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Conveyancing in Whiteley Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/04/17

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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If I am intending to buy in the parish of Crux Easton, will we need a chancel search?

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Your solicitor may suggest a chancel search. Through some Parochial Church Councils have taken the decision to exact chancel repairs on the current owners of lay rectorships, it is not possible to be certain that a parish which has not imposed liability will not continue to be so.

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Of the major Whiteley mortgage lenders, which firms are on your panel?

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The Homeward Legal partnership have solicitors who have experience working with the majority of lenders assisting home buyers in Whiteley. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Lloyds TSB Bank PLC, The Square, Wickham, Fareham, PO17 5JQ, Clover Financial Solutions, 7 East Mews, Knowle, Fareham, PO17 5FB, and Just Remortgages, 2-4400 Parkway, Whiteley, Fareham, PO15 7FJ.

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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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When do you need to get a solicitor?

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With a 'no move, no fee' guarantee, the earlier in the process you can instruct a conveyancing solicitor, the better. Early instruction of a conveyancing firm for a sale can mean that documents can be prepared earlier, considerably accelerating the whole process, whereas if you are buying you will the details of your Whiteley solicitor ready when you make an offer.

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We are buying a sixties investment property in the boundary of Whiteley conservation area, how do we locate more data on the standard of upkeep of the conservation area?

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English Heritage have conducted a survey and created information about the condition of conservation areas in Whiteley and throughout England in addition to the risk of deterioration or improvement. Local Whiteley conservation areas are set up by the local Fareham planning authority, who are responsible for everything from whether trees can be cut down to the thwarting of poorly maintained public spaces.

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What type of environmental conveyancing searches about the potential risk of possible flooding in the Hampshire region will a Whiteley lawyer carry out?

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A key part of the legal due diligence procedure involved in buying a home involves a conveyancing lawyer conducting environmental searches that set out detail on the local Whiteley flood risk. A more specialist flood history/risk search (most likely a Landmark Database search) may be advised by your conveyancing solicitor in Whiteley if the results of the environmental search highlight a flood risk.

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Our lender is Kent Reliance - what do I need to be aware of?

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Over the last two years, some lenders have limited the firms who can act for them. For house purchasers, this can result in significantly increased legal costs. Homeward Legal can act on behalf of most lenders in the UK.

 
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