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Conveyancing in Northam Q & A's

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Updated: 22/10/17

Northam attractions

Bursledon Hants Windmill, Southamton Hall of Aviation Aviation Museum and Medieval Merchants House English Heritage are in the vicinity of Northam.

Northam is nearby at within three miles of junction entry 14 Northbound of the M3.

Northam's closest airport is Southampton, Mitchell Way Airport (3 miles). Southampton Airport is 3 miles, Bembridge IoW Airport is 21 mile s, Sandown IoW Airport is 21 mile and Bournemouth International Airport is 22 miles away. The closest station to Northam is St Denys.

The closest hospital to Northam is Royal South Hants Southampton.

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What are the best rates for conveyancing for a £685,000 residence?

A.

Many online and high street firms advertise supposedly cheap conveyancing quotes, but extra charges are often hiding in the solicitor's terms of engagement. Third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid should be included on a Northam conveyancing quote

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Bookshops and the web both have a growing number online handbooks going into great depth on DIY conveyancing. Do we want to use a Northam property solicitor ?

A.

There is no argument why a buyer cannot do the your own conveyancing on your own.

The truth is however that a property lawyer is familiar with a significant number of assignments e.g. chasing deeds and DS1 documents and interpreting management accounts most of which really need a qualified professional. Despite that legal firms must have the applicable indemnity insurance that ultimately protects you in the event of any omissions on the part of the solicitor.

Q.

The maisonette being purchased is on a ex-industrial use land. Is caesium soil contamination likely?

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Regulations have been passed to control pollution, waste, water and chemical contamination. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Northam, including local authorities.

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What is the council tax on a Fifties semi-detached Band B home in Northam?

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You should be contain the houses band in the title report. The latest tax charges for homes in Northam are set out online at the Southampton council site. At the time of writing on 07 December 2012 band rates are:

  • Band A - £965.00
  • Band B - £1,125.00
  • Band C - £1,286.00
  • Band D - £1,447.00
  • Band E - £1,768.00
  • Band F - £2,090.00
  • Band G - £2,411.00
  • Band H - £2,894.00

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Which local factors can impact land in Northam?

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A range of contaminants can lessen the value of residential property in Northam . Contaminants like landfill sites or radioactive substances in the region will be considered as part of the environmental searches.

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Does Homeward Legal deal with the conveyancing for auction properties in Northam?

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Yes - Homeward Legal is very capable working with buyers and sellers at auction. Traditionally difficult to value auction lots like in need of serious reconstruction, are listed at property auctions and these need added fact-finding. Lawyers therefore strongly recommend purchasers to instruct a suitable conveyancing lawyer before the property auction to allow time for a detailed review of the lot. Post actual auction, your lawyer needs to be prepared for conclude the legal side of things within 28 days after exchange of contracts as required by the auction conditions.

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Will a Northam property lawyer carry out any property conveyancing searches on the Hampshire forties terraced property I am intending to buy?

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The regular legal protocol is to obtain Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environment Search, and possibly less common searches for example Limestone Search.

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Flood searches are assessed from archived records but when one considers climate change, such as the fact that 2012 was second wettest year since records began,, are they in fact the ideal way t ascertain sufficient information about the local Northam flood risk?

A.

A Northam conveyancer will recommend that you get additional conveyancing and environmental searches if the standard search spots a any kind of Northam flooding risk.

For extra peace of mind it may be sensible to contact a local resident.