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Conveyancing in Gillingham Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 14/07/17

Read about the area ;

Gillingham's closest train station is Gillingham at 1 mile s. The nearest airport to Gillingham is Rochester, Maidstone Rd Airport. London City Airport is 24 miles, London Airport is 14 miles, Rochester Airport is 4 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 23 miles away.

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Local points of interest in Gillingham

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Royal Engineers Museum Aviation Museum and World Naval Base Aviation Museum are close to Gillingham.

The most convenient hospital to Gillingham is Medway Gillingham.

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How do I find low cost conveyancing?

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Lack of clarity over this point catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many firms claim to offer theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing'. Often extra charges may increase the final bill. We provide quotes, not estimates, and clearly state the fees for a standard conveyancing.

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I am interested in purchasing a building in Gillingham. How do I check if the building is in a conservation area?

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Parts of Gillingham considered be of architectural or historic interest, like 18th century suburbs, may be recognised as areas of conservation. Your solicitor will be able to provide more details, in regard to relevant conservation area restrictions in Gillingham.

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Are your house conveyancing solicitors experienced enough to act quickly on the legal conveyancing of property auction properties in Gillingham?

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Yes - In fact we work closely with auctioneers and often get instructed by sellers at auction. Homeward Legals panel of conveyancing lawyers have acted for countless vendors at local Gillingham property auctions including Acuitus, Allsop (Commercial), Allsop (Residential), Auction House London, Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Brendons Auctioneers, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers Norris.

Canny buyers at auction tend to choose the lawyer as soon as possible for a detailed report of the auction legal papers well in advance of the date of the auction. Immediately following the date of the auction your experienced lawyer is completely able to concentrate on finishing the legal work inside 4 weeks as required .

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As a consequence of the fact that last year was second wettest year since records began we are questioning whether environmental searches may not be thorough enough?

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Conveyancing and environmental searches conducted by your Gillingham conveyancing solicitor should include a far more thorough flood search if it is felt necessary.

If you are still anxious why not get in touch with a neighbour.

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What should we do regarding molybdenum soil contamination in Gillingham?

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Gillingham and the surrounding region has a legacy of chemical contamination. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Gillingham, including local authorities.

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In about four weeks we are anticipating to be moving from our semi detached property near Gillingham into a property in Folkestone what is the optimum stage to appoint a house removal firm?

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Homeward Legals advice is for buyers to put off instructing the removals until the point where you have set a move date that generally occurs after exchange of contracts.

For a local firm Man Van & Sam, 39 Springfield Rd, Gillingham, ME7 1YJ on 01634 280085 or Extra Van, 37 Seaview Road, Gillingham, ME7 4NL Phone: 01634 570494.

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Does our Gillingham solicitor report back to me about the cost of the council tax on a Band B building prior to exchanging contracts?

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The solicitor will speak to the council to reveal the latest council tax rates, which should be added to the report on title.

The correct rates for properties in Gillingham are tabled online at the North Dorset local authority site. At the time of writing on 14 March 2013 band rates are:

  • Band A - £1,059.00
  • Band B - £1,235.00
  • Band C - £1,411.00
  • Band D - £1,588.00
  • Band E - £1,941.00
  • Band F - £2,294.00
  • Band G - £2,646.00
  • Band H - £3,176.00

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What search enquiries will the Gillingham property lawyer order when acting on a Gillingham house?

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The conventional procedure will be to get Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage Search, Environment Search, Tin Mining Search and China Search, and specific local Gillingham searches, which may include a Planning Search.

 
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