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Conveyancing in Wimborne Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 14/07/17

Wimborne's nearest airport is Bournemouth International Airport (7 miles). and Hamworthy train station is around 5 miles from Wimborne.

Wimborne Community is the neighbouring hospital for Wimborne.

Q.

I am trying to find discount conveyancing in Wimborne. What should I check?

A.

Numerous firms claim to offer cheap conveyancing. Often additional fees can pad the final bill.

Q.

The property in Wimborne being purchased is on a former industrial site. Is the topsoil possibly contaminated?

A.

Wimborne and the surrounding region has a legacy of chemical contamination. Data on many contaminants, such as chlorinated solvents, will be included in an environmental search.

Q.

How does my Wimborne conveyancing solicitor advise on the risk of local flooding at Wimborne?

A.

A vital step in the legal due diligence process involves the lawyer applying for environmental searches for information regarding the local Wimborne flood risk.

Q.

When in the conveyancing process should I instruct a conveyancer to handle our purchase?

A.

Generally, instructing as early as possible is better, as there are various tasks which may begin straight away. Prompt instruction of a firm to act for you on your Wimborne transaction for a sale may mean that information, especially from

slow third-parties, can be requested even prior to accepting an offer, whereas if you are buying you can shave days off the process by having the details of your instructed solicitor ready when you make an offer.

Q.

For a fast completion on the purchase of a £203,000 house, what can we do to speed up our move?

A.

As is widely reported, contacting a proactive and experienced conveyancer is key buying faster. There are a number of tasks you, as the purchaser, can do to speed up your conveyancing, including, keeping in regular contact with your conveyancer, answering any queries raised by your conveyancer as soon as possible and arranging your mortgage offer.

Q.

If Wimborne land is contaminated, can the topsoil be cost-effectively remedied?

A.

If property in Wimborne has been contaminated, remediation may be possible. A local provider e.g. Wimborne Turf Co Ltd, Unit 23 Bailie Gate Ind Est, Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne, BH21 4DB can provide additional information.

Q.

Will you need a chancel search? We are purchasing next to parsonage land in Wimborne.

A.

Potentially amounting to over £100,000 in repair cost obligations, chancel liability should be considered by buyers of Wimborne property likely to be affected. Terms used in a property's name, like 'rectory', may indicate chancel liability. A conveyancing lawyer will be able to advise further. Wimborne churches include St. John's Church.

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Do I need to instruct the property lawyer named by the estate agent?

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If you instruct a solicitor through this route, you the agent can use their influence encourage a solicitor to complete sooner. However, if they are paid a referral fee, the agent may recommend the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the best value for you.

 
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