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Conveyancing in Dover Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 18/04/17

Local Dover attractions

The White Cliffs of Dover National Trust Dover Castle English Heritage and Capel-le-Ferne St Mary the Virgin Churches Conservation Trust are situated in Dover.

Dover Priory train station is around 1 mile from Dover and Dover's closest airport is Manston, Kent International Airport (15 miles). Manston Airport is 16 miles and Lydd Airport is 21 mile away.

The nearest hospital to Dover is Buckland Dover.

Q.

How do I get the best rates for conveyancing in Dover for a £664,000 property?

A.

Several firms offer theoretically cheap conveyancing, however additional fees are often hiding in the terms and conditions which unwary homeowners fail to check. Your quote ought to list applicable disbursements.

Q.

In 3 months we are expecting to move out of our semi detached home in Dover to a larger home in Deal , what is the right point to select a removals firm?

A.

Most property lawyers usually advise that buyers and sellers put off organising removals until such time as contracts have exchanged as in advance of this in all probability a date wont have been firmed up.

Routinely removals companies might impose a late cancellation fine . Try Gavin Keith R, 20 Northbourne Av, Dover, CT17 0BY Telephone: 01304 203586 or Rich Removals, Po Box 332, Dover, CT17 0YF on 01304 202527.

Q.

How is contaminated land in Dover identified?

A.

Many of contaminants caused by factors caused by man and by nature may seriously affect property, and an environmental search will confirm that a property may be impacted by contaminants in the area including proximity to scrap yards and environmental radon sources. Land/ Premises At, Elms Vale Road, Kent, CT15 7AS is one such potential cause of local contamination.

Q.

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

A.

Given the region's industrial and agricultural history in parts of Dover, soil contamination is inescapable. Data on many contaminants, such as radioactive waste and groundwater contamination, will be included in an environmental search.

Q.

Do you recommend your solicitors to manage the legal conveyancing of residential property auction properties in Dover?

A.

Our solicitors and licensed conveyancers in Dover frequently take instructions from sellers at auction. We usually advise purchasers to decide on a CQS lawyer well before the property auction for a full investigation of the sellers documents. Following the day of the auction your experienced lawyer is fully ready for rapidly concluding the legal work within as short a time frame as conventionally required .

Q.

Do we need to get a chancel liability search? I am purchasing in Dover.

A.

Property owners near to a church in the area may be required to cover the cost of repairs. This is referred to as chancel repair liability. Parochial Church Councils in Dover must register their interest over property by October 2013, simplifying the chancel search process. The solicitor acting on your behalf will confirm that a chancel search is appropriate. Dover Church of England properties include St Martin, St Mary the Virgin and St. Mary in Castro (St. Mary in the Castle) Garrison Church, Castle.

Q.

Which of the Dover lender panels are you a member of?

A.

Most lenders in Dover are on our panels. Dover lenders and mortgage specialists include Great Stour Associates, 75 Stour St, Canterbury, CT1 2NR, L & G Mortgage Solutions, 95 Station Rd, Birchington, CT7 9RE, and Charles Mac, Rose Cottage/Bilsington Rd, Ruckinge, Ashford, TN26 2PD.

Q.

Is a building survey sensible when we are buying a property?

A.

We suggest that you instruct a property surveyor to carry out a survey. There are a wide range of defects which will impact a property. These include wet rot and roof spread, and these will not be addressed by your conveyancing solicitor.

 
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