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Conveyancing in South Brent Q & A's

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Updated: 15/07/17

Ivybridge station is about 4 miles from South Brent. The nearest airport to South Brent is Plymouth City Airport.

The closest hospital to South Brent is Totnes.

Q.

How do we find the best conveyancing rates in South Brent for a £417k residence?

A.

Numerous solicitors promote 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but additional costs will be included in the terms and conditions. These terms are often ignored by excited buyers and sellers, eager to get underway. Extra costs needs to be reasonable. They be applicable solely where the lawyer is required to perform tasks outside a normal transaction on your behalf, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

Q.

Which local authority looks after South Brent?

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South Brent is located in South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5NE, phone: 01803 861 235

Q.

What sort of checks into the potential risk of possible flooding at Devon will the conveyancing solicitor in South Brent carry out on a Sixties home I am wanting to purchase?

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A conveyancing lawyer applies for property conveyancing searches, which include South Brent flood risk area data. A significantly more involved dedicated flood risk search, such as the Landmark search, may be proposed by your lawyer in South Brent, if in the event that the initial conveyancing searches highlight a flood risk.

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Please explain why the conveyancing process takes such a long time?

A.

The conveyancing process could be subject to numerous interruptions or delays. We know how stressful

these delays can be and aim to curtail the cost of these delays wherever it is feasible by using fast search providers. Delays may include waiting for responses from third parties.

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We are buying on a ex-industrial use land. Is the soil likely to remain contaminated by waste minerals like manganese (Mn)?

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Most top soils in South Brent have some degree of contamination, from industry, agriculture and the natural environment . Also considering issues such as groundwater contamination, contaminants affecting South Brent property will be factored into an environmental search.

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What does a South Brent conveyancing solicitor do when the building I want to buy is within a conservation area and has an un-consented stone cladding fitted?

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South Hams local authority Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search carried out by a property lawyer in the process of the conveyancing will establish if the South Brent property a designated conservation area proof of Coal Authority consent for changes to the property will be requested.

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How long will the conveyancing process require? I am purchasing a house in South Brent.

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The number of weeks taken to transfer a property can vary, affected by a handful of issues which may affect the property including if a property is leasehold or freehold. With our solicitors, every sale receives communicative and proactive service, resulting in the fastest possible outcome.

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As a consequence of the major flooding in Sept 2012 in South West England we are asking if property environmental searches may not be detailed enough?

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Your solicitor in South Brent should also get environmental searches if the enviro search determines a local South Brent flood risk.

It may be prudent to speak to a close neighbour for some further confidence if still concerned or regional Devon flood repair expert - try Hamwell Builders, Hamiota, Avonwick, South Brent, TQ109EY Tel: 07970 186710.

 
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