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Conveyancing in Ramsgate Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 20/07/17

Local travel information:

The nearest train station to Ramsgate is Dumpton Park, around a mile away. The nearest airport to Ramsgate is Manston, Kent International Airport (3 miles).

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Ramsgate area info

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North Foreland Lighthouse, RAF Manston History Museum Aviation Museum and Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Building Aviation Museum are close at hand to Ramsgate.

The neighbouring hospital for Ramsgate is Margate, Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother.

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How do we find a discount conveyancing estimate in Ramsgate?

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Both high-street and online solicitors claim to offer so-called cheap conveyancing quotes. Often extra charges are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms. Additional fees which are listed in terms of engagement ought to be reasonable and clear. A quote ought to list any disbursements to be paid.

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How do I establish whether a property is in a designated conservation area?

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Buyers in Ramsgate should be aware of several local areas of conservation. Your solicitor will be able to provide more details and address the impact buying in a conservation area may have, regarding specific conservation areas in Ramsgate.

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What does 'fixtures and fittings' refer to?

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Generally speaking, fixtures are permanently fixed to walls, floors or ceilings, whereas fixtures are free-standing. Completion or agreement of a fixtures and fittings form is unfortunately often left to the last minute, when a dispute may jeopordise the transaction.

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At what point is it appropriate to instruct a conveyancing solicitor?

Generally, instructing as early as possible is better, as there are various tasks which may be performed very early in the process. Prompt instruction of a firm to act for you on your Ramsgate transaction for a purchase enables your offer may be taken more seriously if you already have a solicitor instructed, or, if you are selling a property, relevant information can be sourced sooner (this is particularly true for leasehold properties).

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What specific property does the Ramsgate property solicitor carry out on a Ramsgate house?

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The normal procedure is to get Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal), Environment Search and Coal Mining Search and occasionally unique particular such as Planning.

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What environmental concerns will contaminate land in Ramsgate?

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Residential property in Ramsgate may have been contaminated by numerous naturally-occurring factors. Contaminants like a proximate telecommunications base station will be reported on in environmental search results.

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In the next month we are looking to move out of our period building near Ramsgate to a new building in Queenborough . What is the optimum stage to select a home removal company?

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Homeward Legals advice is to avoid instructing removals until such time as you have decided a formal completion date that occurs after contracts are signed. Try Mr Move It, 14 Ashburnham Rd, Ramsgate, CT11 0BJ Phone: 07935 772425 or Milne & Sons, 52 Gwyn Rd, Ramsgate, CT12 6BD Tel: 01843 595372.

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If I plan to purchase in the parish of St Margaret at Cliffe, are we advised to get a chancel search?

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The solicitor responsible for your move is likely to recommend that a chancel search be taken out. Chancel repair may be apportioned on current owners of a house where Parochial Church Councils may have spared previous owners or tenants, so the solicitor will be unable to make any guarantees, and will recommend insurance.

 
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