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Conveyancing in Waterhouses Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 18/04/17

The nearest airport to Waterhouses is Manchester Terminals 1 & 3 Airport. and the nearest train station to Waterhouses is Blythe Bridge.

Leek Moorlands is the nearest hospital for Waterhouses.

Q.

We are trying to find an affordable Waterhouses conveyancing quote. What are the risks?

A.

Both high-street and online firms advertise theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', however extra costs can inflate the final bill. Any extra costs included in the terms should be reasonable and clear. Homeward Legal quotes are not estimates, and offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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Should I get a survey for our Waterhouses property purchase?

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It is strongly advised that most purchasers book a property surveyor when buying in Waterhouses. Many defects will impact a property, including failed double glazing or dry rot, and these will not be addressed by your conveyancing solicitor.

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Would the house's form for fixtures and fittings include things such as cupboards?

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Purchasers in Waterhouses are frequently confused by the lack of detail regarding what fixtures and fittings will be included with a property. Completion or agreement of a fixtures and fittings form is unfortunately often left to the last minute, when a dispute may jeopordise the transaction. This makes a fixtures and fittings form so necessary.

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We are buying in Waterhouses on a recently-developed ex-industrial use land. Is the topsoil likely to be contaminated by waste minerals like lithium?

A.

Waterhouses industry, agriculture and the natural environment can cause soil contamination. Other sources of contaminated land include groundwater contamination and herbicides.

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Myself and my partner are interested in purchasing in Waterhouses. How do I confirm that the building is in a conservation area?

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Conservation areas recognise regions of historical or architectural value. The local authority will advise further about local conservation areas, and the conveyancing solicitor handling your purchase address the impact buying in a conservation area may have.

Q.

We have taken out a quote from you. Will there be any extra fees?

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No. Our solicitors never hide any additional charges. Our quotes offer an accurate price.

Q.

In what ways can the Waterhouses conveyancer investigate the risk and history of floods around Waterhouses for a residential house we are going to purchase?

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A conveyancing solicitor will carry out formal conveyancing and environmental searches that should include Waterhouses flood risk area data. A more flood risk search (most likely a Landmark Database search) could be proposed by a Waterhouses lawyer, if in the event that the initial conveyancing searches reveal a flood risk.

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When do you need to instruct a solicitor?

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With a 'no move, no fee' guarantee, the sooner you instruct a conveyancing firm, the better. The legal work can then begin straight away. Promptly instructing a solicitor can reduce the likelihood of your sale or purchase falling though.

 
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