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Conveyancing in Raunds Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 20/04/17

Raunds data:

The closest airport to Raunds is Cambridge City Airport (32 miles). The closest station to Raunds is Wellingborough.

Rushden is the most convenient hospital to Raunds.

Q.

We are trying to find affordable conveyancing, we are on a tight budget.

A.

Several firms claim to offer theoretically cheap conveyancing, but extra costs can inflate the final bill. Fees included in your solicitor's terms needs to be fair. The online quote calculator can generate an accurate statement of the legal fees for the property you plan to buy.

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What does a Raunds conveyancing lawyer advise if the maisonette we hope to buy is inside the boundary of a East Northamptonshire planning authority conservation area which has conspicuous doors installed?

A.

East Northamptonshire council Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search conducted by your Raunds conveyancing solicitor in the process of the conveyancing will determine the existence of suitable consent for additions to the property.

Q.

Is a building survey necessary when buying a property?

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It is strongly recommended that the majority of purchasers in Raunds arrange a home buyer survey. It is a fact that there are a wide range of issues which have a negative impact on a property, which are not included in your mortgage lender's valuation, for example poor ventilation or subsidence.

Q.

Raunds lawyers order some property when they are acting for a home purchase client but what specific ones?

A.

If taking out a mortgage the lender requires you to specific searches, including these searches - Local Authority Search, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environment Search, and occasionally specific searches e.g. a Limestone Search.

Q.

Environmental searches may be standard procedure for home buyers but in light of recent flooding for instance the flooding in Sept 2012 in the East Midlands are they comfort enough to confirm enough about the local Raunds flood risk?

A.

Your solicitor in Raunds should also get environmental searches (Landmark database search) if the environmental searches identifies any kind of local Raunds flood risk.

You can always speak to a next door neighbour for some more assurance if still concerned.

Q.

Which local authority looks after Raunds?

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Raunds is located in East Northamptonshire District Council, East Northamptonshire House, Cedar Drive, Thrapston, Northhants, NN14 4LZ, Call: 01832 742 000

Q.

What are fixtures and fittings?

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House purchasers in Raunds are often frustrated by confusion over which fixtures and fittings will be included. Completion or agreement of a fixtures and fittings form is unfortunately often left to the last minute, when a dispute may jeopordise the transaction.

Q.

What authority has overall responsibility for overseeing the state of repair of the conservation areas in Raunds?

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English Heritage have created details of the condition of conservation areas in England as well as the risk of a worsening of the condition of the area.

Conservation area matters like street furniture or ugly shop fronts are overseen by the local authority (East Northamptonshire).

 
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