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Conveyancing in Somerset Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/07/17

Somerset's closest station is Bridgwater at 5 miles. The closest airport to Somerset is Bristol Airport.

Bridgwater is the nearest hospital for Somerset.

Q.

I need to find the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in Somerset. and what is included?

A.

Many buyers seeking discount conveyancing are caught out by the lure of very low conveyancing rates. Many solicitors promote 'the cheapest conveyancing'. However extra fees are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms of engagement. Fees included in terms and conditions should be fair and clearly defined. They be applicable solely where your solicitor must complete additional work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Homeward Legal quotes offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

Q.

Should we get a building survey?

A.

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors strongly recommend that home buyers in Somerset book a surveyor to undertake a survey if purchasing in Somerset. There can be many problems that will impact a property, which are not included in your mortgage lender's valuation, including dry rot.

Q.

For a fast exchange and completion on the purchase of a £ 470k house, what can we do to speed up the process?

A.

Contacting a proactive and experienced solicitor is the key to a fast conveyancing transaction. There are a number of things you as the purchaser can also do to accelerate the legal work, including, promptly answering your solicitor's questions, organising your finances and calling or emailing the solicitor, and chase them if you suspect any delays.

Q.

How long does conveyancing legal work need, in your opinion? I am buying in Somerset.

A.

The time required to sell or purchase residential property varies. This is affected by a number of legal considerations such as the tenure of the property. We strive to ensure your sale, purchase or remortgage receives fast and efficient service.

Q.

Are there many designated conservation areas in Somerset?

A.

Conservation areas distinguish regions of 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.

Q.

The property in Somerset being bought is on a brownfield site. Is the top-soil likely to remain contaminated by waste minerals like tungsten?

A.

Somerset agriculture or industry can cause soil contamination. Other sources of contaminated land include water contaminants such as petrol and trichloroethylene.

Q.

Which of the lender panels in Somerset are your solicitors on?

A.

The Homeward Legal group are able to work with all the major lenders assisting Somerset homebuyers. Somerset lenders and mortgage specialists include Lloyd Financial Management Ltd, 1 Heol Tir Coch, Efail Isaf, Pontypridd, CF38 1BW, Wear Insurance Network, 537 Topsham Rd, Exeter, EX2 7DL, and Mortgage Placement Centre Ltd, Sedgemoor House, Stathe, Bridgwater, TA7 0JN.

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How does the conveyancing solicitor in Somerset investigate the potential risk of flooding in Somerset for a Regency property I am buying?

A.

A residential property conveyancing lawyer will carry out formal conveyancing and environmental searches, which include Somerset area flood risk data. Depending on the results, the Somerset property lawyer may advocate a more involved (e.g. Landmark) detailed search.

 
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