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Conveyancing in Canterbury Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/07/17

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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How much does the conveyancing searches be?

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With Homeward Legal, you will be expected to pay at most £249 for searches. Searches are paid out to a 3rd party.

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We want to exchange contracts on the conveyancing on our auctioned leasehold flat within 4 weeks, are you fast Canterbury conveyancers ?

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Homeward Legal adopts a very efficient approach to completing the necessary legal work for movers to meet the home sellers needs.

Homeward Legal always allocate you to chosen solicitors who will efficiently communicate through the whole of the buyer and seller chain .

Additionally Homeward Legals conveyancing solicitors are actually chosen because they always use modern land registry integrated and information technology systems to complete your move without hitch.

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How will a property solicitor in Canterbury report back on the risk and history of local flooding around Canterbury?

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An essential component in the conveyancing protocol involves your solicitor carrying out property conveyancing searches that go in some details with respect to the local Canterbury flood risk.

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Will it be necessary to get a chancel search if we are intending to buy in the parish of Bapchild, near Canterbury?

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Whether you are buying a building in Canterbury or elsewhere in the county, the conveyancer should confirm that a chancel search be ordered. Through some Parochial Church Councils have decided to charge chancel repairs on current owners of affected property, it is not possible to be certain that a parish where repair costs have not been paid before will remain liability-free for new owners. It is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.

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Which local authority is responsible for Canterbury?

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Canterbury is located in Canterbury City Council, Military Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1YW, phone: 01227 862 000

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There is a lot of online help on handling the legal work as a buyer and seller of a flat. Is it foolish to enact the conveyancing myself without help.?

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There are no arguments why a seller should not carry out the conveyancing yourself. The truth is however that a conveyancer typically handles a huge array of tasks such as raising additional enquiries and collating and preparing contract and package which require training.

Nonetheless solicitors practices will carry applicable professional indemnity insurance to insulate you in the event of any negligence.

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For a fast conveyancing process on the purchase of a £208,000 house, what do we need to get?

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It is a truism that a fast completion is essential to is to employing a communicative property lawyer. Beyond that, there are numerous things you as the purchaser can also do to get moving sooner. These include:

  • quickly completing and return any forms
  • confirming your mortgage offer
  • requesting status updates from the property lawyer regularly

 
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