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Conveyancing in Ashford Kent Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 27/07/17

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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Barclays Bank will be our lender - what will I need to know?

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When organising a mortgage, legal work must be undertaken in relation to the mortgage. Purchasers should know that some lenders are now limiting the firms who can act for them, which may result in higher conveyancing costs for property buyers. Homeward Legal, however, can act for many lenders in the UK so that you will not be required to pay legal fees for your lender's solicitor.

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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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For fast conveyancing to buy a £861,000 house, what do we need to do?

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Contacting a proactive solicitor is key buying faster. Consider the following when selecting:

  • Did you experience any delays when requesting a quote?
  • Do they use email as the preferred mode of communication?
  • How soon will they order searches?

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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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Can we avoid paying for stamp duty to HM Revenue?

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We do not recommend purchasers undertake any stamp duty avoidance. These schemes are often uneconomical and , if the scheme fails, you may be charged a penalty of up to 100% of the stamp duty amount owed. There have been several government initiatives, such as relief for buyers in 'disadvantaged areas'.

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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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What is gazumping?

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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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