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Conveyancing in Whitehaven Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/01/18

The nearest station to Whitehaven is Whitehaven and Whitehaven's closest airport is Walney Aerodrome Airport (32 miles).

West Cumberland Whitehaven is the closest hospital for Whitehaven.

Q.

I am looking for the cheapest conveyancing quote. and what is included?

A.

Numerous firms promote so-called cheap conveyancing. Unfortunately extra fees are often hiding in the solicitor's terms. Extra fees included in terms of engagement should be clearly defined. They only be applied if the lawyer must perform additional tasks for you, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Any disbursements should also be included on your quote. Homeward Legal quotes are not estimates, and offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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Is vanadium often sampled in Whitehaven soil?

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Though the dangers are usually minor, if significant harm could be caused to people or protected species by the contamination, it is likely to be labelled contaminated land. Data on many contaminants, such as chlorine and water contaminants such as sewage, will be included in an environmental search.

Q.

Is a chancel repair liability search a disbursement or fee?

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Fees and disbursements ought to be clearly identified on your quote, without any hidden charges in the 'small print'. This charge is a disbursement not a fee, and is passed on at cost.

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Which actual search enquiries should the property solicitor in Whitehaven carry out when instructed on a Whitehaven house?

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The normal procedure is to get Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW), Environment Search and Gypsum Mining as well as any unique particular e.g. a HS2 Search.

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Is contaminated land in Whitehaven a problem for any properties?

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Numerous of contaminants can ruin land in Whitehaven. Contaminants including proximity to landfill sites and radioactive substances in the region will be considered as part of the environmental searches. Contamination in Whitehaven can be caused by local waste sites, such as Hutbank Quarry Landfill, Cumbria, CA28 9QQ.

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The owner appears to have fitted conspicuous windows to the property in Whitehaven which we think might breach conservation area rules

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Your instructed property solicitor to ascertain if the property is inside a conservation area, and if so, whether any modifications have required permissions from the local council.

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Do you have fast solicitors that look after auction conveyancing in Whitehaven?

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Yes - We are highly experienced with sellers at auction. Conventionally difficult to value properties are sold in auctions which tend to need extra due diligence. We therefore recommend that buyers formally appoint a good conveyancing solicitor prior to the actual auction to allow enough time for a thorough review of the legal papers for the lot. Q.

How will my lawyer in Whitehaven advise me on the risk and history of floods around Whitehaven on an Edwardian house we are purchasing?

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A residential property conveyancing solicitor conducts formal conveyancing searches that will include Whitehaven flood risk area information. Furthermore the conveyancing solicitor in Whitehaven could possibly propose an inexpensive (around twenty pounds) and more specialist local Whitehaven area flood risk search.