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Conveyancing in Whiteley Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 17/07/17

Drivers are well served with Whiteley enjoying very convenient major road access very close at inside a miles of Junction 9 Eastbound of the M27.

The closest airport to Whiteley is Southampton, Mitchell Way Airport (7 miles). Southampton Airport is 8 miles, Bembridge IoW Airport is 16 miles and Sandown IoW Airport is 17 miles away. The nearest station to Whiteley is Swanwick.

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Local Whiteley attractions

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Bursledon Hants Windmill, Manor Farm Country Park Hampshire Passport and Bursledon Windmill Hampshire Passport are close to Whiteley.

The nearest hospital for Whiteley is Ravenswood House Knowle.

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We need to find a cheap solicitor quote for selling a home. What should we check?

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Many online and high street conveyancers offer cheap conveyancing, but additional charges will be included in the terms and conditions. A quote for conveyancing in Whiteley should also clearly state the disbursements to be paid. Additional costs should be reasonable.

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Is contaminated land a problem for many houses in Whiteley?

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Many of contaminants may lessen the value of property, and an environmental search will reveal the extent to which a plot of land is affected by contaminants including other land contamination. Sandpit, Hampshire, PO17 5AW is a cause of possible local contamination.

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We have to exchange on the sale of an apartment inside a month, are you fast solicitors in Whiteley ?

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Candidly some conveyancing lawyers are unacceptably easy going adding a lot of aggravation to buying or selling a house. Homeward Legals SRA regulated solicitors method is different as we use state of the art integrated systems .

Importantly we provide you with a panel of solicitor qualified to communicate through every part of the chain .

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Do I need to get a home surveyor to examine our house purchase?

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We advise that home buyers in Whiteley order a home buyer survey. There are many concerns that can affect a property. These include chimney defects.

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Does the solicitor in Whiteley do any property on the Hampshire Edwardian end-of-terrace cottage I am intending to purchase?

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The routine procedure is to get Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environment Search, and possibly specific searches such as Official Search of Whole with Priority (OS1).

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How much is the council tax on a Sixties terraced building in Whiteley?

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Usually a report on title should provide the appropriate Fareham council tax band. The latest tax charges for residents of Whiteley are set out in detail at the Fareham local authority site. At the time of writing, 25 June 2012, rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £924.00
  • Band B - £1,078.00
  • Band C - £1,232.00
  • Band D - £1,386.00
  • Band E - £1,694.00
  • Band F - £2,002.00
  • Band G - £2,310.00
  • Band H - £2,771.00

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Regarding the fact that last year was second wettest year since records began we are wondering whether environmental searches won't be exacting enough?

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Flood searches handled by your conveyancing solicitor in Whiteley should include the more in depth Landmark flood search if it is felt necessary.

If you remain apprehensive it may be worth trying to speak to a local resident.

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We are purchasing a residence in Whiteley, and need to know if there are many conservation areas.

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There are several areas of conservation around Whiteley. You may wish to contact the council for more detail, but your property solicitor will investigate this in detail.

 
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