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Conveyancing in Dartmouth Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/07/17

Noted Dartmouth interest

Coleton Fishacre House & Garden National Trust Dartmouth Castle English Heritage and Dartmouth Woodlands Theme Park Falconry Centre Bird of Prey Centre are around Dartmouth.

The nearest airport to Dartmouth is Plymouth City Airport. Dartmouth's nearest station is Paignton.

The closest hospital for Dartmouth is Dartmouth.

Q.

We are trying to find a low cost conveyancing quote in Dartmouth. What should we check?

A.

Confusion over this issue catches out many property buyers and sellers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted, and many conveyancers offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. However additional charges can inflate your final invoice. Any additional costs listed in terms of engagement should be reasonable. The disbursements to be paid ought to be listed on any quote for conveyancing in Dartmouth

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What factors will contaminate land in Dartmouth, and will they be thoroughly investigated?

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Residential property in Dartmouth may have been contaminated by a wide range of natural and human-influenced issues, like hazardous and regulated installations. An environmental search will give more information. Contamination can be caused by local waste sites, including Foxenhole Farm, Lapthorne Cross, Devon, TQ6 0HP.

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I am planning on buying a 1940s flat in a Dartmouth conservation area, how do we uncover more data relating to the standard of repair?

A.

Conservation areas in Dartmouth are nominated by South Hams who police everything from paths and footpaths to the blockage of neglected buildings.

Following a campaign, English Heritage have assembled a list of the state of conservation areas.

Q.

How many weeks will it take the conveyancer to get through all of the conveyancing work on a detached sixties building?

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It can take anywhere between a month and three months dependent on any number of things e.g. the speed of the vendor's conveyancing solicitor, or whether there are any linked sales.

Q.

Are your lawyers geared up for 1 month completions on residential property auction conveyancing in Dartmouth?

A.

Our team are property auction specialists and regularly do the legal conveyancing buyers and sellers at auction. Our niche auction team of property lawyers have been instructed by countless buyers at national and local auctions that include Acuitus, Allsop (Commercial), Allsop (Residential), Auction House London, Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Brendons Auctioneers, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers Norris.

Traditionally unusual lots e. g. development propositions, are purchased in auctions which require greater examination. We therefore suggest buyers to formally instruct the lawyer in advance of the property auction date so there is time for a review.

Thereafter, following the auction day arrives your selected lawyer is wholly geared up to completing the transaction within as short a time frame as usually required .

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Why does Dartmouth property legal work for a purchase have so many delays?

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The legal work undertaken to transfer a home in Dartmouth will occasionally experience delays even in the best of circumstances. In some cases, the delays are out of the solicitors' control, we, however, endeavour to lessen their cost, if it is possible to do so, by, for example, ordering searches as early as possible. Reasons for delay include the time taken to return management information.

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For a fast exchange and completion on the purchase of a £867,000 property, what can we do to accelerate the conveyancing process?

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Crucial to buying faster is to employing a proactive lawyer. There are, in addition, a range of things you, as the buyer, can also do to accelerate the process, including, requesting regular updates from your lawyer and keep the pressure on, answering any queries raised by your lawyer as soon as possible and arranging any finances require to complete the purchase.

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Will you need a chancel liability search? I am purchasing on the same street as a church built in the 1400s in Dartmouth.

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Potentially amounting to over £100,000 in repair cost obligations, chancel liability should be considered by buyers of Dartmouth property likely to be affected. Parochial Church Councils in Dartmouth must register their interest over property by October 2013, simplifying the chancel search process. Your conveyancing lawyer will suggest an appropriate indemnity policy to address chancel liability. Church of England properties in the area which may give rise to chancel liability include St Clement, St Petrox and St Saviour.

 
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