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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 24/07/17

Local points of interest in Datchet

Wraysbury Windmill, Windsor Castle Castle and Black Park Country Park are in the vicinity of Datchet.

Datchet's closest station is Datchet. The nearest airport to Datchet is Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport (4 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 6 miles, London Heliport Airport is 17 miles, Farnborough (TAG London) Airport is 17 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 6 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 9 miles, Elstree Airport is 17 miles, White Waltham Airport is 9 miles, Blackbushe Airport is 16 miles and Booker Airport is 13 miles away.

Commuters are well served with Datchet being well placed with very good road access around 1 mile of Junction 5 Westbound of the M4.

The most convenient hospital for Datchet is Princess Margaret Windsor.


I need a cheap solicitor for buying a home. What do we need to consider?


Confusion over this issue affects many home owners who opted for a very cheap quote, only to be stung later in the conveyancing process. Many property lawyers offer so-called cheap conveyancing. However additional costs will be included in the solicitor's terms which unwary home owners fail to check. Any extra charges needs to be reasonable.


How many weeks does it take my assigned conveyancer to exchange the legal process for a semi detached property?


It can take anywhere from 1 month to 12 weeks, based on any number of things e.g. the speed of the vendor's property lawyer, or the time taken to issue draft contracts.


We are on a very small budget , Can doing DIY conveyancing without the help of a Datchet conveyancer help save any money?

Should you want to have a try you can conceivably look after the if not all of the conveyancing without external help from property lawyer in Datchet.

Fundamentally have a go conveyancers might come a cropper suitable professional indemnity insurance which solicitors need to carry.


Do I need a building survey for our property purchase?


The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors recommend that all purchasers in Datchet book a property survey. It is a fact that there are many problems that affect a property. These include cracks around door frames and wet rot.


Is gazumping accepted in Datchet?


The practice of deciding to reject an offer which has been accepted after a new buyer makes a more attractive offer is known as gazumping. The chance of getting gazumped exists for almost any purchase. Instructing a solicitor as early as possible should help to mitigate this risk.


What issues assist with organising fast legal work?


As is often argued, contacting a communicative conveyancer is essential to moving faster. When finding a conveyancer, you should ask yourself the following: Are phone, fax and email their preferred methods of contact Will they order searches immediately? Do they offer 'instant' online quotes?


What makes Datchet property legal work to seem to be so slow? Isn't it a simple matter of filing paperwork?


The legal work needed to sell or purchase a property can suffer all manner of setbacks. Homeward Legal strive to minimise the cost of these delays if it is possible to do so. Delays include the length of time it takes for the managing agent or landlord to respond to queries.


As a result of the worrying amount of flooding in the UK in April 2012 we are concerned that conveyancing and environmental searches might not be sufficient?


The Datchet property solicitor will advise you to apply for environmental searches if the first searches establishes a any kind of the local Datchet flood risk

It could be worth trying to converse with a next door neighbour for that further local information.