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Conveyancing in Ashford Kent Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 15/01/18

Thinking of moving to Ashford Kent? Useful local Ashford Kent travel and services information -

Commuters are well served with Ashford Kent ideally situated with very convenient motorway access nearby at inside 1 mile off the M20 Junction 9 Eastbound.

Ashford Kent's nearest airport is Lydd Airport. Rochester Airport is 22 miles away. The nearest train station to Ashford Kent is Ashford Domestic.

Ashford, William Harvey is the nearest hospital.

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I need an affordable Ashford Kent conveyancing estimate. What do I need to check for?

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Many firms claim to offer supposedly cheap conveyancing, but extra costs are frequently hidden in the small print. This small print is often not read by buyers and sellers in a hurry. Extra fees ought to be fair and reasonable. The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the exact legal fees based on the property you are buying.

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I am planning on buying a period maisonette in a conservation area in Ashford Kent, how does one find data on the present state of repair of the conservation area?

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Local Ashford Kent conservation areas are designated by the local authority (Ashford) who maintain conservation area concerns from paths to the impediment of rundown streets. English Heritage, a government body, have produced a list of the condition of conservation areas in Ashford Kent and across England.

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We have taken out a quote from you. Are there any hidden costs?

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We will not charge any extra, hidden costs. Buyers and sellers should be aware that some conveyancers give 'quotes' which are in fact estimates, which they will not be bound to.

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What environmental concerns can contaminate land in Ashford Kent, and are they checked for thoroughly?

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Many of contaminants caused by natural and human-influenced issues can ruin Ashford Kent property. Contaminants like overhead transmission lines should be considered as part of the appropriate search.

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Which zones of Ashford Kent are protected by a conservation area?

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The streets and neighbourhoods in or near Ashford Kent will include several conservation areas. You may wish to contact the council for more detail, but your lawyer will investigate this in detail during the conveyancing process.

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Is a chancel repair liability search a fee or disbursement?

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It may not be obvious whether a quoted cost is a disbursement or a fee. This charge is a disbursement not a fee, meaning the solicitor passes on the charge at cost.

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What actual conveyancing searches will a Ashford Kent lawyer order when buying a Ashford Kent building?

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The normal procedure is to get the following Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal), Environment Search and Coal Mining (Con29M), and possibly less common searches, which may include a Commons Registration (CON290).

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What does charge for the conveyancing searches in Ashford Kent come to?

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The cost of conveyancing searches does vary. In Ashford Kent, the standard bundle of searches included a mining search and a local authority search.