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Conveyancing in Harpenden Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 03/12/16

Commuting from the Harpenden area? ;

Motorists are well served with Harpenden enjoying excellent motorway access close at less than 3 miles of Junction 9 Southbound of the M1.

The nearest airport to Harpenden is Luton Airport (4 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 25 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 25 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 19 miles, Elstree Airport is 12 miles and Booker Airport is 24 miles away. The nearest station to Harpenden is Harpenden.

Harpenden Memorial is the closest hospital for Harpenden.

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What are the best conveyancing rates for a 372,000 property?

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Misleading conveyancing quotes catch out many sellers and buyers, leaving them to pay sometimes £100s more than planned. Many conveyancers advertise so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often additional fees will be included in the solicitor's terms. Any extra fees listed in the solicitor's terms ought to be clearly defined. They only apply to matters if your lawyer is required to complete unexpected extra work in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

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Is a building survey required when buying property?

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It is strongly advised that the majority of buyers order a property survey. It is a fact that there are a wide range of issues which can affect a property, that will not be addressed during the conveyancing process, for example cracks around door frames and ground movement.

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What can a Harpenden conveyancing solicitor do if the building we hope to buy is located in a conservation area and has incongruous artificial stone cladding installed?

A.

The solicitor will always verify if the property is within a designated conservation area and whether any modifications have appropriate consent from the local council.

In the event that no necessary permissions be produced, your conveyancing solicitor will give you professional advice on the options which may include taking out an indemnity policy or obtaining retrospective permission from St Albans local authority.

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When do I need to instruct a solicitor?

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In the majority of situations, the earlier, the better. Promptly instructing a conveyancing solicitor for your Harpenden transaction can reduce any chance of the sale or purchase aborting.

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Which factors will contaminate land in Harpenden, and will they be comprehensively investigated?

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Property in Harpenden may be contaminated by a range of natural causes and human activities, like other sources of contaminated land or proximity to landfill sites. An environmental search will offer more detail.

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The Harpenden property being bought is on a brownfield site. Could the soil be contaminated by industrial waste?

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Effort is made in the areas around Harpenden to rectify topsoil contamination. Other sources of contaminated land include perchlorate.

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Will the solicitor in Harpenden conduct any searches on the Hertfordshire Fifties semi-detached townhouse I am intending to buy?

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The customary legal procedure is to obtain the following Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environmental, and possibly specific local Harpenden searches for example Official Search of Part with Priority (OS2).

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We have found a multitude of helpful books all about by passing the solicitor for example A Practical Approach to Conveyancing by Robert Abbey and Mark Richards . In which case, do I need a conveyancing solicitor in Harpenden for my home move?

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Theoretically there are absolutely no arguments at all why a seller cant undertake the bulk of the your own conveyancing on your own. However, a property lawyer carries out a long list of skilled tasks including approving enquiries on searches and apportioning ground rents most of which require experience. In any event however, legal firms are under a duty to carry applicable indemnity cover in order to protect you from any professional omissions.

 
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