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Conveyancing in Boston Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 20/07/17

Are you buying a house in Boston? Pertinent local Boston public transport and services information -

Boston's closest station is Boston and the closest airport to Boston is Gamston Airport (44 miles).

Pilgrim is the neighbouring hospital.

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How do I get the best rates for conveyancing in Boston for a £456,000 property?

A.

Many homeowners seeking discount conveyancing are caught out by the lure of very low conveyancing rates. Many firms purport to offer supposedly cheap conveyancing, however extra fees are often hiding in small print. The conveyancing quote ought to list the disbursements to be paid.Our quotes clearly state the solicitors' fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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What length of time should it take our assigned conveyancer to conduct the conveyancing formalities on an apartment in a recently developed house?

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The conveyancing process can take anywhere from one month to 3 months depending on various factors like the efficiency of the seller's conveyancing solicitor, or re-negotiations following a survey. Our conveyancing solicitors are highly focused on communication completing the legal process as soon we can.

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Would ordering a property survey be advisable if we are buying residential property in Boston?

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It is suggested that Boston buyers book a property survey. A wide range of defects have a negative impact on a property, for example wet rot and failed double glazing, and issues such as these are not likely to be investigated as part of the conveyancing itself.

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The estate agent we're using in Loughborough has put forward the solicitors firm. Will it be faster to instruct them?

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Many agents in Loughborough will have referral deals with solicitors whereby they refer conveyancing work to them. These referrals must be carefully considered, as there is a risk that the agent may suggest the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the most appropriate choice.

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Are charges for obtaining duplicate freehold company share certificates disbursements or fees?

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Fees and disbursements should be identified on a quote, without any hidden charges in the terms and conditions. These costs are fees not disbursements, and should be included in a quote.

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My wife and I are purchasing in Boston. Can I establish whether the residence is in a conservation area?

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With over 9,000 such areas listed throughout England, the streets and neighbourhoods in or near Boston will include several areas of conservation. A conveyancing solicitor will address the impact buying in a conservation area may have and be able to provide more details.

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The vendor appears to have installed roof aerials on the maisonette in Boston which might possibly break conservation area criteria

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The property solicitor is required to establish whether your proposed purchase is affected by a conservation area and whether any alterations have essential permissions. If no suitable consents be produced the solicitor will give you professional advice on the best alternative like buying an indemnity insurance or requesting retrospective consent from the council.

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How is Boston contaminated land identified?

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Land in Boston could be contaminated by several natural causes and human activities, like coal mining. An environmental search will give more detail. Contamination can be caused by Boston waste sites, including Slippery Gowt Lane, Wyberton, PE21 7AA.

 
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