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Conveyancing in Highcliffe Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/04/17

Commuting from Highcliffe? ;

Bournemouth International Airport is 6 miles from Highcliffe. Southampton Airport is 21 mile s, Sandown IoW Airport is 24 miles and away. Highcliffe's nearest station is Hinton Admiral.

Christchurch is a nearby hospital to Highcliffe.

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How do I find the cheapest Highcliffe conveyancing quote?

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This affects many property buyers and sellers who opted for a very cheap quote, only to be stung later in the conveyancing process. Many conveyancers claim to offer cheap conveyancing quotes. However extra fees may increase your solicitor's invoice. A quote for conveyancing in Highcliffe should state any disbursements. Additional fees should be fair and reasonable. Our quotes are not estimates, stating all the solicitors fees you will pay for a standard sale or purchase.

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We intend to sell our co-owned apartment at a residential property auction at the end of the month, will your firm recommend fast home moving solicitors in Highcliffe ?

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Our chosen solicitors adopt a thoroughly proactive style to finishing the legal process for clients to meet the home sellers needs.

Having invested in modern integrated systems . We also give clients a qualified lawyer who will go the extra mile to communicate with the complete buyer and seller chain for example councils , to reach a fast exchange.

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If we are intending to buy in the parish of Dorchester Holy Trinity with Frome Whitfield, should we get a chancel search?

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Regardless of the Highcliffe parish in which you are purchasing, the conveyancer may suggest that a chancel search is ordered. Although some Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) have determined to exact chancel repairs on current owners of land subject to chancel liability, it cannot be guaranteed that a parish which has not been subject to chancel liability in the past will not be so in future. In the event that chancel liability may apply, your solicitor might recommend insurance rather than pulling out of the purchase.

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How much is the council tax on a Thirties converted Band E house in Highcliffe?

You will be give information your property's council tax band within the title report. Up-to-date charges for properties in Highcliffe are listed on the New Forest local authority website. At the time of writing (07 February 2013) rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £978.00
  • Band B - £1,141.00
  • Band C - £1,304.00
  • Band D - £1,466.00
  • Band E - £1,792.00
  • Band F - £2,118.00
  • Band G - £2,444.00
  • Band H - £2,933.00

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What will a Highcliffe property solicitor advise if the property is inside a New Forest planning authority conservation area which has unsanctioned windows installed?

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The local authority search (LLC1 - Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search) conducted by a solicitor in the process of the conveyancing should find out the existence of suitable consent for development to the property.

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Would it be reasonable to take care of the conveyancing on a DIY basis on our own.

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There are no reasons why a home seller cant apply this approach and complete the bulk of the legal process without lawyer in Highcliffe. In reality however, a solicitor in Highcliffe juggles a huge array of assignments including chasing mortgage offer or applying for searches some of which really need a skilled professional.

Above all have a go conveyancers take huge risks in operating without applicable indemnity cover which every legal practices need to be covered by.

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Do you need a chancel search? I am buying a Highcliffe property near church grounds.

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Owners of property near to a local church may be required to contribute towards the cost of repairs. This is referred to as chancel repair liability. Parochial Church Councils in Highcliffe must register their interest over property by October 2013, simplifying the chancel search process. Your conveyancing solicitor will suggest an appropriate indemnity policy to address chancel liability. Highcliffe churches which may give rise to chancel liability include St Mark.

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Are your recommend solicitors geared up for 1 month completions on the conveyancing for residential property auction properties in Highcliffe?

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Yes - Indeed we work closely with auctioneers and do frequently handle the legal work for sellers at auction. It is highly recommended for auction buyers to get a property lawyer as soon as they can to give enough time for a detailed investigation of the property's legal title well in advance of the date of the auction.

Immediately following the actual auction your appointed lawyer is totally prepared for swiftly completing the transaction in the usual 28 days as required .

 
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