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Conveyancing in Usk Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/10/17

Bristol Airport is 23 miles from Usk. Pontypool And New Inn station is almost 5 miles from Usk.

County Griffithstown is a relatively close hospital.

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How do I get low cost conveyancing in Usk?

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Many firms purport to offer so-called cheap conveyancing quotes, but extra fees can inflate the final bill. Extras should be reasonable and clear and only come into force where your lawyer must complete unanticipated additional work in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our online calculator will create an accurate quote for your buy.

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Will we need to get a chancel liability search? I am buying on the same road as a church built in the 15th Century in Usk.

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Repair costs resulting from chancel liability can total hundreds of thousands of pounds. Liability has the potential to impact the value of a property, but insurance is available should an obligation to fund repairs be enforced.

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Do I need to employ a solicitor offered by our agent?

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Many agents in Hollywood have arrangements with solicitors where they refer clients to them. These referrals need to be weighed up against alternatives, as an agent may select the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not the law firm with the best reputation.

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Can Usk brownfield site soil still be contaminated?

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Usk industrial or agricultural can cause top-soil contamination. Other sources of contaminated land include water contaminants such as silage and food-processing waste.

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To complete on our purchase ASAP, can we get a fast exchange and completion?

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Essential to a fast completion is to employing a proactive, diligent conveyancing solicitor. There are numerous tasks you can do, including, requesting status updates from the conveyancing solicitor regularly, promptly answering your conveyancing solicitor's questions (by email if possible) and ordering a property survey early in the transaction.

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Is a mortgage offer review a fee or disbursement?

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Some firms pass off additional costs as disbursements. It may not be clear if a cost is a disbursement or not, and if it ought to be included. This cost is a fee not a disbursement. It should be included in a quote for your conveyancing.

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How soon should you instruct a solicitor in Usk?

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Whether buying or selling, the faster you instruct the better. The legal work can then commence straight away. Some groups suggest waiting before instruction until an offer is accepted, but you will then be at a serious disadvantage in the event of a contract race, or buyer eager to move quickly.

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As a result of the serious river flooding in Wales we are thinking that flood searches won't be exacting enough?

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A good Usk lawyer will advise you to apply for rigorous environmental searches if the enviro searches flag up any kind of Usk flood risk.

It may be sensible to get in touch with a future neighbour to get additional peace of mind.