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Conveyancing in Salisbury Q & A's

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Updated: 23/10/17

Local travel information:

In reference to the most recent (2011) national census Salisbury's residential population is 232,524 spread over an area of 414,462 acres giving a density of residential population of 0.6 people per acre.

Salisbury's closest airport is Bournemouth International Airport (20 miles). Southampton Airport is 21 mile and away. The closest station to Salisbury is Salisbury.

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Salisbury area info

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Mompesson House National Trust Old Sarum English Heritage and Wilton St Mary Old Church Churches Conservation Trust are in Salisbury.

The closest hospital to Salisbury is Salisbury, District.

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How do we find the best conveyancing rates for a £741k residence?

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Many online and high street law firms offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but extra fees may be added into small print, left unregarded by busy homeowners Extra fees found in terms of engagement ought to be fair and reasonable.

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In Salisbury, are there services of contaminated topsoil remediation?

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In Salisbury, remediation may be possible. Speak to Hewlett Turf & Landscapes Ltd, The Bays/Shaftesbury Rd, Barford St. Martin, Salisbury, SP3 4BL for more detail.

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What kind of conveyancing searches in connection with the uncertain risk of a flood in Wiltshire will the conveyancing solicitor in Salisbury be able to do for a Regency property we are intending to purchase?

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Your solicitor applies for standard formal environmental searches that will include Salisbury area flood risk information.

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Could the costs for our conveyancing incorporate any hidden fees?

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Unfortunately, it is common practice for some firms to hide fees in small print. Homeward Legal's solicitors

will not charge any additional costs. Some solicitors only estimate conveyancing costs. The bill you receive on completion can be much greater.

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If my family are buying a Salisbury flat on the same street as a church constructed in the 16th Century, do I need to get a chancel liability search?

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Where land in Salisbury was once owned by a lay-rector, new owners of that property may be obliged to subsidise maintenance of local churches. Some names or words such as 'rectory' give an indication of a property's history, and thus whether chancel liability may apply. Salisbury church properties where a chancel search may be appropriate include St Mark, St Martin, Fisherton Anger St Paul and St Martin.

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Salisbury property solicitors carry out some conveyancing searches when they are acting for a buyer,, but which particular searches?

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If buying and taking out a mortgage, your lender insist that at least the following for Salisbury: Local Authority Search, Drainage Search (Con29DW or personal) and Environmental as well as any specific local Salisbury searches for example Official Search of whole with priority.

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We are on a deadline and will need to organise a fast purchase, what should we organise to speed up our conveyancing process?

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As is often argued, a fast transaction is crucial to is to employing a proactive solicitor. When selecting a solicitor, you should ask yourself the following: Which communication methods do they use? Days can be wasted waiting for letters in the post which could be emailed or faxed. Are they 'no move, no fee'? This can incentivise a faster transaction. Did you experience any delays when requesting a quote?

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What can a Salisbury property lawyer do when the home we hope to invest in is inside a local authority conservation area and has unapproved windows fitted?

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Your conveyancing solicitor is required to identify whether the property is inside a designated conservation area, and if so whether any alterations have the appropriate consents from the local planning authority.