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Conveyancing in Hereford Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/07/17

Commuting to the Hereford area? ;

As calculated by the most recent census (2011) the population of Hereford 176,493 people spread over an area of 508,680 acres giving a density of population of 0.3 people per acre.

The nearest train station to Hereford is Hereford, around 1 mile away and the nearest airport to Hereford is Defford Airport (disused) Airport.

Hereford County is a relatively close hospital.

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How do we get affordable conveyancing?

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Many solicitors advertise theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing'. Often extra fees will be included in the terms of engagement. The disbursements to be paid ought to be defined on your quote Additional charges included in the terms should be clearly defined and only apply to matters if the conveyancer must perform additional tasks , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. We offer quotes, not estimates, and clearly state all legal fees you pay for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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Will my conveyancing solicitor in Hereford advise me on the risk of floods to properties in Hereford on a Regency property I am intending to buy?

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A conveyancer will conduct standard formal conveyancing searches, which include Hereford area flood risk data. In addition the Hereford conveyancer will often advocate a more involved (e.g. Landmark) detailed search.

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How do I find out whether a property is in a designated conservation area?

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Areas deemed to be of historical merit, such as picturesque villages, will be defined as conservation areas. A property solicitor will address the impact buying in a conservation area may have and be able to offer more information.

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Food risk searches use historic data but when one considers recent events such as the serious flooding in 2012 in the Midlands

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are they comfort enough to identify sufficient information about the evolving risk of flooding in Hereford?

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Flood risk searches applied for by your conveyancer in Hereford should also include a far more specialist search (Landmark) if the risk warrants it.

Property purchasers sometimes also contact a neighbour for extra assurance or local Hereford and Worcester flood repair expert - e.g. Rainbow International, Marshall Business Centre/Westfields Trading Est, Hereford, HR4 9NS Tel: 01432 268626.

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In 1 month we are intending to move from our terraced building in Hereford into our next home in Alvechurch , what is the optimum stage to select a house removal firm?

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Most lawyers tend to suggest that home vendors wait until contracts have exchanged because generally a moving date will not have been formally agreed. Try Liveley Removals, 1 Oxford St, Hereford, HR4 0DP Phone: 01432 265834 or T C R Group, 1 Ranelagh St, Hereford, HR4 0DT Tel: 01432 272691.

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Will my Hereford conveyancer conduct official or personal searches on my home purchase?

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Your solicitor will make a recommendation as to the most appropriate course of action, depending on things like lender requirements. For personal searches, the property solicitor will consider a local search agent, for instance, PPSEARCHES LLP, The Red House, Eaton Bishop, Hereford, HR2 9QT Tel: 01981 251476.

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How is Hereford contaminated land identified?

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Numerous of contaminants caused by natural causes can reduce the value of property. Contaminants including landfill sites will be reported on in environmental search results. Williams Landfill, Winslow, Herefordshire, HR4 8NQ is a source of potential contamination in Hereford.

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Barnsley Building Society is going to be our lender, is there anything we need to consider?

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House buyers should be aware that some lenders have reduced the number of firms on their approved panel. This can mean increased legal costs for house purchasers. Homeward Legal are able to act for all large mortgage lenders, ensuring that an additional conveyancer will not be required to act for your lender.

 
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