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Conveyancing in Hathern Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 24/04/17

Living in Hathern? ;

The nearest station to Hathern is Loughborough. Hathern's closest airport is East Midlands Airport (4 miles). Tollerton Airport is 12 miles away.

Hathern is very close at a couple of miles off the M1 junction entry 23 Northbound.

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Hathern area info

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Charnwood Museum Aviation Museum and East Midlands Aero Park Aviation Museum are in the vicinity of Hathern.

The neighbouring hospital for Hathern is Loughborough.

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We are looking for low cost conveyancing in Hathern. Can you assist?

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This catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted, and many law firms claim to offer so-called cheap conveyancing quotes, however extra fees can pad the final bill. A quote ought to list any disbursements to be paid. Any costs which are listed in the terms needs to be fair and clearly defined. The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the exact legal fees based on the property you are buying.

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In what ways can my Hathern conveyancer investigate the risk and history of flooding in Hathern for a buy to let property I am buying?

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A solicitor conducts standard conveyancing searches that should include Hathern flood risk data.

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Do we need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor used by our local agent?

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Agent referrals are a not uncommon way for home buyers to find a solicitor. However, if the agent is paid a fee by the solicitor, an agent may decide to recommend whichever firm pays the most per referral, not the law firm with the best reputation.

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In respect to the major flooding in Sept 2012 in the East Midlands we are apprehensive that conveyancing searches won't be detailed enough?

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A lawyer in Hathern should carry out detailed conveyancing searches if the environmental searches flag up a Hathern flood risk area

You could always contact a neighbour or local resident to gain additional local information if still concerned.

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Will I need a Homebuyer Report for the property purchase?

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We suggest that most purchasers arrange an inspection when purchasing in Hathern. It is a fact that there are a wide range of defects which affect a property, that a lender's valuation survey, for example, will not cover. These include rotten roof timbers.

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What is gazumping?

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This happens when a low offer is rejected, following initial acceptance, by the house seller, in favour of a second purchaser's offer. Because acceptance of an offer is not binding on the seller until exchange of contracts, there is a risk of being gazumped. To reduce the likelihood of being gazumped, consider instructing a law firm early.

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We plan to buy a rectory in the parish of Woodhouse. Will a chancel search be necessary?

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A Hathern conveyancing solicitor could advise a chancel search, regardless of the parish in which the home being purchased is located. Through some parish councils have chosen to charge chancel repairs on current owners of land subject to chancel liability, there is no guarantee that a parish where repair costs have not been paid before will continue to be unaffected.

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Do we need a chancel search? I am purchasing a residence in Hathern.

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Owners of property near to older church buildings may be required to fund repairs. This is referred to as chancel repair liability. Owners who have bought property prior to 2003 may be totally unaware that a liability exists if a chancel search was not carried out. The solicitor carrying out the legal work for your move will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary. Church properties in Hathern include St Peter & St Paul.

 
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