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Conveyancing in Ashby de la Zouch Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/07/17

Ashby de la Zouch area info

Thringstone Leics Windmill, Ashby de la Zouch Castle English Heritage and Conkers Discovery Park Moira Country Park are in the vicinity of Ashby de la Zouch.

The closest station to Ashby de la Zouch is Willington. East Midlands Airport is 8 miles from Ashby de la Zouch. Birmingham Airport is 24 miles, and Tollerton Airport is 20 miles away.

The nearest hospital for Ashby de la Zouch is Ashby de la Zouch.

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We need to find the cheapest conveyancing solicitors. What are the risks?

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The confusion over this issue catches out many homeowners, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted. Many property lawyers claim to offer cheap conveyancing quotes. Unfortunately extra charges may be added into the terms that unknowing homeowners have not reviewed We offer quotes, not estimates, and clearly state all legal fees you pay for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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We are buying a property where the seller looks to have fitted new windows on the home in Ashby de la Zouch which might overstep conservation area criteria

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A property lawyer will carry out searches identify if the property is located within a designated conservation area, and if so, whether any alterations have appropriate permissions from the local planning authority.

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Do you work with many mortgage lenders with offices in Ashby de la Zouch?

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We are able to work with the majority of lenders assisting Ashby de la Zouch purchasers. Ashby de la Zouch lenders and mortgage specialists include Hinckley & Rugby Building Society, 34 Church Street, Swadlincote, DE11 8LN, and Moore & York Holdings Ltd, York House/Smisby Rd, Ashby-De-La-Zouch, LE65 2UG.

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Is contaminated land a concern for residential properties in Ashby de la Zouch?

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Land in Ashby de la Zouch will be contaminated by a wide range of natural causes and human activities, such as overhead transmission lines. An environmental search can provide much more clarity. Lount Landfill Site, Nottingham Road, Leicestershire, LE65 5RS is a cause of possible local contamination.

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How can we protect ourselves from getting gazumped?

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This occurs when the 1st buyer's offer is accepted, and then rejected, by the property owner, opting instead for 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 law firm early, and even before acceptance of an offer.

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What does 'fixtures and fittings' refer to?

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In the main, fixtures are fixed to floors, walls and ceilings, whereas fixtures are easier to detach or remove. Assumptions relating to fixtures and fittings could vary wildly between the buyers and sellers; this can make the clarification of any difference of opinion so important.

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We are going to buy a period investment flat in a conservation area in Ashby de la Zouch. How do we find data about the standard of repair of the conservation area?

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Local conservation areas are created by North West Leicestershire who govern conservation area concerns from paths to the hindrance of ugly shop fronts. English Heritage now maintain a list of the state of repair of conservation areas in Ashby de la Zouch and throughout England.

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To complete on our home purchase ASAP, how do we aim for fast conveyancing in Ashby de la Zouch?

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Contacting a proactive conveyancer is key a fast conveyancing transaction. When finding a conveyancer, you should ask the following: Did you experience any delays when requesting a quote? Are phone, fax and email their preferred methods of contact Do they offer 'no move, no fee' protection? This can incentivise a faster transaction.

 
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