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Conveyancing in Cockermouth Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 14/07/17

Practical Cockermouth travel and public service facts ;

The nearest airport to Cockermouth is Carlisle Airport (29 miles). The nearest station to Cockermouth is Maryport, about 6 miles away.

Cockermouth is the most convenient hospital.

Q.

How do I get the cheapest conveyancing solicitors?

A.

Many conveyancers advertise supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing', but extra charges are frequently hidden in the terms and conditions. These terms are often ignored by excited buyers, eager to get underway.

Q.

Which local authority is responsible for Cockermouth?

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Cockermouth is located in Allerdale Borough Council, Allerdale House, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 3YJ, phone: 01900 702 702

Q.

Bookshops now have a plethora of very helpful resources going into great depth on doing the legal work yourself e.g. leasehold Flats & Houses a supplement to Bradshaw's Guide to DIY House Buying, Selling & Conveyancing. Do we have to use Cockermouth conveyancer ?

A.

If you want to use the various books to steer you, you can complete the bulk of the legal and technical work without having a dedicated Cockermouth property lawyer. Above all have a go conveyancers will not be covered by the correct indemnity cover which qualified solicitors must carry.

Q.

I am buying a an extended flat in a Cockermouth conservation area, how does one find information relating to the state of upkeep?

A.

Conservation areas are created by the local authority (Allerdale) who preserve everything from upkeep of paths to street guard rails. English Heritage, a government body, have created a list of the state of repair of conservation areas.

Q.

Are there many buyers in Cockermouth gazumped?

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Gazumping arises when a seller accepts an offer and then dismisses it, opting for a higher offer. There is almost always a risk of gazumping. The first step in reducing the chance that gazumping will effect you is to instruct a solicitor as early as possible.

Q.

I am selling in Cockermouth, and have had a quote from you. Might there be any hidden charges?

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No. Our solicitors never hide any additional fees for sale or purchase conveyancing.

Q.

Do we need to select the lawyer referred by my agent?

A.

Many agents in Chester have arrangements with solicitors where they refer conveyancing clients to them, however, these referrals should be considered carefully, as an agent may choose the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not the most suitable for you.

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How could conveyancing for a Cockermouth property purchase take months to complete?

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Conveyancing can suffer all manner of setbacks, we, however, understand that these can cause considerable stress and aim to minimise the impact of these delays where feasible to do so by, for example, ordering searches as early as possible.

 
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