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Conveyancing in Highnam Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/10/17

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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Do we need a chancel search if I am intending to buy in the parish of Norton?

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A solicitor responsible for your move might recommend a chancel search. Chancel repair has the potential to be charged on the owners of a home where church councils have not imposed the same liability on the last owners. It is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.

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Where can I go about check if the Highnam conservation area we are buying in is not being properly maintained?

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Local conservation areas are specified by the local authority (Gloucester) who administer everything from including things like street guard rails, rear extensions and the historic layout of roads. Following a campaign, English Heritage have produced information about the condition of conservation areas in Highnam and throughout England as well as the vulnerability.

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Do Homeward Legal administer the legal conveyancing of residential property auction properties in Highnam?

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Our CQS solicitors often act for buyers at auction. Conveyancers strongly encourage bidders to select a SRA regulated lawyer well before the date of the auction to allow sufficient time for a thorough investigation of the documents.

Following the auction day your Homeward Legal lawyer is wholly geared up to completing the purchase within a as tight time frame as usually required .

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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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I am going to a property auction and will need to guarantee fast conveyancing, what do we need to guarantee?

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As is often reported, a faster move is key to instruct a proactive and experienced solicitor. There are numerous things you as the buyer can also do to accelerate the legal work, such as, requesting status updates from the solicitor regularly, completing all forms as soon as possible and if you intend to get a house survey, doing so as early as you can.

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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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Should I select the lawyer that commonly works with by our estate agent in Umberleigh?

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Estate agent recommendations are a common practice path whereby buyers get a solicitor. However, if they are paid a referral fee, some agents may 'recommend' the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the best value for you.