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Conveyancing in Almondsbury Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/04/18

Intending to moving to the Almondsbury area? Some useful local Almondsbury transport and public service information -

Almondsbury is very close at approximately 1/2 mile off the M5 junction entry 15 Southbound.

Almondsbury's closest airport is Bristol Airport. and the closest train station to Almondsbury is Patchway, about 2 miles away.

Southmead Bristol is a nearby hospital to Almondsbury.

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How do I get fixed rate conveyancing in Almondsbury?

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Numerous solicitors advertise cheap conveyancing, but extra costs are frequently hidden in the terms of engagement. Any additional charges which are listed in terms of engagement should be fair and clearly defined.

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Has top-soil in Almondsbury been contaminated by uranium?

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Given the history of industry and agriculture in parts of Almondsbury, top-soil contamination cannot be totally avoided. Also considering issues such as chlorine and groundwater contaminants like landfill leachate, contaminants affecting Almondsbury property will be factored into an environmental search.

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What do we need to calculate stamp duty, and how much do we need to pay on a £304000 Almondsbury home?

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The Stamp Duty due is calculated based on the valuation. On a £304000 property, stamp duty will be £9120.

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Do your house conveyancing solicitors look after the conveyancing for auction properties in Almondsbury?

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Our recommended conveyancing solicitors often carry out work for auction buyers and sellers. Homeward Legal tend to advocate purchasers to decide on a residential lawyer before the date of the auction for a title report of the lot. Subsequently, immediately after the date of the auction your Homeward Legal lawyer is fully geared up to concluding all of the legal work inside the usual 28 days as required by the terms if sale.

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What does our searches usually cost?

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Searches range in cost, and will be dependent on your lender's requirements.

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How do I protect my offer from gazumping?

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This takes place when an offer is rejected, following initial acceptance, by the property owner, opting instead for a better offer. There is almost always a risk of being gazumped. The first step in reducing the chance that gazumping will effect you is to instruct your conveyancing solicitor as early as possible.

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Food risk searches may be standard procedure for home buyers but considering recent events e g the serious flooding in Sept 2012 in South West England are they actually good enough to identify enough about the ever changing Almondsbury flood risk area?

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The property lawyer in Almondsbury should get additional flood risk searches (Landmark database search) if the first searches establishes a any kind of Almondsbury flood risk.

Sometimes home buyers to get in touch with a close neighbour for that extra assurance.

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Is a house survey a good idea if we are purchasing property in Almondsbury?

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Homeward Legal recommend that you instruct a RICS surveyor to undertake a survey if buying in Almondsbury. A range concerns can negatively affect a property, including dry rot.