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Conveyancing in Downham Market Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 18/02/18

Practical regional travel and public service facts -

Downham Market's closest train station is Downham Market and the nearest airport to Downham Market is Cambridge City Airport.

North Cambridgeshire Wisbech is a relatively close hospital to Downham Market.

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We are trying to find a discount conveyancing quote. What do we need to consider?

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Many firms advertise 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often extra charges will be included in the terms which unwary buyers fail to check. Any additional charges which are listed in the terms ought to be fair and reasonable. A quote for conveyancing in Downham Market should list any disbursements.

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Will I need a chancel search if I am buying a house next to a parson's close in Downham Market?

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Owners of property near to church property in the locality are expected to contribute towards repairs, as a result of chancel repair liability. As a result of the Land Registration Act 2002, interest over any affected land must be registered by October 2013. A conveyancing lawyer will be able to advise further. Downham Market church properties include St Edmund.

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Do we need to use the law firm offered by our estate agent?

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Estate agent recommendations are a not uncommon route for buyers to find a solicitor. These referrals should be considered carefully, as there is a risk that an agent may choose whichever firm pays the most per referral, not the most appropriate choice.

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Are Homeward Legal geared up for act quickly on the conveyancing of property auction properties in Downham Market?

Yes - We prepare legal packs for vendors and commonly act for auction buyers and sellers. It is a sensible decision auction buyers to get a residential lawyer as soon as possible to allow time for a thorough review of the lot well before the day of bidding.

Post auction your dedicated conveyancing solicitor is totally able to concentrate on completing the transaction in the usual 28 days as usually required .

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For the purchase, my mortgage lender, we have chosen Natwest, what will we need to check?

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Traditionally, almost all solicitors could perform legal work for both buyers and mortgage lenders. Some lenders are now reducing the size of their 'solicitor panel', potentially creating increased conveyancing costs for buyers. Homeward Legal, though, are able to act for the majority of CML-approved lenders.

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We are buying a property where the seller looks to have installed windows to the house in Downham Market which I think might overstep conservation area criteria

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Your instructed conveyancing solicitor will carry out searches ascertain if the property is within a conservation area, and if so whether any alterations have the essential permission from the Kings Lynn and West Norfolk planning authority. In the event that no local authority consents be produced, your solicitor will advise you of the options, which include obtaining an indemnity policy or seeking retrospective consent from Kings Lynn and West Norfolk council.

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What does searches cost?

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The cost of searches varies significantly. Other informative searches include a gypsum search.

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Which issues help with arranging a fast conveyancing process?

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It is a truism that instructing a proactive conveyancer is key fast Downham Market conveyancing. When identifying an appropriate a conveyancer, you should ask the following: Was there a delay delivering a quote? Are phone, fax and email their preferred methods of contact Are they 'no move, no fee'? This can incentivise a faster transaction.