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Conveyancing in Highnam Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 17/01/18

Highnam area information

Lassington St Oswald Tower Churches Conservation Trust and Gloucester St Nicholas Churches Conservation Trust are close at hand to Highnam.

The nearest airport to Highnam is Gloucester Airport. Defford Airport (disused) Airport is 17 miles away and the nearest station to Highnam is Gloucester.

The nearest hospital is Winfield Longford.

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How do I get low cost conveyancing in Highnam?

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Numerous firms promote 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often extra costs will be included in the solicitor's terms of engagement. Third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid ought to be defined on the quote Any additional fees should be reasonable. They only apply in cases where your solicitor is required to complete extra work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.

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How is Highnam contaminated land identified when purchasing?

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Residential property will be contaminated by a wide range of natural causes. Issues like waste disposal sites will be detailed in an appropriate search.

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What can a Highnam property solicitor recommend if the flat we are planning to buy is within a Gloucester council conservation area that has unlawful satellite dishes fitted to it?

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Local authority LLC1 searches carried out by the solicitor as part of the conveyancing will determine if the Highnam property a conservation area and evidence of council approval for additions to the property will be supplied.

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Which local authority is responsible for Highnam?

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Highnam is located in South Gloucestershire Council, The Council Offices, Castle Street, Thornbury, South Gloucestershire, BS35 1HF, Tel: 01454 868 009

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What type of searches regarding the potential risk of local flooding in the Gloucestershire region will my property solicitor in Highnam actually carry out?

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An important component in the legal due diligence process involves the lawyer carrying out property environmental searches that set out some details about the potential Highnam flooding. A significantly more detailed conveyancing search, such as the Homecheck search, may be advised by a qualified Highnam conveyancing solicitor if in the event that the enviro. search show that there is a flood risk.

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When should we instruct a conveyancer in Highnam?

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The straightforward answer is, earlier is preferable. The legal work can then commence straight away. Promptly instructing a firm can reduce any chance of your purchase or sale stalling.

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My husband and I are buying in Highnam, and would like to check that there are any areas of conservation.

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These areas classify areas defined as being of historical or architectural value. The local council will be able to advise further about local areas of conservation, and the solicitor handling your purchase should discuss what specific restrictions are in place.

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What are property searches?

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Conveyancing searches are a standard pack of questions requested by your conveyancing lawyer, for example a chancel search. Searches are not carried out by a property surveyor and will not give information on the physical condition of the property.