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Conveyancing in Skipton Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 15/07/17

Skipton's closest airport is Leeds Bradford Airport. Cononley train station is about 3 miles from Skipton.

Skipton General is a nearby hospital.

Q.

How do we find a cheap solicitor in Skipton for buying a leasehold property?

A.

Confusion over this matter affects many buyers who opted for a very cheap quote, only to be stung later in the conveyancing process. Many solicitors offer theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', however additional fees will be included in the terms of engagement. These terms are often ignored by excited buyers, eager to get underway. We offer quotes, not estimates, and clearly state all legal fees you pay for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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If I plan to buy near Skipton, in the parish of Patrick Brompton, do we need a chancel search?

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A property solicitor could advise that a chancel search is ordered. Although some Parochial Church Councils have chosen to charge chancel repairs on new owners of affected property, there is no way to be certain that a parish where repair costs have not been paid before, that this will not automatically be the case for future owners, so the solicitor will be unable to make any guarantees, and will recommend insurance.

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If Skipton a contaminated plot is found in an environmental search, can the top soil be remedied?

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Remediation can often be possible, though expensive, and a local provider including Northern Turf, 42 Sawley St, Skipton, BD23 1SX can provide more detail.

Q.

Do many designated conservation areas in Skipton have the potential to constrain us?

Conservation areas indicate regions of special architectural or historic interest. The benefits of such restrictions will include protection for trees and other flora, but they can make repairs more costly or time-consuming.

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When my partner and I are buying a house on the same street as an ecclesiastical parish in Skipton, would you recommend that we get a chancel search?

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In Skipton, some owners can be required to fund maintenance of a medieval church. A chancel search is used to check that such a liability exists. Your solicitor will suggest an appropriate indemnity policy to address chancel liability. Church properties in the area include Christ Church, Draughton St Augustine and Holy Trinity.

Q.

In respect of the serious flooding in Leeds I am questioning if property conveyancing searches aren't thorough enough?

A.

Conveyancing searches applied for by the Skipton property solicitor will also include a more in depth Landmark flood search if required.

You can always converse with a local resident for that extra peace of mind or local Yorkshire, North Riding flood repair builder try ISS Damage Control, 16 Airedale Business Centre/Keighley Rd, Skipton, BD23 2TZ Tel: 01756 790907.

Q.

We are selling in Skipton, and have had a conveyancing quote from you. Are there any additional fees?

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No. Homeward Legal's solicitors never hide any additional fees for any reason. A Homeward Legal conveyancing quote is an honest and accurate price the legal expenses for your move.

Q.

We are buying a sixties investment property in a conservation area in Skipton. Where can I find more details relating to the state of upkeep of the conservation area?

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Local conservation areas are specified by the local authority (Bradford) who preside over everything from building materials to plastic box signs. English Heritage have conducted a survey and created details about the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas as well as the exposure to the area falling into disrepair.

 
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