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Conveyancing in Devizes Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 14/10/17

Relevant regional travel and public service facts -

The closest airport to Devizes is Bristol Airport. and the nearest train station to Devizes is Melksham.

Devizes is the most convenient hospital.

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We need to find affordable conveyancing. What do we need to consider?

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Both high-street and online solicitors offer 'the cheapest conveyancing', however extra costs are often hiding in the terms and conditions which unwary property buyers and sellers fail to check. Any fees found in the terms should be reasonable. The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the solicitors' fees, based on the property you are buying.

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Which government body looks after for recording the status of neglect the conservation areas in Devizes?

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English Heritage, a government body, have conducted a survey and created records of the state of conservation areas in Devizes and across England. Conservation areas in Devizes are set up by Wiltshire who police the state of the area including things like ugly parking meters, non sympathetic doors and street furniture.

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How long should I expect it to take the solicitor to conduct all of the conveyancing work on a semi detached house?

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Getting contracts exchanged can take anywhere between a month and three months depending on a number of factors such as the efficiency of the seller's property solicitor, or the speed of your lender.

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Is it advisable that I get a chancel search if we are buying a house by a 15th Century 'parson's close' in Devizes?

Chancel liability can require Devizes property owners to pay for repairs to specific local church buildings. Following the Land Registration Act 2002, interest over any affected land must be registered by October 2013. This will make it easier to identify affected property through a chancel search. Your solicitor will suggest an appropriate indemnity policy to address chancel liability. Church of England properties in the local area include Southbroom St James, St John, St Mary and St Peter.

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We require a fast sale, does your panel have any fast Devizes conveyancing solicitors ?

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Our conveyancing solicitors always have a thoroughly proactive plan of attack to conducting the conveyance for customers as quickly as possible.

With us, conveyancing lawyers will communicate as efficiently as possible from the start to the end of the buyer and seller chain and use the latest HMRC and Land Registry integrated systems to complete on your move as quickly as possible.

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I've had a conveyancing quote from you. Are there any hidden fees?

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No. We never charge any hidden extra fees for any reason. It may be the case that a separate piece of work is also advised, a statutory declaration, . Your solicitor can advise you of these.

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What would my conveyancing searches in Devizes on average cost?

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Searches in Devizes ranges in cost. Searches are charged at cost.

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Is there anything we are supposed to do to make our Devizes conveyancing faster?

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As is often reported, a fast completion is key to instruct a proactive, diligent conveyancing solicitor. There are several things you, as the purchaser, can do to speed up the process. These include:

  • getting your mortgage offer in place
  • requesting regular updates from your conveyancing solicitor and keep the pressure on
  • answering any queries raised by your conveyancing solicitor as soon as possible