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Conveyancing in Albrighton Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/04/17

Thinking of re-locating to the Albrighton area? Handy Albrighton public transport and services details -

Albrighton's nearest train station is Albrighton at 1 mile and Albrighton's closest airport is Wolverhampton Business Airport Airport (8 miles).

Albrighton is under 2m of junction entry 3 Eastbound of the M54.

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Albrighton area info

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RAF Museum Cosford Aviation Museum and Patshull St Mary Churches Conservation Trust are easily accessible from Albrighton.

The most convenient hospital for Albrighton is Huntercombe Stafford.

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We need to find affordable conveyancing. What do we need to check for?

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Many online and high street solicitors claim to offer theoretically cheap conveyancing. Unfortunately additional costs will be included in the terms of engagement. The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the solicitors' fees, based on the property you are buying.

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How much will the charge for our conveyancing searches be?

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Searches range in cost. Commonly ordered searches include a mining search and a drainage search.

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What can contaminate land in Albrighton, and should they be a problem?

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Residential property in Albrighton may have been contaminated by a range of human activities, such as proximity to landfill sites. An environmental search can provide much more clarity.

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What are fixtures and fittings?

Mainly, fixtures are fixed items, such as bannisters to walls and other surfaces and fixtures are free-standing items, like a dishwasher. This can be overlooked, making it essential that the list of fixtures and fittings to be sold with the property is agreed early.

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In respect to the extensive flooding in 2012 in the Midlands we are questioning whether environmental searches might not be sufficient?

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A thorough Albrighton property lawyer will advise you to apply for flood searches if the standard search establishes a Albrighton flooding risk.

It may be sensible to also converse with a next door neighbour for additional insight.

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Will I need a surveyor to review our house purchase in Albrighton?

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It is suggested that Albrighton buyers arrange a surveyor if you are intending to buy in Albrighton. A wide range of defects will impact a property. These can include settlement and rotten roof timbers. These will not be reported on by a solicitor.

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Can you advise how to get out of paying stamp duty tax?

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Stamp Duty Land Tax must be paid for homes over one hundred and twenty-five thousand pounds. Homeward Legal firmly advise against any stamp duty reduction scheme. Such schemes are highly expensive and unreliable.

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Handling the legal work without the assistance of a lawyer in Albrighton appears to be becoming possible when buying and selling a flat , but would it be really be risky ?

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Legally speaking there are no reasons why a home buyer cant take care of he majority of the your own conveyancing without assistance. The truth is however that a property lawyer handles a significant number of roles from e.g. chasing notices/share certificates or identifying conservation area breaches which need training.

 
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