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Conveyancing in Mortimer Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/04/17

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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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Does the Mortimer solicitor get any property on the Hampshire Fifties semi-detached house I am purchasing

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The customary legal procedure will be to obtain Local Authority, Drainage Search (Con29DW or personal) and Environment Search and occasionally area-specific searches e.g. a Planning and local information.

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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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Which local authority is responsible for Mortimer?

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Mortimer is located in Bristol City Council, The Council House, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR, contact: 0117 922 2000

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What is the authority that is obliged for recording the standard of neglect the conservation areas in Mortimer?

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Conservation areas in Mortimer are created by the local authority (Basingstoke and Deane) who preserve conservation area concerns from including things like excessive road signs, side extensions and what can be demolished. English Heritage, a government body, have assembled details of the condition of conservation areas along with the vulnerability of the area.

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In respect of the fact that 2012 was second wettest year since 1920, I am anxious that conveyancing and environmental searches might not be sufficient?

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A diligent Mortimer property solicitor should always apply for detailed flood searches if the environmental conveyancing searches determine a risk of flooding in Mortimer

You might be able to also speak to a neighbour to gain more insight.

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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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How do I confirm that a residence is in a conservation area?

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Areas considered to be of historic or architectural significance, like model housing estates, may be designated as conservation areas. These restrictions adds to upkeep costs, but the benefits will include preservation of an area's historic charm. Your lawyer will be able to provide more details.

 
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