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Conveyancing in Cookham Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/07/17

Handy regional travel and public service details -

The closest train station to Cookham is Cookham, approximately 1 mile away. The closest airport to Cookham is White Waltham, Waltham Rd Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 13 miles, London Heliport Airport is 24 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 12 miles, Farnborough (TAG London) Airport is 20 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 14 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 13 miles, Elstree Airport is 18 miles, White Waltham Airport is 5 miles, Blackbushe Airport is 18 miles and Booker Airport is 6 miles away.

St Marks Maidenhead is the neighbouring hospital for Cookham.

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How do we find the best rates for conveyancing for a £393,000 house?

A.

Many online and high street conveyancers offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing'. Unfortunately extra fees can increase your final invoice. A conveyancing quote must also state costs to be paid to third parties, such as the Land Registry, (disbursments).Homeward Legal quotes are not estimates, and offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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Do your panel of solicitors a lot of experience at the conveyancing of residential property auction properties in Cookham?

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Our company do frequently act for sellers at auction. We usually advise bidders to formally appoint a good lawyer prior to the auction day to give enough time for a full report.

Subsequently, following the auction day itself the conveyancing lawyer is totally able to concentrate on speedily finishing the purchase in the limited time as typically required .

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Which particular property searches will my conveyancing solicitor in Cookham carry out when acting on a Cookham building?

A.

Standard legal procedure will be to obtain these searches - Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage Search and Environmental, and possibly less common searches, which may include a HS2 Search.

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Which local authority is responsible for Cookham?

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Cookham is located in Wycombe District Council, Queen Victoria Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 1BB, contact: 01494 461 000

Q.

As a consequence of the terrible flooding in the UK in April 2012 I am asking whether property conveyancing searches may not be sufficient?

A.

The Cookham solicitor will recommend that you get additional informative flood risk searches if the first searches spots a significant risk local Cookham flood risk.

It may be sensible to speak to a neighbour of the property to gain more assurance.

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We are buying on a ex-industrial site. Could the topsoil be contaminated by industrial waste like vanadium (V)?

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There are laws imposed to stop future soil contamination. Metal contamination of soil in Cookham is more likely to occur near landfill sites. Data on other contaminants, like groundwater contamination, will also be included in an environmental search.

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My wife and I are interested in purchasing a house in Cookham. How do I find out whether the house is in a conservation area?

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Parts of Cookham considered be of historic or architectural significance, like country house estates, may be recognised as areas of conservation. These restrictions can result in the buyer inheriting liability of unauthorised changes, but the benefits will include a more attractive neighbourhood. Your conveyancing solicitor will offer more information.

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What does conveyancing searches be?

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Conveyancing searches ranges in cost. Conveyancing searches are paid to a third party.

 
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