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Conveyancing in Bracknell Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/04/17

Buying or selling a home in Bracknell? Practical nearby public service facts -

Bracknell train station is about 1 mile from Bracknell. White Waltham, Waltham Rd Airport is 6 miles from Bracknell. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 14 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 13 miles, Farnborough (TAG London) Airport is 10 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 14 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 18 miles, Elstree Airport is 25 miles, White Waltham Airport is 6 miles, Blackbushe Airport is 8 miles and Booker Airport is 14 miles away.

Drivers are well catered for with Bracknell ideally situated with good motorway access very close at 2 miles of the A329M.

Church Hill House Bracknell is the neighbouring hospital to Bracknell.

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I need low cost conveyancing in Bracknell. What are the risks?

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This catches out many buyers and sellers, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted. Many solicitors offer theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing'. Unfortunately additional costs are often hiding in the small print, left unread by preoccupied buyers and sellers A quote should, in addition, define applicable disbursements.

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I am planning on buying a 1940s house in a designated Bracknell conservation area. How does one locate more information concerning the present state of upkeep?

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Local conservation areas are specified by Bracknell Forest who oversee everything from building materials used to the stoppage of excessive road signs.

English Heritage have put together records of the state of repair of conservation areas.

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What would our conveyancing searches cost?

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Bracknell conveyancing searches ranges in cost. Searches are paid out to a 3rd party.

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Can tin (Sn) contaminate Bracknell top-soil?

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Soil contamination is carefully monitored. Data on many contaminants, such as asbestos and water contaminants such as detergents, will be included in an environmental search.

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Will the house's fixtures and fittings list things such as external light fixtures?

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Chiefly, fixtures are fixed elements, such as plugs and sockets to floors, walls and ceilings and fixtures are free-standing. The seller and purchaser may unwittingly have completely different views on which items will be sold with the property; this can make the clarification of any difference of opinion so important.

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Which local authority is responsible for Bracknell?

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Bracknell is located in Hart District Council, Civic Offices, Harlington Way, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 4AE, contact: 01252 622 122

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Does a property solicitor in Bracknell advise on the potential risk of local flooding in Bracknell on an investment property we are hoping to buy?

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A qualified lawyer applies for standard protocol conveyancing searches that should include Bracknell area flood risk information. An inexpensive (around twenty pounds) and more in-depth flood history/risk search (e.g Homecheck) will sometimes be proposed by the property lawyer in Bracknell if the results of the environmental search show that there is a flood risk.

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Which searches should my Bracknell property solicitor order on a Bracknell property?

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The normal conveyancing protocol is to obtain the following Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search and Environmental, and possibly specific searches for example Official Search of Whole or Part without Priority (OS3).

 
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