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Conveyancing in Lacock Q & A's

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Updated: 26/10/16

Local services information and addresses ;

Lacock's closest airport is Bristol Airport (25 miles). Melksham train station is about 3 miles from Lacock.

The nearest hospital is Chippenham.


I am trying to find the cheapest conveyancing solicitors. What do we need to check for?


This catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted, and many solicitors advertise supposedly cheap conveyancing quotes. Often extra fees are often hiding in the terms. Any charges which are listed in the terms needs to be clearly defined. The online quote calculator can generate an accurate statement of the legal fees for the property you plan to buy.


What type of local environmental checks about the risk and history of a flood in the Wiltshire area will the Lacock solicitor be able to conduct on a Sixties property I am intending to purchase?


The conveyancing solicitor makes an application for standard environmental searches that will include Lacock historical flood risk information. Additionally a solicitor in Lacock will typically suggest a substantially more in-depth search. At the time of authoring this article (19-Dec-12) there were no warnings around the Bristol Avon (upper) from Malmesbury to Melksham, not including Chippenham at the Upper River Avon and tributaries including Malmesbury and Chippenham


I have to find fast property lawyers in Lacock, is that your solicitors?


We have a very efficient method to completing the necessary legal work as rapidly as possible.

By using new software systems .

We always allocate property sellers a regulated property lawyer incentivised to communicate with the whole buyer and seller chain like other sellers agents, to reach a quick completion.


Which issues are important to organise fast legal work?


Instructing a proactive and experienced conveyancing solicitor is key a fast conveyancing transaction. That said, there are numerous tasks you can do to get moving sooner, including, keeping in regular contact with your conveyancing solicitor, responding to your conveyancing solicitor by phone, fax or email wherever possible and arranging your mortgage offer.


Is topsoil in Lacock contaminated by iron (Fe)?


Most top soils in Lacock have some degree of contamination, from industry and natural causes. Land may also be contaminated by other sources, including water contaminants such as petrol.


What environmental concerns will affect land in Lacock, and will they be thoroughly investigated?


A range of contaminants may ruin land in Lacock. Issues including pollution incidents will be reported on in environmental search results.


Does the Lacock conveyancing solicitor report back to me about the amount to be paid of council tax for a Band B townhouse before exchange of contracts?


A solicitor will write to the relevant Wiltshire local council to ask about the appropriate council tax rates, which will be set out in the title report. The latest council tax rates for homes in Lacock are tabled on the Wiltshire local authority site. At the time of writing on 16 March 2013 rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £1,010.00
  • Band B - £1,179.00
  • Band C - £1,347.00
  • Band D - £1,515.00
  • Band E - £1,852.00
  • Band F - £2,189.00
  • Band G - £2,525.00
  • Band H - £3,031.00


What can we do to avoid paying for stamp duty on property?


Stamp duty is payable for homes over £125,000. Homeward Legal do not recommend any stamp duty scheme. These schemes are often uneconomical and the HMRC can review a scheme up to 6 years after a sale is completed . There have been a range of legal initiatives, such as for first-time buyers.