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Conveyancing in Ashford Kent Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 17/04/17

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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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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What is gazumping?

This describes circumstances where a seller agrees to an offer, then dismisses it, choosing instead a higher offer. There is almost always a danger of gazumping. Instructing a property solicitor as soon as you can to handle your transaction should help to reduce the likelihood of gazumping.

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In what ways does my solicitor in Ashford Kent advise on the potential risk of possible flooding at Ashford Kent for a Victorian house we are purchasing?

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A lawyer makes an application for standard conveyancing searches that will include Ashford Kent flood risk area information.

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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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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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Would getting a property survey be required when we are buying a property?

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The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors advise that you book a house survey when buying in Ashford Kent. A wide range of problems can affect a property, such as poor drainage or poor ventilation. These will not be reported on by a solicitor.

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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.

 
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