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Conveyancing in Astwood Bank Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/04/17

Planning to moving to the Astwood Bank area? Practical Astwood Bank transport and public service facts ;

Defford Airport (disused) Airport is 15 miles from Astwood Bank. Birmingham Airport is 16 miles, Coventry Airport is 22 miles, Wolverhampton Business Airport Airport is 23 miles and away and Astwood Bank's closest station is Alvechurch at 6 miles.

Alexandra Redditch is a nearby hospital.

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What are the best rates for conveyancing for a £114k property?

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Several property lawyers promote cheap conveyancing. However extra charges are frequently hidden in the terms of engagement that homeowners often do not check. Extra fees which are listed in terms and conditions ought to be reasonable and clear. Any disbursements ought to be listed on the conveyancing quote. Homeward Legal quotes offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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We are purchasing a 1960's property. Is it that significant that searches are undertaken?

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Conveyancing searches are standard questions undertaken on behalf of the party intending to buy the property, such as a local authority search. Conveyancing searches cover solely facets affecting the legal title.

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To complete on our purchase ASAP, how do we organise fast conveyancing?

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Firstly, contacting a proactive conveyancing solicitor is the key to moving faster. There are, however, various jobs you as the buyer can do to accelerate the process, such as, calling or emailing the conveyancing solicitor, and chase them if

you suspect any delays, getting your mortgage offer in place and responding to all correspondence via the fastest means.

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If we are intending to purchase near Astwood Bank, in the parish of Redmarley D'Abitot, do we need a chancel search?

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A lawyer could advise a chancel search. In Astwood Bank's much older areas, chancel repair can be imposed on owners of a building where Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) may have not done so in the past. For property in the parish of Redmarley D'Abitot, it is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.

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Can we hold off paying stamp duty tax?

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SDLT is due on homes over 125,000 pounds. We firmly advise against any stamp duty mitigation. These schemes are highly expensive and HMRC may challenge a scheme up to six years later imposing penalties and investigating all your tax matters.

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What authority has overall responsibility for overseeing the condition of repair of the conservation areas in Astwood Bank?

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English Heritage have put together a list of the state of conservation areas. Local conservation areas are created by the local authority (Redditch) who administer everything from including things like excessive road signs, rear extensions and paths and footpaths.

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Might my conveyancing quote conceal any extra costs?

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No. Homeward Legal's solicitors do not charge any hidden extra charges.

Q.

What kind of local searches as respects the risk of flooding at Hereford and Worcester will a property lawyer in Astwood Bank conduct?

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A key component in the conveyancing protocol of buying a property involves your conveyancer carrying out environmental searches that go in certain details on the Astwood Bank historical flood risk.

 
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