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Conveyancing in Quedgeley Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 20/04/17

Local information:

Quedgeley is roughly 1 1/2m of the M5 junction entry 12 Northbound.

Quedgeley's closest train station is Gloucester at 3 miles. The closest airport to Quedgeley is Gloucester Airport (7 miles). Defford Airport (disused) Airport is 20 miles away.

The closest hospital to Quedgeley is Gloucester Royal.


What are the best conveyancing rates for a £725,000 house?


Many firms advertise 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often additional fees may inflate the final invoice. The disbursements to be paid ought to be listed on any quote for conveyancing in Quedgeley Extrasfound in your solicitor's terms should be fair and clearly defined and be applied only where the conveyancer must complete additional work in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.


In regards to the widespread flooding in Sept 2012 in South West England I am asking whether flood risk searches may not be exacting enough?


A qualified conveyancing solicitor in Quedgeley will consider also get flood searches if the initial searches establishes a significant risk Quedgeley area flood risk

It may be prudent to converse with a neighbour or local resident to gain additional comfort.


What do searches refer to?


These searches are a prescribed bundle of enquiries ordered by the purchaser's property lawyer with several agencies, and consider legal-related matters.


Is gazumping frequent in Quedgeley?

The practice of choosing to reject a previously accepted offer on a house when a better offer is made by a second buyer is called gazumping. The risk of gazumping is present in any transaction. The first step in reducing the chance that gazumping will effect you is to instruct a solicitor as soon as possible.


The home in Quedgeley being purchased is on a brownfield site. Supposedly aluminium top-soil contamination may be an issue.


Restrictions exist to restrict top-soil contamination, some contaminants, however, can impact the local environment years after exposure. Metal contamination of top-soil in Quedgeley is more likely to occur near ex-industrial or waste handling sites. Data on other contaminants, like water contaminants such as industrial chemicals and trichloroethylene, will also be included in an environmental search.


Do you have good solicitors that carry out residential property auction conveyancing in Quedgeley?


Our CQS solicitors regularly take instructions from bidders at auction. Homeward Legal tend to suggest purchasers to select a lawyer well before the auction to give enough time for a detailed review of the legal papers for the lot.

Immediately following the day of bidding, your conveyancing solicitor has to be ready for carry out the legal work in less than 28 days, a requirement of terms and conditions of sale.


The agent has named a law firm. Do I need to instruct this solicitor?


It is not uncommon for agents in Ferndown to recommend a solicitors firm. However, if they are paid a referral fee, an agent may select the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not the law firm with the best reputation.


Which local authority looks after Quedgeley?


Quedgeley is located in South Gloucestershire Council, The Council Offices, Castle Street, Thornbury, South Gloucestershire, BS35 1HF, phone: 01454 868 009