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Conveyancing in Bakewell Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 07/01/17

Thinking of moving to Bakewell? Handy Bakewell public service information -

Grindleford train station is about 7 miles from Bakewell and the nearest airport to Bakewell is Sheffield City Airport (17 miles).

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Local points of interest in Bakewell

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Chatsworth House Waterfall, Haddon Hall Historic Houses Association and Chatsworth House Historic Building are near to Bakewell.

The nearest hospital for Bakewell is Newholme Bakewell.

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Please confirm the cheapest fee for a £87,000 residence? I need low cost conveyancing.

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The confusion over what is, and is not, included in a 'cheap' quote leaves many buyers paying out more than they anticipated in the end. Many law firms purport to offer so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing'. Unfortunately extra fees are frequently hidden in the terms, left unregarded by busy buyers The disbursements to be paid should also be clearly stated on the conveyancing quote. The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the exact legal fees based on the property you are buying.

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I am planning to buy in Bakewell, do we need conveyancing searches?

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Searches are an accepted bundle of enquiries requested by your conveyancing lawyer through local and national agencies. These are not a substitute for a survey and are unable to address physical defects.

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Will the lawyer in Bakewell report back to me about the amount to be paid of council tax on a Band D house before completion?

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Your conveyancer will consult with the Derbyshire Dales local council to discover the latest council tax charges which will then be set out in the conveyancer's title report.

Council tax charges for Bakewell are listed at the Derbyshire Dales local authority website. As of 22 February 2013 rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £1,026.00
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  • Band B - £1,197.00
  • Band C - £1,368.00
  • Band D - £1,539.00
  • Band E - £1,881.00
  • Band F - £2,223.00
  • Band G - £2,565.00
  • Band H - £3,078.00

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Conveyancing searches are surmised archived data but when one considers recent events such as the extensive flooding in Sept 2012 in the East Midlands, are they sufficient to see enough about the Bakewell area flood risk?

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Conveyancing searches carried out by a Bakewell lawyer will include the far more specialist flood search if required.

If you are nervous you could contact a neighbour of the property.

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When I am buying in Bakewell close to a church constructed around the 13th Century, would you advise that I get a chancel search?

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Property owners near to church property in the locality are expected to contribute towards repairs, as a result of chancel repair liability. Liability has the potential to impact the value of a property, but insurance is available should an obligation to fund repairs be enforced. Bakewell ecclesiastical properties where a chancel search may be necessary include All Saints.

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We are buying in Bakewell on a newly development ex-industrial use land. Is the topsoil potentially contaminated by waste minerals like titanium (Ti)?

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Extensive measures are taken on a local and national level to identify and resolve soil contamination. Also considering issues such as groundwater contamination and trichloroethylene, contaminants affecting Bakewell property will be factored into an environmental search.

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What local factors can affect land in Bakewell, and are they checked for thoroughly?

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Land can be contaminated by many natural causes and human activities. Contaminants like nearby waste management facilities should be reported on during conveyancing searches. Arbor Low Works, Long Rake, Derbyshire, DE45 1JS is one such potential source of contamination.

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I plan to buy a converted chapel in Heanor. Are we advised to get a chancel search?

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Your conveyancer may suggest a chancel search. In older areas of Bakewell, chancel repair has the potential to be charged on the owners of a building where church councils have not imposed the same liability on the last owners, so indemnity insurance may be advisable even if liability is unlikely.

 
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