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Conveyancing in Christchurch Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 14/07/17

Practical nearby transport and services information -

Christchurch's nearest airport is Bournemouth International Airport (4 miles). Southampton Airport is 24 miles and away and Christchurch's closest train station is Christchurch at 1 mile s.

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Christchurch area information

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Christchurch Castle and Norman House English Heritage and Bournemouth Aviation Museum Aviation Museum are in the vicinity of Christchurch.

The nearest hospital for Christchurch is Christchurch.

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How can we ensure our cheap quote is fixed? I need low cost conveyancing.

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Both high-street and online property lawyers claim to offer cheap conveyancing. Unfortunately additional fees are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms of engagement. This small print is often not read by homeowners in a hurry. Additional fees needs to be reasonable. We provide quotes, not estimates, and clearly state the fees for a standard conveyancing.

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In 3 months we are intending to be finally moving from our semi detached property just outside Christchurch to our next flat in Bridport , at what stage to instruct a removals firm?

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Most solicitors tend to recommend that sellers delay organising removals until after the contracts have exchanged as prior to this in all probability an absolute home moving date wont have been formally agreed. Some home removals firms add an additional a rearrangement penalty . Try Anywhere Removals & Transport, 5 Aston Mead, Christchurch, BH23 2SP Telephone: 01202 486077 or Leatherbarrows Removals Ltd, Building 105/Aviation Pk West, Hurn, Christchurch, BH23 6NW on 01202 495600.

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What can a Christchurch conveyancing lawyer do if the house we are intending to buy is in a registered conservation area and has inappropriate dormer windows installed?

Bournemouth planning authority enquiries carried out by your solicitor should determine if the property is in a conservation area and any evidence of permission for changes to the property will be supplied. If no local authority consents be supplied, your solicitor will recommend the best alternative for example getting an indemnity policy or obtaining retrospective permission from the planning authority.

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Could the charges for our conveyancing take into account any extra fees?

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Our solicitors do not charge any hidden fees. Some solicitors' firms will give a low estimate, not an accurate quote, meaning that you could pay much more when you complete.

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We are buying on a former industrial site. Could the soil be contaminated by industrial waste like tin (Sn)?

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Soil contamination is closely checked. Data on many contaminants, such as groundwater contaminants like landfill leachate and chlorinated solvents, will be included in an environmental search.

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We are buying a restored chapel in the parish of Cheselbourne. Do we need a chancel search?

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Your solicitor may suggest that a chancel search is ordered, irrespective of the parish in which the property being purchased is found. Chancel repair has the potential to be charged on new owners of a property where Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) may have not done so in the past. In the event that chancel liability may apply, your solicitor might recommend insurance rather than pulling out of the purchase.

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How many weeks does it take my conveyancer to get through the legal work for a detached forties home we hope to buy?

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Getting contracts exchanged can take anywhere from 3 weeks and three months dependent on any number of things, like the speed of the sellers lawyer, or whether the property is freehold or leasehold. Our chosen solicitors are exceptionally focused on pushing transactions through with the intention of you moving home as promptly we can.

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Should we get a chancel liability search? We are buying a property in Christchurch.

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Owners of property in Christchurch may be subject to chancel repair liability. Parochial Church Councils in Christchurch must register their interest over property by October 2013, simplifying the chancel search process. Christchurch churches where a chancel search may be appropriate include All Saints, Mudeford, Holy Trinity, St George, Stourvale and St John.

 
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