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Conveyancing in New Forest Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 17/10/17

Local area and health information and addresses ;

The nearest station to New Forest is Ashurst New Forest. New Forest's nearest airport is Bournemouth International Airport (11 miles s). Southampton Airport is 13 miles and away.

Fenwick Lyndhurst is the nearest hospital for New Forest.

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How do I find the best conveyancing rates in New Forest for a £446,000 property?

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Both high-street and online law firms purport to offer so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but extra charges are frequently hidden in the terms of engagement which unwary homeowners fail to check. Any disbursements to be paid should be included on a quote. The online quote calculator can generate an accurate statement of the legal fees for the property you plan to buy.

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Is homewardlegal.co.uk set up to move quickly on the conveyancing of residential property auction properties in New Forest?

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Our recommended conveyancing firms in New Forest often handle the legal work for bidders at auction. Homeward Legal invariably encourage auction buyers to select a qualified conveyancing firm prior to the day of the auction to allow time for a full investigation of the sellers legal pack. Subsequently, following the property auction date, your lawyer should be focused on conclude the legal side of things in under 28 days after exchange, a requirement of terms of sale.

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Which mortgage lender panels in New Forest are your solicitors members of?

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We have worked with the majority of lenders serving New Forest home purchasers. New Forest lenders and mortgage specialists include Threshold Mortgages, 35 Carlton Cr, Southampton, SO15 2EW, At Mortgages, 35-37 Victoria Rd, Southampton, SO19 9DY, and Umbrella Financial Services, 7 London Rd, Southampton, SO15 2AE.

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What type of due diligence into the potential risk of flooding in the Hampshire area will the property lawyer in New Forest check out?

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Your property lawyer will conduct property environmental searches that will include New Forest flood risk area data information.

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What do property searches refer to?

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Conveyancing searches are a typical pack of enquiries requested by your conveyancing lawyer through particular organisations, including a local authority search, and only relate to issues and defects relating to the property's legal title.

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Which factors will contaminate land in New Forest. Are these properly investigated?

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Residential property in New Forest is contaminated by several natural and human-influenced issues, such as brine works. An environmental search can provide much more clarity.

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What is the council tax on a Sixties semi-detached Band A building in New Forest?

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You should be include your house's council tax band as part of the report on title.

The latest tax charges for New Forest are tabled at the New Forest council site. At the time of authoring (14 June 2012) the different rates are:

  • Band A - £978.00
  • Band B - £1,141.00
  • Band C - £1,304.00
  • Band D - £1,466.00
  • Band E - £1,792.00
  • Band F - £2,118.00
  • Band G - £2,444.00
  • Band H - £2,933.00

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Which body looks after for monitoring the state of neglect New Forest conservation areas?

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Following a campaign, English Heritage have produced information in relation to the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas in England in addition to the trend of the area. Local conservation areas are nominated by the local authority (New Forest) who regulate conservation area concerns from including things like derelict buildings, side extensions and whether trees can be cut down.