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Conveyancing in Oakley Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/07/17

Oakley travel information:

The nearest train station to Oakley is Overton, around 3 miles away. The nearest airport to Oakley is Blackbushe Airport. Farnborough (TAG London) Airport is 18 miles, Southampton Airport is 22 miles and away.

Motorists are well catered for with Oakley having good road access less than three miles of Junction 7 Southbound of the M3.

North Hampshire is the nearest hospital to Oakley.

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What do you charge for the legal fees on a £496,000 home? I need to find a fixed rate conveyancing estimate.

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Numerous firms purport to offer so-called cheap conveyancing. Often extra costs are frequently hidden in the small print, left unread by preoccupied buyers

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What amount of time should conveyancing legal work take?

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The time taken to sell or purchase a property is not wholly predictable, dependent on numerous issues. Our solicitors ensure your transaction is handled quickly, and to the highest standard of service.

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When I am purchasing on the same road as a 1200s 'church furlong' in Oakley, is it advisable to get a chancel search?

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There are over 15,000 ecclesiastical parishes across England and Wales. Property owners within some of these may be required to fund the repair of a local church. Owners who have bought property prior to 2003 may be totally unaware that a liability exists if a chancel search was not carried out. A solicitor will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary, and recommend suitable insurance. Oakley church lands include St John's Church, St Leonard's, St Mary and St Mary.

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Is contaminated land a problem in Oakley?

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Numerous of contaminants caused by environmental factors can reduce the value of residential property in Oakley . Issues like other sources of contaminated land and sand or clay quarries will be reported on in environmental search results.

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Is homewardlegal.co.uk able to complete fast the conveyancing for property auction properties in Oakley?

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Indeed we are property auction specialists and commonly get instructed by buyers at auction. It is crucial for purchasers to appoint their chosen firm as early as possible to allow for a full review of the sellers pack before the actual auction.

After the auction day itself, a lawyer will need to be ready for finalise the legal process in under a month as required by the conditions of sale.

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We are intending to buy a medieval barn conversion in the parish of Lainston. Will a chancel search be important?

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A solicitor might recommend that a chancel search is ordered. Although some Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) have opted to impose chancel repairs on new owners of lay rectorships, there is no way to be certain that a parish which has not imposed liability will continue to be free from liability, so indemnity insurance may be advisable even if liability is unlikely.

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Why might conveyancing for a sale require months?

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The conveyancing process can take more time than budgeted. Homeward Legal endeavour to reduce the impact of these delays wherever a difference can be made by pushing all parties involved. Reasons for delay can include difficulties with mortgage finance.

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What does a Oakley conveyancing solicitor do if the house we are buying is in a conservation area and has unsanctioned roof antenna installed?

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The solicitor will find out whether the property is within a designated conservation area, and if so whether any modifications have the required consents.

 
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