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Conveyancing in Westbury Q & A's

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Updated: 21/10/16

Westbury's nearest train station is Westbury Station Approach at 1 mile s. Bristol Airport is 24 miles from Westbury.

Westbury is a relatively close hospital to Westbury.


I am trying to find a cheap solicitor for purchasing a home. What is included?


Several firms claim to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing', but extra charges may be added into the terms of engagement. Costs should be fair and reasonable. They only apply to matters if the conveyancer is required to perform tasks outside a normal transaction , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. The disbursements to be paid ought to be listed on the conveyancing quote. We offer quotes, not estimates, and clearly state all legal fees you pay for a standard conveyancing transaction.


Could my conveyancing charges have any additional costs?


Homeward Legal will not charge any hidden extra charges for any reason. Be aware that some solicitors' firms will give a low estimate, not an accurate quote, meaning that your final bill could be much higher.


When we are buying in Westbury on the same road as a church furlong, will we need a chancel search?


In Westbury, some owners can be required to subsidise upkeep of older church buildings. Following a change in the law, interest over any affected land must be registered by October 2013. This will make

it easier to identify affected property through a chancel search. The solicitor carrying out the legal work for your move will confirm that a chancel search is appropriate. Westbury church properties include All Saints, St Augustine and St Mary.


How do we work out stamp duty and how much should it be on a £1125000 residence?


Stamp Duty will rely on the value of the property. For a property worth £1125000, stamp duty will be £56250 (source:, January 2013).


How is Westbury contaminated land checked during conveyancing?


Land would be contaminated by a broad range of natural causes and human activities, like limestone or gypsum quarrying. An environmental search will reveal this in more detail. Contamination in Westbury can be caused by local waste sites, such as Land / Premises At, Wiltshire, BA13 4EA.


Can you recommend how to circumvent paying HMRC stamp duty?


Stamp duty is generally due for home purchases over 125,000 pounds. Stamp duty mitigation is not advised when buying in Westbury, as such schemes are expensive and HMRC may challenge a scheme up to six years later.


What will our searches cost?


The cost of conveyancing searches will vary, depending on the searches required by your lender.


My partner and I are buying in Westbury, and need to know if there are any conservation areas.


Areas considered to be of 'special architectural and historic interest', like historic transport links, may be recognised as areas of conservation. The local authority will offer more information about local areas of conservation, and the solicitor handling your purchase should discuss what specific restrictions are in place.