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Conveyancing in Bishops Lydeard Q & A's

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Updated: 17/10/17

Moving into a home in Bishops Lydeard? Helpful local Bishops Lydeard public transport and public service facts ;

Taunton train station is almost 4 miles from Bishops Lydeard. Bishops Lydeard's closest airport is Cardiff Airport (24 miles).

Nuffield Staplegrove is the nearest hospital.

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What are the best conveyancing rates for a 480,000 house?

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Many firms promote theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but extra charges are frequently hidden in small print which unwary homeowners fail to check. Any additional fees included in the terms should be fair and be applied only where the lawyer must complete additional work on your behalf, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our online calculator will create an accurate quote for your buy.

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What can a Bishops Lydeard property solicitor advise if the house I hope to buy is inside a conservation area in Taunton Deane which has unsuitable stone cladding fitted?

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Taunton Deane local authority Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search carried out by your Bishops Lydeard conveyancing solicitor during the legal process should find out whether the Bishops Lydeard property a designated conservation area and evidence of authorisation for additions to the property will be asked for.Should no suitable consents be produced, your Bishops Lydeard conveyancing solicitor will recommend all options such as seeking an indemnity insurance or getting retrospective permission from Taunton Deane local authority.

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How look for check whether the Bishops Lydeard conservation area is not being properly maintained?

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English Heritage, a government body, keep a list of the state of repair of conservation areas in Bishops Lydeard and throughout England.

Local Bishops Lydeard conservation areas are designated by Taunton Deane who oversee the state of the area including things like modern telephone boxes, side extensions and street furniture.

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Do I need a chancel search? I am buying by a church constructed around the 12th Century in Bishops Lydeard.

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Property owners in a neighbourhood near a local church must contribute towards the cost of repairs, where chancel repair liability exists. Terms used in a property's name, like 'glebe', may indicate chancel liability. Bishops Lydeard churches where a chancel search may be necessary include The Blessed Virgin Mary.

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I am buying in Bishops Lydeard, and need to know if there are any areas of conservation.

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These areas protect areas designated as being of historical or architectural value. These restrictions create additional maintenance and repair responsibilities, but the benefits will include protection for trees and other flora.

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How many weeks should it take the property lawyer to get through the legal formalities on a detached Victorian property we are thinking of buying in Bishops Lydeard?

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The conveyancing process can take anywhere between a month and twelve weeks depending on any number of issues e.g. the efficiency of the seller's conveyancing solicitor, or the speed of other lawyers in the chain. Our proactive property solicitors are very results-orientated, with the aim of you moving home in as little time as realistically possible.

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Are searches fees or disbursements?

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Some firms hide additional costs as disbursements. It may be unclear if a cost is a fee or not, and if it should be included. These costs are disbursements not fees, and is passed on at cost.

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We are buying in Bishops Lydeard on a new development brownfield site. What should we do regarding antimony (Sb) soil contamination?

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The risks posed by soil contamination to Bishops Lydeard inhabitants are usually low. Other sources of contaminated land include water contaminants such as pesticides.