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Conveyancing in Aldeburgh Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/10/17

Aldeburgh area information

Thorpeness Windmill and Aldeburgh Moothall Historic Building are situated in Aldeburgh.

The nearest station to Aldeburgh is Saxmundham, about 6 miles away. Elmsett, Whatfield Rd Airport is 27 miles from Aldeburgh.

The most convenient hospital is Aldeburgh.

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We need a cheap Aldeburgh solicitor to buy a flat. What should I check?

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Many firms advertise cheap conveyancing quotes, however extra charges will be included in the solicitor's terms. Busy, stressed property buyers and sellers ignore these terms at their peril. Extra costs listed in your solicitor's terms should be reasonable and clear. They only come into force where the solicitor must complete work beyond standard conveyancing , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our quotes clearly state the solicitors' fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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Our agent has suggested the property solicitor whom they usually use. Will it be easier to use them?

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Both agents and mortgage brokers will often endorse a solicitor. If the agent is paid a referral fee, however, some agents may 'recommend' the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not the law firm with the best reputation.

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How is Aldeburgh contaminated land investigated?

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Numerous of contaminants can lessen the desirability land in Aldeburgh. Contaminants including shallow mining will be reported on in environmental search results.

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We are buying a period maisonette within a conservation area in Aldeburgh, how do we find details about the standard of upkeep?

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Conservation areas in Aldeburgh are specified by Suffolk Coastal who regulate things like area development to the hindrance of poorly maintained roads. English Heritage have assembled a list of the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas.

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Is soil in Aldeburgh contaminated by antimony?

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Restrictions exist to curtail soil contamination, decades after exposure the effect of some contaminants can be felt. Land may also be contaminated by other sources, including groundwater contamination.

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Are your low cost solicitors that experienced enough to complete within 28 days of exchange on the legal conveyancing of auction properties in Aldeburgh?

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We work closely with auctioneers and commonly handle the legal work for bidders at auction. It is highly recommended for buyers at auction to choose their conveyancing company as quickly as possible for a full report of the auction legal pack well in advance of the property auction date.

Subsequently, immediately after the date of the auction your selected conveyancing solicitor is absolutely ready for concluding all of the legal work in 28 days as conventionally required by the terms if sale.

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How is stamp duty calculated?

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Stamp Duty Land Tax in Aldeburgh is based on the value of the property. On a £128000 home, stamp duty will be £1280 (correct March 2013).

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In respect of the fact that 2012 was second wettest year since 1920 we are apprehensive that conveyancing and environmental searches aren't detailed enough?

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Flood searches handled by your Aldeburgh conveyancing solicitor should include the more in depth flood search if the risk is deemed significant.

If you are concerned it may be worth trying to approach a neighbour or local resident.