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Conveyancing in Mortimer Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/01/18

Regional travel and health service information

Mortimer's nearest station is Mortimer. Mortimer's nearest airport is Blackbushe Airport (10 miles). Farnborough (TAG London) Airport is 14 miles, White Waltham Airport is 16 miles, and Booker Airport is 20 miles away.

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Local Mortimer attractions

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Silchester Roman City Walls and Amphitheatre English Heritage and Riseley Wellington Country Park Country Park are situated in Mortimer.

The most convenient hospital to Mortimer is Prospect Park Reading.

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We are looking for a low cost conveyancing quote. What do we need to consider?

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Several solicitors purport to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', however additional costs are often hiding in the terms of engagement. This small print is often not read by buyers in a hurry. Any additional costs ought to be clearly defined.

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How does a property solicitor in Mortimer investigate the potential risk of floods around Mortimer?

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A key component in the conveyancing process involves your conveyancer conducting environmental searches that offer details in relation to Mortimer flood risk area data.

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What are Mortimer 'conveyancing searches'?

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Searches are a standardised set of enquiries requested by the buyer's property solicitor with several agencies. You should be aware that, searches cover solely legal facets of the purchase.

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Is contaminated land in Mortimer a concern for homes?

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Land in Mortimer may have been contaminated by a wide range of environmental factors, such as landfill sites. An environmental search can give more clarity.

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The ground-floor flat being purchased is on a former industrial site. Can the top-soil still be contaminated?

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Even where some contamination has occurred in Mortimer, risk levels are usually low. Land may also be contaminated by other sources, including chlorine.

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What does the Mortimer conveyancing lawyer advise if the property I am buying is within a conservation are in Basingstoke and Deane council and turns out to have incongruous windows fitted to it?

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Local authority searches carried out by a property lawyer should find out whether the Mortimer property a conservation area proof of planning authority consent for changes to the property will be requested.

In the event that no suitable consents be supplied, your solicitor will advise you of the best alternative like obtaining an indemnity policy or requesting retrospective consent from the appropriate local authority.

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What do fixtures and fittings relate to?

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Generally speaking, fixtures are permanently fixed to walls, floors or ceilings securely and fixtures can be more easily removed. Fixtures and fittings are often overlooked, making agreement of a comprehensive list of included items so essential.

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When in the conveyancing process do I need to arrange a conveyancing solicitor?

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Generally, the sooner you instruct a solicitor, the better, as the legal work can start straight away. Instructing your solicitor earlier can reduce any chance of your sale or purchase falling though.