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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/04/17

Downton attractions

Breamore House Historic Houses Association and Hamptworth Lodge Historic Houses Association are close at hand to Downton.

The closest airport to Downton is Bournemouth International Airport (15 miles). Southampton Airport is 18 miles and away. The nearest station to Downton is Salisbury, around 6 miles away.

The closest hospital to Downton is New Hall Salisbury.


How do we find the best conveyancing rates for a £504,000 home?


Many law firms claim to offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often extra fees are often hiding in the small print.


Does your solicitors company get involved in the conveyancing for auction properties in Downton?


Our company is very competent with residential property auction conveyancing. Typically more complicated to convey homes like barn conversions, are purchased in auctions and these demand greater inquiries before completing. We therefore strongly encourage bidders to instruct a SRA regulated conveyancing firm in advance of the property auction date to allow for a review.

After the auction day itself your dedicated lawyer is wholly focused on finishing all of the legal work inside a month as typically required .


Will a property lawyer in Downton conduct any conveyancing searches on the Hampshire Edwardian detached property I want to buy?

The regular legal protocol will be to obtain the following Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW) and Environment Search and occasionally specific local Downton searches, which may include a Subsidence report.


How do we determine more data on the upkeep of Downton conservation areas?


Conservation are issues, such as public spaces, addition of hard standings to the front of houses or traffic signs etc. are handled by the local authority (Test Valley). English Heritage, a government body, keep a list of the condition of conservation areas.


Might our conveyancing charges take into account any hidden charges?


Unfortunately, hidden fees are relatively common. Homeward Legal do not hide any extra, hidden charges. If you are comparing quotes, consider that some firms only provide estimates disguised as quotes, which they will not be bound to.


Do you work with many lenders with Downton branches?


Most lenders in Downton are on our panels. Lenders and mortgage specialists in Downton include K T M Mortgages Ltd, 155 Ashton Rd, Hilperton, Trowbridge, BA14 7TH, Monarch, 51 High St, Warminster, BA12 9AQ, and Melbury, High St, Gillingham, SP8 4QT.


Apparently, lead soil contamination may be an issue in Downton. Can you advise?


Most soils in Downton have some degree of contamination, from industry, agriculture and the natural environment . Data on many contaminants, such as groundwater contamination and perchlorate, will be included in an environmental search.


I have to get fast Downton property lawyers - is that your firm?


Our company have a very active plan of attack to fulfilling the conveyancing process as quickly as possible. The use of modern e conveyancing systems .

We always give vendors a SRA solicitor who will exert pressure with the total home buyer and seller chain e.g. managing agents, to achieve a quick sale.