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Conveyancing in Chepstow Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 13/10/17

Chepstow points of interest

Chepstow Port Wall Cadw and Chepstow Castle Cadw are close at hand to Chepstow.

Chepstow is around 1.4 miles of junction entry 2 Westbound of the M48.

The closest train station to Chepstow is Chepstow. The closest airport to Chepstow is Bristol Airport.

The nearest hospital to Chepstow is Chepstow Community.

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How do we get a discount conveyancing quote?

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Numerous firms promote theoretically cheap conveyancing. However extra charges are frequently hidden in the terms of engagement. Any extra fees found in your solicitor's terms should be reasonable. The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the exact legal fees based on the property you are buying.

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My wife and I are buying in Chepstow. Are there any designated conservation areas?

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Areas deemed to be of architectural or historic interest, such as mining villages, will be designated as areas of conservation. You may wish to contact the local council for further information, but your conveyancing solicitor will investigate the impact of conservation areas or other planning restrictions.

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Is a building survey advisable if we are buying a property in Chepstow?

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It is highly recommended that most Chepstow buyers instruct a surveyor. It is a fact that there are many defects that can affect a property, which will not be addressed during a property valuation. These include chimney defects.

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Do conveyancing searches need to be done?

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These searches are a prescribed bundle of queries carried out on behalf of the party intending to buy the property. Conveyancing searches are very informative, but refer to legal considerations.

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Which local authority is responsible for Chepstow?

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Chepstow is located in Monmouthshire County Council, County Hall, Cwmbran, Gwent, NP44 2XH, contact: 01633 644 644

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What makes conveyancing legal work to take weeks more than planned? Is it not simply form-filling?

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The conveyancing process could be delayed. We appreciate how difficult it can be to face these and work hard to lessen the cost of these delays by, for example, ordering searches as early as possible. There are numerous reasons for delay, such as the length of time it takes for the managing agent or landlord to respond to queries.

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What authority keeps records for publishing the standard of neglect Chepstow and Chepstow conservation areas?

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English Heritage, a government body, administer records of the state of repair of conservation areas. Conservation areas in Chepstow are nominated by the local authority (Monmouthshire) who police the state of the area including things like street clutter, removal of front gardens for parking and building materials used.

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Chepstow conveyancers conduct some conveyancing searches when instructed by a home purchase client, but which specific ones?

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If obtaining a mortgage a mortgage lender insist that a specified set of searches, including the following for properties in Chepstow: Local Authority Search, Drainage Search (Con29DW) and Environmental, as well as any less common searches, which may include a Chancel check Search.