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Conveyancing in Thorpe Astley Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 24/07/17

Local points of interest in Thorpe Astley

Leicester All Saints Churches Conservation Trust and National Space Centre Leicester are near to Thorpe Astley.

Thorpe Astley is inside a miles off the M1 junction entry 21 Northbound.

The nearest airport to Thorpe Astley is East Midlands Airport (15 miles). Coventry Airport is 21 mile s, and Tollerton Airport is 22 miles away. Thorpe Astley's nearest train station is Leicester at 3 miles.

Leicester Royal Infirmary is a nearby hospital for Thorpe Astley.

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What are the best rates for conveyancing for a 159,000 residence?

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The confusion over this point catches out many sellers and buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many property lawyers offer cheap conveyancing, however additional charges are often hiding in the terms of engagement. The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the exact legal fees based on the property you are buying.

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We are buying on a brownfield site. Can the top-soil still be contaminated?

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Restrictions exist to stop future soil contamination, but some will remain in the environment for decades. Metal contamination of soil in Thorpe Astley is more likely to occur near factories and other industrial sites. Data on other contaminants, like perchlorate and water contaminants such as phenols, will also be included in an environmental search.

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I plan to buy a converted chapel in the parish of Eaton. Are we advised to get a chancel search?

The conveyancing solicitor could advise a chancel search, irrespective of the parish in which the home being purchased is found. In Thorpe Astley's much older areas, chancel repair has the potential to be charged on the current owners of a home where church councils have previously chosen not to do so.

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Are there many conservation areas in Thorpe Astley?

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There are a number of conservation areas in or near Thorpe Astley. The benefits of such restrictions include an increase in local property values, but they create additional maintenance and repair responsibilities.

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How long will conveyancing legal work usually require, on average? The house being transacted is also in the area.

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The number of weeks needed to sell or purchase a house will vary. This is dependent on a number of concerns such as where management information is required. Nationwide, the average is around ten weeks, we however aim to complete the process within six weeks.

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How do I protect against gazumping?

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This occurs when a property seller agrees to a buyer's offer, only to later refuse it in favour of a second buyer's offer. It could occur weeks into a purchase. The danger of getting gazumped is present in any transaction. Instructing your conveyancing solicitor early, and even before acceptance of an offer should help to mitigate this risk.

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Which factors can affect land in Thorpe Astley. Will they be comprehensively investigated?

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Numerous of contaminants caused by naturally-occurring factors may potentially impair Thorpe Astley property. Contaminants such as military land will be investigated during the conveyancing process.

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Clydesdale Bank is going to be our lender - what will we need to be aware of?

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A small number of lenders have opted to reduce the size of their 'solicitor panel'. For house purchasers, this can result in significantly higher conveyancing costs. We will act for all large lenders.

 
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