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Conveyancing in Canterbury Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/04/17

Useful regional transport and services facts and figures -

As determined by the 2011 census, the population of Canterbury 482,504 spread over an area of 91,377 hectares (225,797 acres) giving a density of residential population of 5.3 people per hectare (2.1 per acre).

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Canterbury attractions

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Canterbury Kent Windmill, Canterbury St Augustines Abbey English Heritage and Fordwich St Mary the Virgin Churches Conservation Trustare all around Canterbury.

The closest station to Canterbury is Canterbury West, about a mile away. Canterbury's nearest airport is Manston, Kent International Airport (13 miles). Manston Airport is 13 miles and Lydd Airport is 24 miles away.

The nearest hospital is Kent & Canterbury.

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How do I get affordable conveyancing?

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Several solicitors advertise so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. However extra costs may pad your solicitor's invoice. Any additional costs ought to be fair and clearly defined and only be applied if the solicitor must complete unanticipated additional work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the exact legal fees based on the property you are buying.

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Is soil in Canterbury contaminated by uranium (U)?

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Restrictions exist in order to limit topsoil contamination, decades after exposure the effect of some contaminants can be felt. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Canterbury, including local authorities.

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Which environmental factors can affect land in Canterbury, and should they be a concern?

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Land is contaminated by a broad range of environmental factors, like proposed erection of mobile masts or proximity to waste sites. An environmental search should offer more information. Contamination can be caused by local waste sites, including Broad Oak Road, CT2 0PR.

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What average time should it take for the conveyancing solicitor to finish all of the conveyancing work for a semi detached Victorian home we want to buy?

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The process can take anywhere between a month and three months depending on a number of issues for example the speed of the seller's conveyancer, or the speed of other lawyers in the chain.

Our highly conveyancers are very proactive with the goal of you moving home as quickly as possible.

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Are there companies who remediate contaminated soil in Canterbury?

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In Canterbury, remediation may be possible, and a Canterbury specialist including Garden Care, 49 Chaucer Cl, Canterbury, CT1 1XZ may be able to provide more details.

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Which particular property searches conveyancing searches should a Canterbury property lawyer order for a Canterbury property?

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Normal legal protocol is to get Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search, Environmental and Coal Mining Search and, depending on certain criteria, less common searches such as Land Charges Search (K15).

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We are going to buy a 1950s investment property within a conservation area. How do we uncover more data in relation to the state of repair of the area?

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English Heritage have assembled records of the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas. Conservation areas in Canterbury are set up by the local authority (Canterbury) who administer everything from paths and footpaths to the inhibition of street clutter.

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Are your property lawyers experienced enough to 28 day completions on auction conveyancing in Canterbury?

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In fact we put together legal documentation for vendors and regularly act for auction buyers and sellers. It is important bidders to choose an affordable firm as ahead of time as they can to give enough time for a full review of the legal papers for the lot well in advance of the actual auction. Post auction day your selected lawyer is focused on finishing all of the legal work within a month as usually required .

 
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