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Conveyancing in Bagshot Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/04/17

Are you planning to relocate to the Bagshot area? Some relevant Bagshot transport and public service facts ;

Bagshot is close at within 1m of Junction 3 Southbound of the M3.

The closest airport to Bagshot is Farnborough (TAG London) Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 14 miles, London Heliport Airport is 24 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 12 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 13 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 19 miles, White Waltham Airport is 10 miles, Blackbushe Airport is 7 miles and Booker Airport is 18 miles away and Bagshot's nearest station is Bagshot at 1 mile s.

Frimley Park is the neighbouring hospital.

Q.

How do we get a cheap solicitor to own a house?

A.

The lack of clarity surrounding this issue catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted, and many conveyancers claim to offer supposedly cheap conveyancing. Often additional fees may increase your solicitor's invoice. The disbursements to be paid should also be clearly stated on a quote Extra fees included in terms and conditions needs to be fair and reasonable. They only be applied if the lawyer is required to complete extra work in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our quotes are not estimates, stating all the solicitors fees you will pay for a standard sale or purchase.

Q.

Do your house conveyancing solicitors a lot of experience at the conveyancing of property auction properties in Bagshot?

A.

Our CQS solicitors do frequently work for sellers at auction. Homeward Legal invariably recommend bidders to decide on a conveyancing firm in advance of the auction to allow enough time for a detailed review of the legal documents.

Subsequently, immediately after the date of the auction your instructed property lawyer is wholly prepared for swiftly finishing the conveyancing in as short a time frame as usually required by the terms if sale.

Q.

Which Bagshot mortgage lenders do you work with?

A.

We are able to work with the bulk of lenders listed with the Council of Mortgage Lenders. A number of mortgage specialists operate in Bagshot, like West Surrey Financial Services, 1a/White Hart Parade/London Rd, Blackwater, Camberley, GU17 9AD, Rampart Services, 52A Horsell Moor, Woking, GU21 4NJ, and Howard Taylor Associates, 79 Victoria Road, Farnborough, GU14 7PL.

Q.

Will our property solicitor in Bagshot report back to me about the amount to be paid of council tax on a Band B building prior to exchange of contracts?

A.

Your property lawyer will consult with the council to find out the relevant council tax rates, which will then be detailed in the report on title.

The latest tax rates for properties in Bagshot are set out online at the Surrey Heath local authority site. Currently on 20 June 2012 the different rates are:

  • Band A - £1,037.00
  • Band B - £1,210.00
  • Band C - £1,383.00
  • Band D - £1,556.00
  • Band E - £1,902.00
  • Band F - £2,248.00
  • Band G - £2,593.00
  • Band H - £3,112.00

Q.

Which local authority looks after Bagshot?

A.

Bagshot is located in Surrey County Council, Contact Centre, County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2DN, phone: 03456 009 009

Q.

Will we need a property surveyor to look into the home purchase?

A.

It is strongly recommended that all buyers in Bagshot order a survey. Buyers should be aware that there are a range of issues that have a negative impact on a property. These include cracks around door frames.

Q.

Could our conveyancing fees include any supplementary hidden charges?

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No. We never hide any extra, hidden costs under any circumstances.

Q.

In relation to the extensive flooding in the UK in April 2012 I am concerned that environmental searches aren't sufficient?

A.

Environmental searches carried out by your lawyer in Bagshot should include the far more detailed search (Landmark) if the risk is deemed significant.

If you are concerned you could make enquiries with a neighbour.

 
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