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Conveyancing in Atherstone Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 17/02/18

Planning to moving to the Atherstone area? Relevant Atherstone services information -

The closest train station to Atherstone is Atherstone. Birmingham Airport is 12 miles from Atherstone. Coventry Airport is 15 miles and East Midlands Airport is 20 miles away.

George Eliot Nuneaton is the most convenient hospital.

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I am looking for discount conveyancing, we are on a tight budget.

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Numerous firms advertise 'the cheapest conveyancing', but extra fees will be included in the solicitor's terms. The disbursements to be paid ought to be listed on a Atherstone conveyancing quote Any extra charges included in terms and conditions should be reasonable and be applied only where your conveyancer is required to perform tasks outside a normal transaction , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our quotes are not estimates, stating all the solicitors fees you will pay for a standard sale or purchase.

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Which regions of Atherstone are protected by a conservation area?

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The neighbourhoods near or within Atherstone will include several areas of conservation. You may wish to contact the local council for more information, but your conveyancing solicitor will investigate this in detail during the property transaction.

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Does the title report compiled by the Atherstone conveyancer outline amount of the council tax for an apartment prior to completing on the purchase?

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The conveyancer will speak to the local council to ascertain the correct council tax rates, which will subsequently be detailed in the report on title. The latest tax rates for homes in Atherstone are published at the local authority website.

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Can you give the reasons why purchase conveyancing work takes so long?

Atherstone conveyancing can experience delays even where there is no chain. The reasons may regrettably be out of a lawyer's control. Homeward Legal endeavour to diminish their effect by driving the transaction forward. Reasons for delay may include problems with arranging a mortgage.

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What do we need to know about 'fixtures and fittings'?

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House purchasers in Atherstone are frequently confused by the lack of detail regarding what fixtures and fittings should be included. Completion or agreement of a fixtures and fittings form is unfortunately often left to the last minute, when a dispute may jeopordise the transaction, and which can make the completion of a fixtures and fitting form necessary.

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When in the conveyancing process should I instruct a conveyancing solicitor to handle our sale?

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Generally, as soon as possible, as conveyancing involves a number of tasks which may be carried out immediately. Some groups suggest waiting before instruction until a chain is completed, but you will then be at a serious disadvantage in the event of a contract race, or buyer eager to move quickly.

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Flood searches may be fine but in light of current events such as the major flooding last year in the Midlands are they the best way to advise on enough about the evolving Atherstone flood risk area?

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A property lawyer in Atherstone will include property conveyancing searches if the environmental searches determine a significant risk the local Atherstone flood risk

You could also converse with a next door neighbour to gain further confidence.

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Is it important that we get a chancel liability search if we are buying in Atherstone on the same street as a church built in the 1500s?

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The outcome of a landmark case in 2003 reaffirmed that 'lay rectors' of property must fund church repairs. Following the Land Registration Act 2002, interest over any affected land in Atherstone must be registered by October 2013. This will make it easier to identify affected property through a chancel search. Atherstone ecclesiastical properties include St. Mary.