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Conveyancing in Fordingbridge Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/04/18

Fordingbridge attractions

Rockbourne Roman Villa Hampshire Passport and Breamore House Historic Houses Association are around Fordingbridge.

Fordingbridge's closest airport is Bournemouth International Airport. Southampton Airport is 19 miles and away. The nearest station to Fordingbridge is Salisbury.

The most convenient hospital is Fordingbridge.

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How do I get the best rates for conveyancing in Fordingbridge for a 797,000 property?

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Numerous law firms purport to offer cheap conveyancing, but additional costs are often hiding in the terms and conditions. Busy, stressed buyers and sellers ignore these terms at their peril. Any disbursements ought to be listed on the quote Costslisted in the terms should be reasonable and clear.

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How frequent is gazumping?

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Gazumping takes place when a lower offer is, following agreement, later rejected by the seller, opting instead for a second purchaser's offer. There is almost always a danger of gazumping. Instructing a fast, efficient solicitor as soon as you can to handle your transaction should help to reduce the likelihood of gazumping.

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We are intending to buy a renovated maisonette within a conservation area. How do we locate more information on the state of repair?

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Following a campaign, English Heritage have created records of the condition of conservation areas in Fordingbridge and throughout England. Local conservation areas are specified by the local authority (New Forest) who maintain conservation area concerns from building materials used to the hindrance of street posts.

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Will the Fordingbridge conveyancer conduct any conveyancing searches on the Hampshire Fifties terraced property I am purchasing

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Standard legal protocol will be to get Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environment Search and occasionally area-specific searches, which might include Index Map Search (SIM).

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Can we hold off paying out for stamp duty?

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Stamp Duty Land Tax is due for property priced at over one hundred and twenty-five thousand pounds. Stamp duty avoidance is not advised, as such schemes are often uneconomical and very risky.

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I plan to buy a home in Winchester St Michael. Will a chancel search be necessary?

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A conveyancing lawyer may suggest that a chancel search be ordered. Although some church councils have determined to charge chancel repairs on the current owners of land subject to chancel liability, a solicitor cannot state with certainty that a parish in which lay rectors have not been expected to pay chancel repair dues recently will not continue to be so. In the event that chancel liability may apply, your solicitor might recommend insurance rather than pulling out of the purchase.

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Is beryllium found in Fordingbridge top-soil?

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Measures are taken on a national level to clean up soil contamination. Metal contamination of soil in Fordingbridge is more likely to occur near ex-industrial or waste handling sites. Data on other contaminants, like water contaminants such as bleach, will also be included in an environmental search.

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What causes purchase conveyancing work to need such a long time?

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Conveyancing could take more time than budgeted. We see how frustrating such delays may be and seek to reduce their cost if it is possible to do so.