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Conveyancing in Dursley Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 17/04/17

Handy nearby public transport and services information -

The closest train station to Dursley is Cam and Dursley, about 3 miles away. The closest airport to Dursley is Gloucester Airport (17 miles).

Berkeley hospital is relatively close to Dursley.

Q.

How do I get low cost conveyancing in Dursley?

A.

The confusion over what is, and is not, included in a 'cheap' quote leaves many property buyers and sellers paying out more than they anticipated in the end, and many solicitors claim to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often extra fees will be included in the terms of engagement. Any fees ought to be reasonable. They only be applied if your lawyer must complete additional work for you, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.

Q.

As a result of the extensive flooding in Sept 2012 in South West England we are questioning if flood risk searches aren't sufficient?

A.

The lawyer in Dursley will recommend that you also get conveyancing searches if the environmental searches spots a significant risk of flooding in Dursley

Property purchasers sometimes converse with a future neighbour to gain further assurance.

Q.

An unexpected event dictate that we want to get going and complete on the conveyancing on our home rapidly, do Homeward Legal have very fast Dursley solicitors ?

A.

Our conveyancing solicitors typically adopt a thoroughly active modus operandi when completing the conveyancing process for sellers to meet the sellers requirements.

Our lawyers approach is to use cutting edge HMRC and Land Registry integrated systems . Critically we allocate you a expert panel of solicitor incentivised to communicate through every part of the buyer and seller chain .

Q.

Do fixtures and fittings include things like free-standing kitchen appliances?

A.

Commonly, fixtures are fixed items, such as gas or wall-mounted ovens to the property, whereas fixtures can be more easily removed. This may not considered until it is too late, hence the importance of a complete fixtures and fittings form, agreed by both parties.

Q.

Our lender will be Godiva Mortgages, what do we need to consider?

A.

Purchasers should be aware that some lenders are now reducing their 'solicitor panel'. For buyers, this can result in significantly higher conveyancing costs. We, however, will act for many CML-approved lenders.

Q.

At what point should we instruct a conveyancer to act on our purchase?

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If you use a solicitor offering a 'no move, no fee' guarantee, the sooner you instruct a solicitor, the better. A number of sources advocate postponing instruction until an offer has been firmly agreed, but doing so will put you at a disadvantage compared to better prepared buyers, or if your buyer decides to pull out due to delays.

Q.

What will the Dursley conveyancing solicitor recommend if the home is situated in a Stroud conservation area and turns out to have unseemly removal of chimney stacks added?

A.

Stroud planning authority searches carried out by a property lawyer will check if the property is within a conservation area and evidence of Coal Authority consent for changes to the property will be requested. Should no authority consents be available, the solicitor will inform you of the best alternative for example requesting an indemnity insurance or obtaining retrospective consent from Stroud planning authority.

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The estate agent has put forward the property lawyer whom they usually use. Do I need to use this solicitor?

A.

Both agents and mortgage brokers will usually recommend a conveyancer, however, these referrals need to be weighed up against alternatives, as there is a risk that an agent may choose the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not the best value for you.

 
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