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Conveyancing in Longhope Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/01/18

Longhope information

Longhope's closest airport is Gloucester Airport (13 miles). Defford Airport (disused) Airport is 21 mile away and Longhope's nearest train station is Gloucester at 9 miles.

Dilke Memorial Ruspidge is a nearby hospital.

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What are the best conveyancing rates for a £195,000 property?

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Confusion over this topic catches out many homeowners, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many firms offer so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. However extra costs will be included in the solicitor's terms of engagement. Applicable disbursements should be included on a Longhope conveyancing quote Costs ought to be reasonable and be applied only where your solicitor must perform additional tasks in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Based on the property you intend to buy, our online quote calculator will generate an accurate statement of conveyancing fees.

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What does the Longhope conveyancing solicitor advise if the flat we hope to invest in is situated in a Forest of Dean planning authority conservation area that possibly has unsightly artificial stone cladding fitted?

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The local authority searches carried out by a solicitor as part of the conveyancing will verify the existence of the appropriate authorisation for any additions to the building.

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How can we verify if a property is in a designated conservation area?

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The neighbourhoods around Longhope will include several areas of historical merit designated as conservation areas. A solicitor will address the impact buying in a conservation area may have and advise further.

Q.

Should you get a chancel search? I am purchasing a flat conversion in Longhope.

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The judgement in a landmark case in 2003 confirmed that chancel repair liability could be enforced. Liability has the potential to impact the value of a property, but insurance is available should an obligation to fund repairs be enforced. Ecclesiastical properties in Longhope include All Saints.

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To complete on our leasehold flat purchase ASAP, how can we arrange a fast completion?

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It is a truism that instructing a proactive, diligent property lawyer is the key to fast Longhope conveyancing. Ask these questions when identifying your conveyancer:

  • Which communication methods do they use? Days can be wasted waiting for letters in the post which could be emailed or faxed.
  • Do they offer 'instant' online quotes?
  • How soon will they order searches?

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In regards to the major flooding in Sept 2012 in South West England, we are anxious that flood searches may not be sufficient?

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A qualified Longhope property solicitor will suggest that you get additional conveyancing searches (Landmark database search) if the enviro searches establishes a significant risk Longhope flood risk area data

Why not get in touch with a neighbour to gain more confidence.

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How many weeks may conveyancing take? We have a buyer ready.

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The number of weeks required to sell or purchase a home is not wholly predictable, influenced by a broad set of concerns such as whether the property is leasehold. With our Longhope property specialists, your sale or purchase is handled as fast as possible, without compromising on service.

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Which local authority is responsible for Longhope?

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Longhope is located in Forest of Dean District Council, Council Offices, High Street, Coleford, Gloucestershire GL16 8BH, Tel: 01594 810 000