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Conveyancing in Oughtibridge Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/07/17

Local data:

The closest train station to Oughtibridge is Chapeltown. Oughtibridge's nearest airport is Sheffield City Airport (7 miles). Robin Hood Airport is 22 miles and away.

Northern General Sheffield is the neighbouring hospital.

Q.

We are looking for a low cost conveyancing estimate. Will we get a quote or and estimate?

A.

Misleading conveyancing quotes catch out many buyers, leaving them to pay sometimes £100s more than planned. Many firms advertise supposedly cheap conveyancing. However additional charges are frequently hidden in the terms and conditions. Any fees listed in terms of engagement ought to be fair and clearly defined. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

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What length of time will the legal work to transfer a property usually require, according to your estimates?

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The number of weeks taken to transact a residence is not wholly predictable. This is according to a broad set of issues affecting the property, for example, whether it is a leasehold property being transferred. Our solicitors ensure a sale, purchase or transfer of equity receives fast and efficient service.

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Would arranging a Homebuyer Report be required if we are buying property?

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The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors suggest that most Oughtibridge buyers instruct a RICS surveyor to carry out a survey. Numerous defects can negatively affect a property, for example unsafe chimney circulation, and issues such as these are not likely to be investigated as part of the conveyancing itself.

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How much will the fees for the conveyancing searches in Oughtibridge come to?

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With Homeward Legal, a purchase conveyancing client in Oughtibridge charged at a maximum £249 for the standard search bundle. Conveyancing searches are disbursements paid to a third party, and will be charged at cost.

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For fast conveyancing to buy a £787,000 house, what can we do to accelerate the process?

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Essential to fast conveyancing is to instruct a proactive, diligent conveyancing solicitor. There are, in addition, a range of things you could do to get moving sooner, such as, encouraging your conveyancing solicitor to carry out searches promptly, replying to your conveyancing solicitor by phone, fax or email and organising your finances.

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If we are purchasing in the parish of , will we need a chancel search?

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The solicitor instructed to handle the transaction could advise that a chancel search is ordered, irrespective of the parish where the house being bought is found. In older areas of Oughtibridge, chancel repair dues can be collected on the current owners of a house where parish councils may have spared previous owners or tenants.

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I am selling in Oughtibridge, and have had a conveyancing quote from you. Are there any additional charges?

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Homeward Legal's solicitors do not hide any additional charges for your conveyancing legal work. Some conveyancers give 'quotes' which are in fact estimates, meaning that you could pay much more when you complete.

Q.

What local factors can contaminate land in Oughtibridge, and will they be thoroughly investigated?

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A broad range of contaminants caused by human activities can damage Oughtibridge property, like proposed erection of mobile masts and proximity to scrap yards. An environmental search will give more information. Contamination can be caused by Oughtibridge waste sites, including Coumes Vale, Off Old Lane, South Yorkshire, S35 0HH.

 
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