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Conveyancing in Booker Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 18/10/17

Moving to a house in the Booker area? Handy local Booker public service details:

The closest airport to Booker is Booker, Wycombe Air Park Airport (1 mile). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 18 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 17 miles, Farnborough (TAG London) Airport is 24 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 19 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 17 miles, Elstree Airport is 20 miles, White Waltham Airport is 9 miles, Blackbushe Airport is 21 mile and Booker Airport is 1 mile away. Booker's closest station is High Wycombe at 2 miles.

Commuters are well served with Booker situated with excellent major road access about half a mile of Junction 4 Northbound of the M40.

The closest hospital for Booker is Shelburne High Wycombe.

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We need to find a discount conveyancing estimate. How do I get a quote?

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Many buyers seeking discount conveyancing are caught out by the lure of very low conveyancing rates, and many firms purport to offer supposedly cheap conveyancing. Unfortunately additional costs will be included in the small print. Homeward Legal quotes are not estimates, and offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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Do you work with lenders with offices in Booker?

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Most lenders in Booker are on our Booker solicitors' panel. Lenders and mortgage specialists in Booker include Centaur Associates, Acorn House/Straight Bit, Flackwell Heath, High Wycombe, HP10 9LS, Home Counties Mortgage Services, Eskdale/The Common, Holmer Green, High Wycombe, HP15 6TD, and Selvey Gerald, Wellington House/Lower Icknield Way, Longwick, Princes Risborough, HP27 9RZ. The Booker solicitor handling the work for your sale or purchase will be able to address any specific requests your lender may have.

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Is Homeward Legal experienced enough to act quickly on the legal conveyancing of auction properties in Booker?

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The legal team work closely with auctioneers and commonly carry out work for buyers at auction. It is

sensible for buyers to appoint their chosen conveyancing company asap so there is time for a thorough review of the legal pack prior to the day of bidding.

Post auction day your chosen lawyer is completely able to concentrate on quickly finishing the conveyancing in the usual 28 days as typically required .

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Having read about the extensive flooding in the UK in April 2012 I am anxious that flood searches won't be sufficient?

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Environmental searches carried out by a Booker conveyancing solicitor will include the far more thorough search (Landmark) if the risk warrants it.

If you are still concerned you can visit a local resident.

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We are going to move out of our semi detached house on the outskirts of Booker into a maisonette in Beaconsfield what is the best point to select a removals firm?

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We would usually encourage buyers and sellers put off booking a removals company until exchange of contracts because an agreed move date will not have been agreed. Some firms will charge a cancellation payment . For a local firm James International, 2 Hillbottom Rd, Sands Industrial Estate, High Wycombe, HP12 4HJ Tel: 01494 445502.

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Is there a risk that our purchase will be gazumped?

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Gazumping happens when a seller acknowledges an offer, only to later reject it in favour of a second buyer's offer. There is almost always a risk of gazumping. You should instruct a solicitor as early as possible to reduce the chance of your transaction being gazumped.

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What are searches?

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Conveyancing searches are common pack of queries raised by the property lawyer, such as a chancel liability search. These are unrelated to a building survey and will not give information on the physical condition of the property.

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What average time does it take my conveyancing solicitor to exchange contracts the legal work on a terraced sixties building?

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The legal process can take anywhere from 3 weeks and 12 weeks, which can be hampered by various issues for example the speed of the seller's property solicitor, or whether the property is freehold or leasehold. Our property lawyers are highly proactive with the goal of completing the process as quickly as realistically possible.