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Conveyancing in Lichfield Q & A's

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Updated: 03/12/16

Local area services information

Lichfield's closest airport is Birmingham Airport (17 miles). East Midlands Airport is 24 miles and Wolverhampton Business Airport Airport is 22 miles away. The closest station to Lichfield is Lichfield City, almost a mile away.

Commuters are well catered for with Lichfield situated with excellent road access approximately 3 miles off the M6T Junction 5 Northbound.

The neighbouring hospital for Lichfield is St Johns Lichfield.

Q.

We need discount conveyancing in Lichfield. What is included?

A.

This catches out many property buyers and sellers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted, and many solicitors promote supposedly cheap conveyancing. However additional fees may increase your final bill. Charges ought to be fair and reasonable and be applicable solely where your solicitor is required to complete extra work on your behalf, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Any disbursements ought to be listed on a conveyancing quote. Our online calculator will create an accurate quote for your buy.

Q.

It seems that manganese (Mn) soil contamination may be an issue in Lichfield. Please advise.

A.

Restrictions exist to prevent future topsoil contamination, decades after exposure the effect of some contaminants can be felt. Other sources of contaminated land include polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs).

Q.

We have found plenty of on and offline documents on the subject of do it yourself conveyancing. That being the case, do I have to use conveyancing solicitor in Lichfield ?

A.

There is absolutely no argument why a seller cannot decide to embark on the greater majority of the legal work without the help of a specialist property lawyer in Lichfield.

However, a property solicitor typically handles a significant number of activities such as stock transfer forms and applying for searches many of which need experience. More importantly DIY conveyancers are not covered by the appropriate professional indemnity insurance that all firms and their solicitors are obligated to carry.

Q.

Will we need a chancel liability search? I am buying a flat in Lichfield.

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Owners of property near to nearby church property may be required to contribute towards repairs. This is referred to as chancel repair liability. Some names or words such as 'abbeylands' give an indication of a property's history, and thus whether chancel liability may apply. Lichfield church lands where a chancel search may be necessary include Christ Church, S.Chad, S.John's Hospital and S.Mary.

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Which local authority is responsible for Lichfield?

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Lichfield is located in Lichfield District Council, District Council House, Frog Lane, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 6YY, Tel: 01543 308 000

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What causes sale conveyancing to take months to complete?

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Lichfield conveyancing will occasionally be subject to numerous interruptions or delays, Homeward Legal, however, strive to reduce their cost if it can be achieved. Delays can include a slow firm acting for the lender.

Q.

I am purchasing in Lichfield. Can I check that the property is in a conservation area?

A.

There are numerous conservation areas located near Lichfield. Conservation areas in Lichfield include Bonehill. Living in a conservation area can mean protection for parks and green spaces, but the restrictions adds to upkeep costs. A lawyer will address the consequences of purchasing property in a conservation area.

Q.

We are buying a property where the seller has unfortunately installed cladding on the property which we think may break Guisborough conservation area guidelines.

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Lichfield local authority enquiries carried out by a property lawyer in the process of the conveyancing will confirm if the property is inside a conservation area proof of council approval for additions to the property will be required.

 
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