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Conveyancing in Lichfield Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/04/17

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.

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We need discount conveyancing in Lichfield. What is included?

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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.

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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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How can push matters along and exchange on the legal process our jointly owned leasehold apartment in a narrow time frame, do you have fast solicitors in Lichfield ?

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We by default adopt a very take charge approach to conducting the conveyancing and title transfer to meet the clients needs.

Homeward Legals approach to conveyancing is different - we always use new land registry integrated systems . We also give clients a qualified conveyancer trained to communicate with all parties in the buyer and seller chain like mortgage lenders, for a quick sale.

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For a fast completion to buy a £878k home, what can we do to accelerate the process?

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Experienced buyers will tell you that instructing a proactive and experienced property lawyer is crucial to fast conveyancing. Consider the following when selecting:

  • Do they offer 'instant' online quotes?
  • Do they use email as the preferred mode of communication?
  • How soon will they order searches?

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Would acquiring a house survey be advisable when purchasing a property?

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It is highly recommended that all buyers in Lichfield arrange a surveyor. A range concerns can affect a property, including poor drainage or poor ventilation.

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

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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).

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How can I find if any of the conservation areas in Lichfield are in a bad state?

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The inventory of the state of Lichfields conservation areas is published by English Heritage (formerly Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England). The following details are currently listed at their site: Bonehill marked as very bad with medium vulnerability and improving.

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Flood searches are computed from archived information and when you factor in current events for example the major flooding last year in the Midlands are they in fact the ideal way t advise me enough about the Lichfield flood risk area?

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A competent lawyer in Lichfield should always include specialist environmental searches if the initial search establishes a Lichfield flood risk.

Sometimes property buyers to contact a neighbour to get extra peace of mind or nearby Staffordshire flood repair expert for example: Continuity, 30 Birchbrook Ind Pk/Lynn La, Shenstone, Lichfield, WS14 0DJ Tel: 01543 483583.

 
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