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Conveyancing in Bearsted Q & A's

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Updated: 23/04/17

Local Bearsted attractions

Stoneacre National Trust Eyhome Street Leeds Castle Castle and Maidstone The Hawking Centre Bird of Prey Centre are around Bearsted.

Motorists are well served with Bearsted situated with excellent road access nearby at a mile and a half of Junction 7 Eastbound of the M20.

Bearsted's nearest airport is Rochester, Maidstone Rd Airport. London Airport is 21 mile s, Rochester Airport is 6 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 25 miles away. Bearsted train station is almost a mile from Bearsted.

The closest hospital for Bearsted is Somerfield Maidstone.

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How do we find affordable conveyancing in Bearsted?

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Lack of clarity over this point catches out many homeowners, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted, and many firms promote supposedly cheap conveyancing. Often extra fees will be included in the terms and conditions, left unread by preoccupied homeowners Applicable disbursements should be included on your conveyancing quote Any costs listed in the solicitor's terms should be fair and clearly defined and only come into force where your conveyancer must complete unanticipated additional work on your behalf, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our quotes offer a clear statement of your solicitors fees for a standard purchase or sale.

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If we are intending to buy near Bearsted, in the parish of Throwley, do we need a chancel search?

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The solicitor instructed to handle the transaction could advise a chancel search, whichever parish in which the house being purchased is found. Through some church councils have taken the decision to exact chancel repairs on the current owners of lay rectorships, there is no way to be certain that a parish where dues have not recently been paid will continue to be free from liability. In the event that chancel liability may apply, your solicitor might recommend insurance rather than pulling out of the purchase.

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As a result of the Met Office projecting more intense rainfall we are questioning if environmental searches may not be sufficient?

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A thorough conveyancing solicitor in Bearsted will suggest that you get additional informative environmental searches if the environmental searches flag up any kind of Bearsted area flood risk

It could be worth trying to also converse with a local resident for that added local history.

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What will a Bearsted conveyancing solicitor advise if the building is located in a conservation area in Maidstone planning authority which has ugly roof antenna installed?

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Local authority LLC1 searches carried out by your solicitor during the legal process will ascertain the existence of the appropriate authorisation for changes to the property.

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For a fast conveyancing process to buy a £665,000 property, what can we do to speed up the conveyancing process?

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Essential to a fast conveyancing transaction is to instruct a proactive, diligent lawyer. Consider the following:

  • Do they offer 'instant' online quotes?
  • Do they use email as the preferred mode of communication?
  • Do they order searches immediately?

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Are there any areas of conservation in Bearsted?

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With nine thousand conservation areas across the country, the neighbourhoods around Bearsted include several areas of historical or architectural value defined as protected. You may wish to contact the local authority for more information, but your conveyancing solicitor will address this during the conveyancing process.

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When do I need to instruct a solicitor?

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With few exceptions, the faster you instruct the better, as the legal work can commence straight away. Promptly instructing a firm could mitigate the chance of your sale or purchase falling though.

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Should we be concerned about 'fixtures and fittings'?

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Chiefly, fixtures are fixed items, such as door handles to the property, whereas fixtures are free-standing items, like electric or gas fires. Completion or agreement of a fixtures and fittings form is unfortunately often left to the last minute, when a dispute may jeopordise the transaction.

 
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