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Conveyancing in Dover Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/04/18

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.

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

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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.

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How long does it take for my property lawyer to handle all of the legal process for the lower floor of Regency building we want to buy in Dover?

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The legal process can take anywhere from a month to 3 months, which can be affected by any number of things, like the speed of the vendor's property lawyer, or the time taken getting replies to enquiries.

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We are buying a period building in the middle of a conservation area in Dover, how do I find more information in respect of the state of upkeep?

Conservation areas are specified by Dover who oversee conservation area concerns from the upkeep of public spaces to the inhibition of neglected buildings. English Heritage have conducted a survey and created a list of the state of repair of conservation areas.

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Please tell us why the conveyancing work takes so long?

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Dover conveyancing can be held up by myriad unpredictable issues. We strive to reduce their cost by chasing for prompt responses. Delays include the time taken to return management information.

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Should I use the law firm offered by my local agent?

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It is common for estate agents to refer a conveyancer. These referrals must be carefully considered, as there is a risk that an agent may choose the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the best value for you.

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I have read about the fact that 2012 was second wettest year since on record, we are worried that flood searches aren't thorough enough?

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Environmental searches carried out by a Dover conveyancing solicitor should also include a more in depth flood search if the risk warrants it.

If you are still concerned why not contact a local resident.

Q.

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

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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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At what point should we find a conveyancing solicitor?

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In the majority of situations, instructing as early as possible is better. The legal work can then commence straight away. Promptly instructing a solicitor can reduce the likelihood of the transaction falling through.