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Conveyancing in Dartmouth Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 13/04/17

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

Q.

We are buying in Dartmouth on a recently-developed ex-industrial site. Is the soil likely to be contaminated?

A.

Soil contamination by industrial waste, including metals, will have occurred in parts of Dartmouth. Metal contamination of topsoil in Dartmouth is more likely to occur near ex-industrial or waste handling sites. Data on other contaminants, like chlorine and groundwater contamination, will also be included in an environmental search.

Q.

DIY conveyancing without the help of a property lawyer in Dartmouth is becoming possible when buying a flat , but would it be prudent ?

A.

Technically there are absolutely no arguments at all why a home buyer cannot decide to handle the legal and technical work on your own. The truth is however that a conveyancing solicitor is familiar with a large number of skilled tasks ranging from drafting contracts and checking for any restrictive covenants most of which need a qualified professional.

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What will a Dartmouth property lawyer do when the building we are buying is inside a conservation area and has inappropriate window frames added?

A.

Your instructed conveyancing solicitor will always check if the property is inside a conservation area, and if so whether any modifications have the necessary consent from the South Hams council.

Q.

What sort of environmental conveyancing searches in relation to the risk and history of flooding at Devon will a lawyer in Dartmouth do for an investment maisonette I am wanting to buy?

A.

The lawyer conducts environmental searches, which include Dartmouth flood risk area information.

Q.

Lloyds TSB is our lender - what will I need to consider?

A.

When purchasing with a mortgage, the lender will require legal work to be carried out. Buyers should consider that, recently, a number of lenders are now limiting the firms who can act for them. This can mean increased legal costs for property buyers. Homeward Legal, however, are able to act on behalf of the majority of CML-approved lenders so that you will not be required to pay legal fees for your lender's solicitor.

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My husband and I are buying in Dartmouth. How can we check that the property is in a conservation area?

A.

With 9000 such areas listed throughout England, the regions around Dartmouth will include several conservation areas. A solicitor will discuss the relevant responsibilities and advise further for conservation areas in Dartmouth.

Q.

Environmental searches may be all well and good but with recent events for instance the widespread flooding in Sept 2012 in South West England are they comfort enough to ascertain sufficient information about the Dartmouth future flood risk?

A.

Property conveyancing searches handled by your conveyancing solicitor in Dartmouth will also include the far more detailed Landmark flood search if the risk is deemed significant.

Sometimes home buyers to get in touch with a neighbour for that further local information or regional Devon flooding repair expert, try R. C. Pillar & Sons Ltd, 4 Anzac St, Dartmouth, TQ69DL Tel: 01803 832121.

 
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