In relation to the widespread flooding in Sept 2012 in South West England, we are apprehensive that environmental searches aren't sufficient?
A good conveyancing solicitor in Abbeymeads will advise you to carry out environmental searches if the first searches identifies a Abbeymeads flood risk.
For more area background why not get in touch with a local resident.
Are the doctors/dentists/schools oversubscribed in the area I want to move to?
Although your conveyancing solicitor may have some personal knowledge of these critical factors, they are not part of the conveyancing process, so will not form part of the contract.
If aspects such as how likely you’ll get into a surgery or school are important to you, it is worth factoring this in at an early stage when you are researching the areas into which you want to move. You can also glean some facts from the estate agent representing properties where you want to move, too. You might also like to contact the surgeries or schools for further information.
Homeward Legal provides a personal conveyancing service at a competitive fixed fee protected by our 'No Completion, No Fee' promise. Get started now on 0800 038 6699 and talk to one of our team.
How is stamp duty rates determined and how much will it be on a £923000 residential property?
Stamp Duty is dependent on the value of the property. It is £36920 on a £923000 house or flat in Abbeymeads.*
*Correct as of March 2013
A right of way on the property I’m buying is redundant, but how do I get it removed from the deeds and registry?
A right of way through the grounds of a property is probably an inheritance before other building in the vicinity occurred that has since made the passage through redundant.
But, while having the right of way registered with the deeds means that feasibly someone could insist that they use it (as their public right), but, if they can’t access where the right of way originally led, it makes it a pointless activity.
It’s so unlikely that anyone will want to do this that you have to weigh up the cost of the legal process to get the right of way officially removed against not proceeding. However, if you are at all worried, talk to your solicitor so that it can be investigated further as part of the conveyancing, at which point they can guide you on the appropriate action and the associated costs (this will be in addition to the standard fees for the conveyancing and your solicitor will advise of this additional cost).
Homeward Legal's solicitors provide transparent quotes, detailing what is included in the fees and disbursements and will help with estimates for additional legal work. So, now is the best time to get your conveyancing under way on 0800 038 6699.
We are buying on a recently-developed brownfield site. Is the topsoil potentially contaminated by waste minerals like chromium?
There are considerable regulations to limit soil contamination. Environment search results will factor contaminants, including metals and others such as groundwater contamination.
Our lender will be Paragon Mortgages - what will I need to consider?
Over the last two years, some lenders have reduced the number of firms on their approved panel, resulting in increased conveyancing costs for buyers if their conveyancer cannot act for the lender. We, however, can act on behalf of the vast majority of mortgage lenders so that you will not be required to pay legal costs to your lender's solicitor.