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Conveyancing in Olney Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 17/07/17

Local information:

Turweston Aerodrome Airport is 19 miles from Olney. Luton Airport is 24 miles and away. Olney's closest station is Milton Keynes Central at 9 miles.

Manor is a relatively close hospital to Olney.

Q.

What are the best conveyancing rates for a £553,000 house?

A.

Many property lawyers purport to offer theoretically cheap conveyancing, however extra charges may increase your final bill. Any extra costs which are listed in terms of engagement ought to be fair and clearly defined and only apply to matters if the lawyer is required to complete unexpected extra work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Your conveyancing quote ought to list costs to be paid to third parties, e.g. the Land Registry, (disbursements).

Q.

I am purchasing a property in North Marston. Is a chancel search appropriate?

A.

Your conveyancing lawyer might recommend a chancel search. Chancel repair may be apportioned on current owners of a property where church councils have not imposed the same liability on the last owners, so the solicitor will be unable to make any guarantees, and will recommend insurance.

Q.

When buying a an extended building in a conservation area. Where does one find details on the standard of upkeep of the conservation area?

A.

Local conservation areas are created by Milton Keynes who manage things like paths to the halting of poorly maintained pavements. English Heritage have produced a detailed

list about the state of repair of conservation areas in Olney and throughout England as well as the trend.

Q.

Our agent has referred a property solicitor. Do I need to instruct them?

A.

It is common practice for agents to endorse a law firm to handle your conveyancing. If the agent is paid a referral fee, however, there is a risk that the agent may suggest the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the most appropriate choice.

Q.

Is soil remediation of contaminated property available in Olney?

A.

If property in Olney has been contaminated, remediation may be possible, though expensive. Contact George Davies Turf Ltd, Newton Lodge/Spring La, Clifton Reynes, Olney, MK46 5DS for more insight.

Q.

We are buying on a brownfield site. Is the soil potentially contaminated?

A.

Olney's local area has a history of contamination from industry and natural causes, like much of the UK. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Olney, including local authorities.

Q.

Do you have good solicitors that manage residential property auction conveyancing in Olney?

A.

Our firm do frequently handle the legal work for buyers and sellers at auction. Conveyancers tend to inform purchasers to select a fast lawyer before the property auction date to give enough time for a thorough investigation of the sellers pack.

Subsequently, following the auction, your lawyer will need to be geared up to get through the legal side of things within 4 weeks as typically required by the terms of sale.

Q.

Which individual searches will a Olney solicitor apply for when acting on a Olney building?

A.

The customary legal protocol will be to get Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search and Environmental and occasionally area-specific searches for instance Planning.

 
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