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Conveyancing in Malpas Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 09/01/18

Local area information

Malpas's nearest station is Whitchurch at 5 miles. The nearest airport to Malpas is Howarden Airport (14 miles). Liverpool John Lennon Airport is 23 miles and away.

Whitchurch is the closest hospital for Malpas.

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How do I get fixed rate conveyancing in Malpas?

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This catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted, and many firms offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. However extra fees are often hiding in the terms, left unregarded by busy buyers Any disbursements to be paid must also be stated on the quote Any costs should be fair and clearly defined. They only apply to matters if your conveyancer must perform additional tasks in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.

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Which environmental factors will contaminate land in Malpas. Are they a problem?

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Malpas property will be contaminated by many environmental concerns, like shallow mining or proximity to scrap yards. An environmental search will give more detail.

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I plan to buy a rectory in the parish of Great Budworth. Will we need a chancel search?

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Whether you are buying a property in Malpas or elsewhere in the county, the conveyancing solicitor may suggest that a chancel search is ordered. In Malpas's much older areas, chancel repair dues can be collected on new owners of a property where Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) have previously chosen not to do so, so indemnity insurance may be advisable even if liability is unlikely.

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We are buying in Malpas, and would like to confirm that there are many areas of conservation.

Conservation areas characterise neighbourhoods registered as being of architectural merit. The local authority will be able to offer more information about local conservation areas, and the property solicitor handling your purchase will discuss the relevant responsibilities you would be taking on by purchasing in a conservation area.

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How soon should we instruct a solicitor?

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In the vast majority of cases, as soon as possible. The legal work can then commence straight away. Early instruction of a solicitor for a purchase allows 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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Which individual property does a Malpas conveyancing solicitor carry out when buying a Malpas property?

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The conventional conveyancing procedure will be to get these searches - Local Authority (council), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal), Environmental and Cheshire Brine Search (Coal Authority) and, depending on certain criteria, specific searches for instance Commons Registration Search.

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Our estate agent in New Farnley has referred the property solicitor that they have used before. Must I use this firm?

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An agent in New Farnley can influence one or more conveyancing firms they refer a large number of clients to, and can therefore exert pressure on a solicitor to wrap up the process as soon as possible, however, these referrals should be compared to other online or local firms, as there is a risk that the agent may suggest whichever firm pays the most per referral, not the best solicitor for your needs.

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Are there many mortgage lenders with Malpas offices?

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We have worked closely with many lenders registered with the Council of Mortgage Lenders. A number of mortgage specialists operate in Malpas, including Deva Finance Ltd, 1/Worley Court/Bolesworth Road, Tattenhall, Chester, CH3 9HL, 1994 Ltd, 4 Friarsgate/White Friars, Chester, CH1 1XG, and Charnock Steve, Regus House/Herons Way, Chester Business Park, Chester, CH4 9QR.