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Conveyancing in Dawlish Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/04/17

Practical local Dawlish travel and public service information

Dawlish's closest airport is Exeter International Airport (10 miles). The closest train station to Dawlish is Dawlish, almost a mile away.

Dawlish is the nearest hospital to Dawlish.

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How do we get low cost conveyancing?

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Many solicitors promote supposedly cheap conveyancing, however additional fees are frequently hidden in small print. Charges included in terms and conditions ought to be reasonable and clear. Our quotes are not estimates, stating all the solicitors fees you will pay for a standard sale or purchase.

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How soon should we get a conveyancing solicitor in Dawlish?

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With a 'no move, no fee' guarantee, as soon as possible, as there are various tasks which may be carried out immediately. Promptly instructing a firm could mitigate the chance of the purchase or sale stalling.

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How can we find out whether a property is in a conservation area?

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There are several areas of conservation around Dawlish. The solicitor handling your purchase can advise further and discuss the relevant responsibilities.

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As a consequence of the serious flooding in Sept 2012 in South West England we are asking if conveyancing and environmental searches might not be detailed enough?

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Environmental searches handled by a property lawyer in Dawlish will also include a more rigorous search (Landmark) if it is felt necessary.

You may be able to speak to a neighbour for further local history or nearby Devon flood damage builder - try: S Hill Carpenter & General Builder, Luscombe Home Farm, Dawlish, EX7 0QJ Tel: 07896 210827.

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What individual property will the lawyer in Dawlish apply for when instructed on a Dawlish home?

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The standard legal protocol will be to obtain Local Authority (council), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW), Environmental, Tin Mining Search and China Clay Search and occasionally specific searches, which may include a Anti Money Laundering Search.

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I am on a tight budget. Will doing DIY conveyancing without a Dawlish conveyancing solicitor help save any cash?

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There are no arguments why you cant embark on the conveyancing without an experienced Dawlish conveyancer. In reality however, a property solicitor takes care of a huge number of actions including raising additional enquiries or locating planning docs which really need the relevant training.

Above all do it yourself conveyancers do not have the appropriate indemnity cover which qualified solicitors are duty bound to carry.

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Are we advised to get a chancel search if we are buying in the parish of Meavy?

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A solicitor instructed to handle the transaction might recommend that a chancel search is taken out, whichever parish in which the house being purchased is found. In Dawlish's much older areas, chancel repair may be apportioned on the owners of a house where Parochial Church Councils may have not done so in the past. For property in the parish of Meavy, it is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.

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What factors will affect land in Dawlish. Are they an issue?

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Numerous of contaminants may reduce the value of property, like sand or clay quarries and proposed erection of mobile masts. An environmental search will offer more detail.

 
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