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Conveyancing in Axbridge Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 24/04/17

Are you thinking of re-locating to the Axbridge area? Useful regional public service information -

Axbridge's nearest airport is Bristol Airport (9 miles). Cardiff Airport is 24 miles and away and Axbridge's nearest train station is Worle.

The closest hospital for Axbridge is Weston Weston Super Mare.

Q.

What are the best rates for conveyancing for a £78k home?

A.

Several conveyancers advertise cheap conveyancing quotes. Unfortunately extra fees will be included in the terms of engagement, left unregarded by busy buyers and sellers Your Axbridge conveyancing quote must also state costs to be paid to third parties, such as the Land Registry, (disbursements).

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What length of time does it take our conveyancing solicitor to carry out all of the conveyancing work on a maisonette in a forties home we are purchasing?

A.

The process can take anywhere from 3 weeks and three months, which can be hampered by a number of issues for example the speed of the vendor's property lawyer, or contentious issues that may arise. Homeward Legal's property lawyers are very focused on speed and communication, with the intention of completing the process as quickly as possible.

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What does 'fixtures and fittings' relate to?

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Generally speaking, fixtures are fixed items, such as light switches to walls and other surfaces and fixtures are free-standing items, such as free-standing kitchen appliances. The need to clarify this is regularly neglected, which makes the early agreement of the fixtures and fittings form so important.

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When should I find a solicitor to handle our transaction?

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If you use a firm offering a 'no move, no fee' guarantee, the sooner you instruct a firm, the better, as there are several tasks that can be carried out very early in the process. Early instruction of a firm for a purchase means that you will the details of your Axbridge solicitor ready when you make an offer, or, if you are selling a property, documents can be prepared earlier, considerably accelerating the whole process.

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The estate agent has named the property solicitor who they generally use. Do I need to use this firm?

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Many agents have arrangements with solicitors whereby they refer conveyancing work to them. Such referrals must be carefully considered, as the agent may recommend the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the best value for you.

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Which factors will contaminate land in Axbridge, and should they be a concern?

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Residential property in Axbridge may be contaminated by a range of natural causes, and an environmental search should clarify to what extent a plot of land may be affected by Axbridge contaminants such as radioactive substances in the region or coal mining.

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What can a Axbridge property lawyer do when the flat we are buying is in a registered conservation area and has unauthorised roof aerials installed?

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Your lawyer will carry out searches ascertain if the property is located within a conservation area, and if so, whether any alterations have the required consents from the local planning authority.

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Are there any mortgage lenders with offices in Axbridge?

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Of lenders with local branches in Axbridge, Homeward Legal work with the vast majority. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Woodward Insurance, 141-143 High St, Street, BA16 0EX, Ice Financial Services Ltd, 187 Mendip Rd, Yatton, Bristol, BS49 4ET, and Mortgage Placement Centre Ltd, Sedgemoor House, Stathe, Bridgwater, TA7 0JN. Your conveyancing solicitors can address any specific requests your lender may have.

 
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