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Conveyancing in Bideford Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 12/10/17

Are you buying a home in Bideford? Handy Bideford services facts and figures ;

Bideford's nearest airport is Exeter International Airport (40 miles). The nearest station to Bideford is Barnstaple, about 7 miles away.

The nearest hospital for Bideford is Bideford.

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How do we find the best conveyancing rates in Bideford for a £511k house?

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Both high-street and online solicitors promote theoretically cheap conveyancing. However additional costs may be added into small print, left unread by preoccupied buyers and sellers Any additional costs should be fair. They be applied only where the conveyancer must complete work beyond standard conveyancing in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.

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How much would the charge for the searches total?

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Bideford searches ranges in cost. Commonly ordered searches include a chancel liability search and a local authority search.

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Is a managing agent fee a disbursement or a fee?

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All fees and disbursements should be identified on your quote. This cost is a fee not a disbursement, and should be included in the quote for your conveyancing.

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Is it possible that some of the Bideford conservation areas are in poor condition?

The directory of the state of repair of conservation areas is reported by English Heritage (formerly Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England) - the following information is currently available at English Heritage - Bideford marked as very bad with low vulnerability and improving. Call 01237 428742 for more information.

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How long on average does it take our lawyer to exchange all of the legal process on an apartment in a home we are thinking of buying?

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The conveyancing process can take anywhere between 3 weeks and three months, which can depend on a number of things for example the efficiency of the vendor's conveyancer, or the speed of managing agents. Homeward Legal's conveyancing solicitors are focused on communication completing in as short a time as realistically possible.

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Might the costs for my conveyancing for my sale in Bideford conceal any extra charges?

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Unfortunately, hidden fees are not uncommon in conveyancing. Homeward Legal's solicitors do not hide any extra, hidden charges.

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The residence being purchased is on a ex-industrial use land. Could the top-soil be contaminated by industrial waste?

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Restrictions exist to limit topsoil contamination, but some existing contaminants can reside for decades after exposure. Land may also be contaminated by other sources, including groundwater contaminants like pesticides.

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Is contaminated land in Bideford a problem?

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Property in Bideford would be contaminated by a broad range of environmental factors. Issues like sand or gravel pits will be detailed in an appropriate search.