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Conveyancing in Hungerford Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 17/04/17

Commuting from Hungerford? ;

Hungerford's nearest airport is Blackbushe Airport (30 miles). and Hungerford's nearest train station is Hungerford.

Savernake Marlborourgh is the closest hospital.

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How do I find the best rates for conveyancing for a 157,000 home?

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Various law firms advertise so-called cheap conveyancing quotes. Often additional fees can inflate the solicitor's invoice. Any additional fees should be fair. Our online quote calculator will generate an accurate quote for your transaction.

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If my family are buying in Hungerford, should you get a chancel liability search?

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Potentially amounting to over £100,000 in repair cost obligations, chancel liability should be considered by buyers of Hungerford property likely to be affected. A chancel search will confirm whether liability for Hungerford properties is likely to exist. The solicitor acting on your behalf will confirm that a chancel search is appropriate. Church of England properties in this area which may give rise to chancel liability include St Lawrence.

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Why does purchase conveyancing legal work require weeks?

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The conveyancing process in Hungerford can be lengthy. Homeward Legal understand that these can cause considerable stress and aim to reduce the burden of these delays by pushing all parties involved. Reasons for delay may include the length of time it takes for the managing agent or landlord to respond to queries.

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Which individual property conveyancing searches does a Hungerford lawyer carry out when instructed on a Hungerford property?

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Normal conveyancing protocol will be to obtain Local Authority, Drainage Search (Con29DW or personal) and Environment Search, and possibly specific local searches for instance Cheshire Brine Search.

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How do we avoid paying for stamp duty to HM Revenue?

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Stamp duty scheme is not recommended for purchases in Hungerford. These schemes are highly expensive and unreliable. There have been several legal initiatives, such as for first-time buyers.

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Are there many conservation areas in Hungerford?

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There are several conservation areas in or near Hungerford. Hungerford itself is named as a conservation area. You may wish to contact the local authority if you have specific questions, but your solicitor will investigate this in detail during the property transaction.

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What type of local checks in connection with the potential risk of local flooding around Berkshire will my property lawyer in Hungerford be able to carry out on an investment property I am going to purchase?

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A conveyancing lawyer will conduct standard protocol conveyancing and environmental searches that will include Hungerford area flood risk data.

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When do I need to instruct a conveyancer in Hungerford?

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In the vast majority of cases, the sooner you instruct a firm, the better. The legal work can then begin immediately. Prompt instruction of a conveyancing firm to act for you on your Hungerford transaction for a purchase may mean that you can shave days off the process by having the details of your instructed solicitor ready when you make an offer, or, if you are selling a property, paperwork can be prepared, even before a buyer is found.

 
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