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Conveyancing in Whitchurch Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 20/01/18

Whitchurch's closest train station is Parson Street. Whitchurch's nearest airport is Bristol Airport (6 miles).

Keynsham is the neighbouring hospital.

Q.

How do we find the cheapest conveyancing solicitors?

A.

Both high-street and online property lawyers promote so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', however additional costs are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms, left unregarded by busy homeowners Any extra costs included in the terms should be reasonable and only apply to matters if the conveyancer is required to complete extra work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.

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The house in Whitchurch being bought is on a brownfield land. Is nickel topsoil contamination likely?

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Considerable measures are taken throughout the local area to remediate top-soil contamination. Land may also be contaminated by other sources, including groundwater contamination.

Q.

What amount of time does conveyancing legal work take?

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The number of weeks required to transact property is not wholly predictable. This is dependent on a number of considerations. These could include where a party does not quickly respond an enquiry. The national average is 8 to 12 weeks, but we work towards four to six weeks, wherever possible.

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How can the lawyer in Whitchurch advise us on the risk of a flood to properties in Whitchurch?

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A conveyancer applies for formal conveyancing searches, which include Whitchurch area flood risk data.

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Should we get a home surveyor to check for defects affecting this property purchase?

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It is recommended that you book a building survey. There are many issues that can negatively affect a property, such as roof spread and wet rot.

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Is it recommended to get a chancel search? We are buying next to church land in Whitchurch.

A.

The result of Aston Cantlow (PCC) v Wallbank in 2003 confirmed that chancel repair liability could be enforced. Owners who have bought property prior to 2003 may be totally unaware that a liability exists if a chancel search was not carried out. Your conveyancing lawyer will suggest an appropriate indemnity policy to address chancel liability. Whitchurch church properties where a chancel search may be necessary include S.Alkmund, with Creslow St John the Evangelist, St Nicholas and with Creslow St John the Evangelist.

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Can you advise how we defer paying stamp duty on a house?

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Stamp duty reduction should not be considered when purchasing in Whitchurch. These schemes are highly expensive and the HMRC can review a scheme up to 6 years after a sale is completed meaning that the full stamp duty amount will be payable, with potential fines.

Q.

Myself and my partner are purchasing in Whitchurch. Are there any conservation areas in the area?

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There are a range of conservation areas located near Whitchurch. The benefits of such restrictions include better maintained homes and gardens, but they adds to upkeep costs.