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Conveyancing in Long Ashton Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/07/17

Regional services information and addresses ;

The closest train station to Long Ashton is Parson Street. Long Ashton's closest airport is Bristol Airport.

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Long Ashton area information

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Clifton Suspension Bridge Bristol Historic Building and Bristol City Museum Aviation Museum are in Long Ashton.

The closest hospital for Long Ashton is Nuffield Bristol.

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We are trying to find low cost conveyancing. What should be watch out for?

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Many online and high street conveyancers advertise so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing'. However extra charges are frequently hidden in the small print. Homeward Legal quotes are not estimates, and offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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I plan to buy a home in Nailsea. Will a chancel search be needed?

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The conveyancer is likely to recommend that a chancel search be ordered, whichever parish in which the home being purchased is found. Through some Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) have exercised their right to impose chancel repairs on the current owners, a solicitor cannot state with certainty that a parish which has not been subject to chancel liability in the past will not be so in future. For property in the parish of Nailsea, it is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.

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Which local authority is responsible for Long Ashton?

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Long Ashton is located in North Somerset District Council, Town Hall, Walliscote Grove Road, Weston Super Mare, Somerset, BS23 1UJ, Tel: 01934 888 888

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We are buying with Monmouthshire Building Society, what will I need to know?

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Some lenders have reduced their 'solicitor panel'. This can mean higher legal costs for property purchasers. Homeward Legal can act on behalf of the vast majority of lenders.

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What particular property searches will my solicitor in Long Ashton get on a Long Ashton home?

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The routine conveyancing procedure will be to get Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search, Environment Search and Tin Search, and possibly specific searches, like a Cheshire Brine Search.

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Is a survey advisable when purchasing a property?

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We firmly recommend that home buyers in Long Ashton book a home surveyor if you are intending to buy in Long Ashton. There are a wide range of concerns which have a negative impact on a property. These include cracks in walls.

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Doing your own conveyancing without the assistance of a Long Ashton conveyancing solicitor appears to be becoming possible as a buyer and seller of a flat but would it actually be an unrealistic idea ?

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If you are so inclined use the various books to steer you, you can engage in the legal work without instructing Long Ashton property lawyer. In reality however, a conveyancer typically handles a large number of jobs such as chasing retention releases or identifying the most appropriate searches most of which need experience. Essentially DIY conveyancers will be working without relevant cover that firms and their solicitors are under a duty to have.

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Which Long Ashton mortgage lender panels are you on?

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Of lenders with branches around Long Ashton, we in conjunction with most. Lenders and mortgage specialists in Long Ashton include Pendragon Finance Ltd, 65 Weston Rd, Long Ashton, Bristol, BS41 9AB.

 
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