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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/07/17

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.


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


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.


My wife and I are buying in Totland. How can we find out if the property is in a designated conservation area?


Conservation areas preserve areas of 'special architectural and historic interest'. You may wish to contact the local authority for further information, but your solicitor will investigate the impact of conservation areas or other planning restrictions.


The internet is full of an increasing number manuals on the subject of by passing the solicitor for example House Buying, Selling and Conveyancing: How to Save Estate Agent and Solicitor Fees When Buying or Selling Property .

In which case, do I have to use Totland lawyer ?A.

Conceivably there is absolutely no argument why a home buyer cant go down that route and handle the legal process unaided.

That said, a conveyancing solicitor carries out a huge number of tasks including chasing any missing replies/clarifications to enquiries and notifying all parties of exchange most of which require experience. In addition lawyers must take out the appropriate insurance cover that protects you from any oversights.


Are searches fees or disbursements?


A good quote will clearly list all disbursements and fees. These costs are disbursements not fees, and is passed on at cost.


Is contaminated land a problem in Totland?


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.


Which local authority is responsible for Totland?


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


Is there a risk that our purchase will be gazumped?


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.


We have a requirement to complete on the conveyancing process on our home within 5 weeks, are you especially fast Totland solicitors ?


Regularly house buying and selling property lawyers are procrastinating which usually adds even more stress to the home legal process.

Our lawyers approach is different as we have invested in leading edge case management systems . Crucially , we always assign a CQS solicitor qualified to communicate up the buyer and seller chain .