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Conveyancing in Nelson Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 15/10/17

Local area services and health service information and addresses ;

Nelson is roughly 1/4 miles off the M65 junction entry 13 Westbound.

Leeds Bradford Airport is 23 miles from Nelson. The closest train station to Nelson is Nelson, almost a mile away.

Nelson, Pendle Community is a relatively close hospital to Nelson.

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How do I get the best conveyancing rates in Nelson for a £424,000 house?

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Numerous solicitors promote so-called cheap conveyancing, but extra costs will be included in the small print. Any extra charges listed in your solicitor's terms should be fair and clearly defined. Homeward Legal quotes offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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Following recent news about the serious flooding in Sept 2012 in North West England we are apprehensive that property environmental searches aren't sufficient?

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Flood risk searches handled by your property solicitor in Nelson should include the more in depth Landmark flood search if required.

If you are nervous you could call a close neighbour or local Lancashire flooding repair expert, try SAS Ltd, Unit 45 Churchill Way, Nelson, BB9 6RT Tel: 01282 693369.

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Should I get a chancel search? I am buying on the same road as church grounds in Nelson.

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Property owners neighbouring church property in the locality must pay for repairs, where chancel repair liability exists. Liability has the potential to impact the value of a property, but insurance is available should an obligation to fund repairs be enforced. Church lands in this area where chancel liability may apply include St Bede, St John's Church Centre, St Mary and St Philip.

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Is a house survey required when we are purchasing a property in Nelson?

It is highly recommended that home buyers in Nelson instruct a surveyor to undertake a survey when you intend to buy in Nelson. A wide range of problems can affect a property, including roof spread.

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How can I find if any of the protected Nelson conservation areas are in a poor state?

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The most recent list of the condition of Nelsons conservation areas is assessed by English Heritage ( a non departmental government body) and the following information is currently available at their site: Whitefield with Nelson marked as very bad with low vulnerability and condition improving significantly.

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I have found a plethora of manuals giving details on by passing the solicitor such as Bradshaw's Guide to Diy House Buying Selling and Conveyancing . Do we have to use property solicitor in Nelson ?

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There is absolutely no argument why a home seller cant embark on the majority of the legal work without an experienced property lawyer in Nelson.

However, a property solicitor in Nelson is in charge of a large number of roles from such as chasing notices/share certificates and identifying the most appropriate searches some of which are more safely handled with appropriate a qualified professional. More importantly DIY conveyancers do not have applicable indemnity insurance that all firms and their solicitors always take out.

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Are there many lenders with Nelson branches?

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The Homeward Legal group are able to work with all the major lenders providing financing to Nelson home purchasers. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include First Approach Mortgages Ltd, 8 Fairfield Rd, Nelson, BB9 9LU, Flexi Finance, 99 Leeds Rd, Nelson, BB9 9UA, and Prime Mortgage Solutions, 6 Cromwell Ter, Barrowford, Nelson, BB9 8PT. The lawyer whom you have instructed will be able to confirm additional costs or hurdles associated with your chosen lender.

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The residence being purchased is on a former industrial site. Could the soil be contaminated by industrial waste like arsenic (As)?

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Given the history of industry and agriculture in parts of Nelson, soil contamination is inescapable. Other sources of contaminated land include groundwater contamination and hazardous gases.