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Conveyancing in Downham Market Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 24/04/17

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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Solicitors in Downham Market apply for a variety of searches when acting for a buyer, which particular searches?

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If purchasing and getting a mortgage the mortgage lender expects at least these searches - Local Authority (council), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environmental and occasionally special local Downham Market searches, which might include CON335.

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I am moving in Downham Market, and have a quote from you. May I have to pay any additional fees?

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Regrettably, hidden fees are not uncommon in conveyancing. Homeward Legal's solicitors never hide any hidden extra costs. Know that some conveyancers give 'quotes' which are in fact estimates, which they will not be required to adhere to.

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In about four weeks we are likely to be finally moving out of our period building in Downham Market to a dwelling in Diss , when to select a removals firm?

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Our recommendation is to avoid instructing a removal van until after everyone has fixed a date that takes place once contracts are signed. The majority of home removals firms add an additional a re booking levy . Local firms include Man & Van, 1 Whittington Hill, Whittington, King's Lynn, PE33 9TE Tel: 01366 502258.

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When in the conveyancing process is it wise to instruct a conveyancer to handle our purchase?

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The straightforward answer is, instructing as early as possible is better. The legal work can then commence very early in the process. Instructing your solicitor sooner could mitigate the chance of your purchase or sale stalling.

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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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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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I am interested in purchasing a residence in Downham Market. How do I confirm that the residence is in a designated conservation area?

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There are a range of areas of conservation in or near Downham Market. A solicitor will discuss the relevant responsibilities for affected areas in Downham Market.

 
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