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Conveyancing in Strood Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 26/04/17

Local points of interest in Strood

Strood Temple Manor English Heritage and Rochester Rochester Castle English Heritage are close at hand to Strood.

Rochester, Maidstone Rd Airport is 3 miles from Strood. London City Airport is 20 miles, London Airport is 16 miles, Rochester Airport is 4 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 20 miles away. The nearest train station to Strood is Strood Kent.

Strood is nearby at within a miles off the M2 junction entry 2 Westbound.

St Bartholomews Chatham is a relatively close hospital to Strood.

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How do we get the best conveyancing rates for a £661k house?

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The confusion over what is, and is not, included in a 'cheap' quote leaves many sellers and buyers paying out more than they anticipated in the end, and many solicitors offer theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often additional costs can increase the solicitor's invoice. Any additional charges listed in your solicitor's terms should be reasonable. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

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How long may be allowed for the conveyancing process take, in your experience?

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The number of weeks taken to transfer a residence can vary, according to a handful of concerns including whether a mortgage is involved. Homeward Legal solicitors ensure each client receives communicative and proactive service, resulting in the fastest possible outcome.

Q.

I am purchasing in Strood, is it that important that conveyancing searches are done?

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These searches are enquiries requested by the solicitor, which may include a drainage search. Searches are unrelated to a building survey and will not identify structural issues.

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We are intending to buy a home in Sevenoaks. Will a chancel search be required?

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Whether you are buying a home in Strood or elsewhere in the county, the conveyancing lawyer could advise that a chancel search is taken out. Although some Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) have determined to exact chancel repairs on the

current owners, a solicitor cannot state with certainty that a parish which has not imposed liability will remain liability-free for new owners. For property in the parish of Sevenoaks, it is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.

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Would it be insensible to carry out the conveyancing on a DIY basis myself.

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There are no arguments why you cannot decide to carry out the legal work without a professional Strood property solicitor. That said, a conveyancing solicitor handles a significant number of actions including chasing lender for comments on issues raised or dealing with requisition on os1 some of which really need adequate training. Critically amateur lawyers will be working without sufficient insurance cover that all solicitors are required by the SRA to carry.

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Is homewardlegal.co.uk set up to move quickly on the conveyancing of auction properties in Strood?

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The legal team work closely with auctioneers and often act for bidders at auction. Homeward Legal always advocate purchasers to formally appoint an affordable conveyancing firm in advance of the actual auction to allow for a full investigation of the sellers pack.

Subsequently, immediately after the auction, a property conveyancing lawyer needs to be prepared for complete the purchase inside the 28 day time frame as conventionally required by the conditions of sale.

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Which government body is under obligation for keeping order in the standard of neglect conservation areas in Strood?

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Following a campaign, English Heritage have assembled information about the state of conservation areas in Kent and throughout England along with the vulnerability to the area falling into disrepair. Conservation are issues including property boundaries, rear extensions or poorly maintained roads are administered by the local authority (Medway).

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In the next month we are shortly going to move from our semi detached home in Strood into a home in Westerham at what point to select a removal company?

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It is prudent to is for buyers to delay making arrangements with removals until you have formalised the date that generally occurs once contracts are signed. For more information try Move 2 Clear, Cuxton Rd, Rochester, ME2 2BZ Tel: 07906 261017 or Nice Man With A Van, 122 Windmill St, Rochester, ME2 3XL Call: 01634 787548.

 
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