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Conveyancing in Totland Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 09/10/17

Totland attractions and landmarks

The Needles Old Battery National Trust , Needles Lighthouse, Hurst Castle English Heritage and Norton IOW Fort Victoria Marine Aquarium Aquarium are near to Totland.

Totland's nearest airport is Bournemouth International Airport. Southampton Airport is 21 mile s, Bembridge IoW Airport is 20 miles, Sandown IoW Airport is 16 miles and away and Lymington Pier station is almost 6 miles from Totland.

The closest hospital to Totland is Milford War Memorial.

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What do you charge for the legal fees on a 436,000 home? We need low cost conveyancing in Totland.

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Many law firms offer theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but additional costs may be added into the solicitor's terms of engagement. Any disbursements should also be included on a conveyancing quote Additional fees which are listed in the small print ought to be reasonable and clear. The online quote calculator can generate an accurate statement of the legal fees for the property you plan to buy.

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What are 'fixtures and fittings'?

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House purchasers in Totland are frequently confused by the vagueness surrounding fixtures and fittings. Completion or agreement of a fixtures and fittings form is unfortunately often left to the last minute, when a dispute may jeopordise the transaction.

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When buying a unique investment flat within a conservation area in Totland. How do we find more information relating to the standard of repair of the Totland conservation area?

Local conservation areas are created by the local authority (Isle of Wight) who preside over things like paths to neon signs. English Heritage, a government body, have produced details of the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas as well as the risk of the area falling into disrepair.

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Is there a risk that our purchase will be gazumped?

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Gazumping happens when a seller accepts an offer and later rejects it. Instead, they then go for a better offer. Gazumping could occur days before contracts are due to be exchanged. The danger of gazumping exists for almost any purchase. The first step in reducing the chance that gazumping will effect you is to instruct a proactive solicitor as soon as possible.

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Which local authority is responsible for Totland?

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Totland is located in Isle of Wight Council, County Hall, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1UD, contact: 01983 821 000

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How many weeks does be accounted for conveyancing need?

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The amount of time taken to transfer property does vary. This is influenced by a range of aspects. These could include whether a mortgage is involved. With our solicitors, the matter is undertaken as quickly as possible.

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Is contaminated land a problem in Totland?

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A broad range of contaminants caused by natural causes may ruin land, like radioactive substances in the region and brine works. An environmental search will give more detail.

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We are buying on a new development brownfield site. Is the top-soil likely to be contaminated by waste minerals like selenium?

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There are extensive regulations in place to prevent future soil contamination. Metal contamination of soil in Totland is more likely to occur near factories and other industrial sites. Data on other contaminants, like groundwater contamination, will also be included in an environmental search.