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Conveyancing in Avonmouth Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/07/17

Thinking of re-locating to the Avonmouth area? Helpful local transport and public service details -

Avonmouth's nearest airport is Bristol Airport. Avonmouth station is about a mile from Avonmouth.

Avonmouth is very close at under a miles of junction entry 18 Southbound of the M5.

The neighbouring hospital for Avonmouth is Bristol, Redland Hill.

Q.

How can we ensure our cheap quote is fixed? I need to find affordable conveyancing.

A.

This point catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many firms promote cheap conveyancing quotes, but extra fees are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms of engagement. Excited buyers, eager to get underway, often ignore this small print when they instruct. Any additional costs found in terms of engagement should be reasonable and be applicable if your conveyancer is required to complete unexpected extra work on your behalf, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid should be included on your conveyancing quote

Q.

Should I get a property survey for our home purchase?

A.

It is recommended that Avonmouth buyers arrange a house surveyor. Many problems have a negative impact on a property. These can include subsidence or poor ventilation. These will not be reported on by a solicitor.

Q.

I am buying a £913000 house in Avonmouth. How is stamp duty worked out?

A.

Stamp Duty is based on the property's value. For a home bought for £913000, stamp duty will be £36520 (accurate March 2013).

Q.

I need especially fast Avonmouth solicitors - is that Homeward Legal?

A.

Homeward Legal takes a active plan of attack to concluding the conveyancing process for home movers to meet the sellers needs.

Our panel of solicitors method is different - we always use the latest integrated systems . Crucially , we assign a firm prepared to communicate with all parties in the buyer and seller chain .

Q.

In what ways can a conveyancing solicitor in Avonmouth advise us on the risk of floods in the Avonmouth area for a seventies property we intend to purchase?

A.

A lawyer makes an application for standard environmental searches that will include Avonmouth area flood risk information. An inexpensive specialist Bristol database search, such as the Homecheck search, may be suggested by a Avonmouth lawyer if the results of the initial conveyancing searches suggest any risk of flooding. At the time of writing (27-Dec-12) there were no warnings around the Severn Estuary at Oldbury-on-Severn, Northwick and Avonmouth at the Little Avon River and other rivers and streams in the Vale of Berkeley

Q.

Which Avonmouth lenders do you work with?

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Of lenders with local offices proximate to Avonmouth, we with the vast majority. Lenders and mortgage specialists in Avonmouth include Independent Mortgage Solutions (South West), 14 Whitehouse St, Bristol, BS3 4AY, Independent Mortgage Associates, Monarch House/1-7 Smyth Rd, Bristol, BS3 2BX, and Charcol, Whitefriars/Lewins Mead, Bristol, BS1 2NT.

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I am intending to purchase a home in the parish of Pitchcombe. Will a chancel search be necessary?

A.

Whether you are buying a home in Avonmouth or elsewhere in the county, the property lawyer may suggest that a chancel search is ordered. In Avonmouth's much older areas, chancel repair has the potential to be charged on the owners of a home where Parochial Church Councils have previously chosen not to do so. For property in the parish of Pitchcombe, it is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.

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What causes conveyancing in Avonmouth to require so much time and effort?

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The conveyancing process could potentially be delayed even where there is no chain. Sometimes, these reasons are beyond the solicitors' influence. We see how frustrating such delays may be and endeavour to reduce their cost by, for example, ordering searches as early as possible. Reasons for delay may include slow solicitors acting for the other side.

 
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