information -

The closest airport to Ascot is Blackbushe Airport (18 miles). Farnborough (TAG London) Airport is 22 miles, White Waltham Airport is 19 miles, and Booker Airport is 20 miles away. The nearest station to Ascot is Pangbourne, around 4 miles away.

West Berkshire Community Newbury is the most convenient hospital to Ascot.

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We need a fixed rate conveyancing estimate, we are on a tight budget.

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Numerous law firms promote cheap conveyancing quotes. Often extra costs are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms. Our online calculator will create an accurate quote for your buy.

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When in the process is it appropriate to instruct a solicitor to handle our sale?

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Whether buying or selling, the earlier in the process you can instruct a solicitor, the better. Promptly instructing a conveyancing solicitor for your Ascot transaction for a sale means that information, especially from slow third-parties, can be requested even prior to accepting an offer, whereas if you are buying you can shave days off the process by having the details of your instructed solicitor ready when you make an offer.

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I am buying a property in the parish of Stratfield Saye. Will a chancel search be required?

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The conveyancing lawyer may suggest a chancel search, regardless of the parish where the house being bought is found. Although some Parochial Church Councils have decided to charge chancel repairs on the current owners of land subject to chancel liability, it is not possible to be certain that a parish where chancel repair fees have not been paid previously will not continue to be so. In the event that chancel liability may apply, your solicitor might recommend insurance rather than pulling out of the purchase.

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We have found a growing number handbooks giving details on by passing the solicitor e.g. Which? Guide to Doing Your Own Conveyancing by Paul Butt. Do I really have to use solicitor in Ascot ?

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If you are so inclined endeavour to do so you can conceivably look after the your own conveyancing without approaching a skilled solicitor in Ascot. Critically DIY conveyancers will be working without the applicable indemnity insurance that all lawyers are obliged to be covered by.

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Is contaminated land in Ascot an issue for homes?

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A range of contaminants caused by factors caused by man and by nature can lessen the desirability Ascot property, and factors including proximity to landfill sites or other sources of contaminated land should be considered as part of the appropriate search.

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I am aiming to purchase a home, is it important that conveyancing searches are undertaken?

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These searches are an accepted set of questions ordered by the conveyancing solicitor through local and national authorities, such as a brine search. These searches refer to the legal aspects of the purchase.

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Which of the Ascot mortgage lender panels are you on?

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Of lenders with local offices in Ascot, we with many. Ascot lenders and mortgage specialists include Express Links, 26 Cherry Av, Slough, SL3 7BT, Slough Mortgage Advice Centre, 33 Bath Rd, Slough, SL1 3UF, and A H C, Cannon La, Maidenhead, SL6 3NT.

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What will the Ascot conveyancing lawyer recommend if the building we are buying is within a Windsor and Maidenhead local authority conservation area that has unapproved doors fitted?

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Windsor and Maidenhead local authority enquiries carried out by your Ascot property lawyer as part of the conveyancing should determine whether the property is within a designated conservation area and any evidence of formal approval for alterations will be required. If no authority consents be produced, the solicitor will inform you of the alternatives such as getting an indemnity insurance or obtaining retrospective permission from the appropriate local authority.

 
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