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Conveyancing in Beacon Hill Q & A's

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Updated: 18/04/17

Planning to moving to the area? Pertinent nearby public transport and public service information -

Beacon Hill's nearest train station is Haslemere at 3 miles. The nearest airport to Beacon Hill is Farnborough (TAG London) Airport (11 miles s). Blackbushe Airport is 15 miles away.

Holy Cross Shottermill is a nearby hospital to Beacon Hill.

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How do we find low cost conveyancing in Beacon Hill?

A.

Many online and high street firms promote theoretically cheap conveyancing, but extra fees may be added into the solicitor's terms of engagement. Your conveyancing quote should state third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid. Extra costs found in your solicitor's terms needs to be clearly defined.

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As a result of the fact that 2012 was second wettest year since 1920, I am concerned that property environmental searches may not be sufficient?

A.

Environmental searches handled by your Beacon Hill property lawyer should also include the far more thorough Landmark flood search if the risk warrants it.

If you remain still apprehensive it may be worth trying to consult one of your future neighbours.

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What are fixtures and fittings?

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New owners will often be frustrated with the lack of formality over which fixtures and fittings are included. Conveyancing solicitors recommend a formal fixtures and fittings form to avoid later disagreements, clarifying to both parties what items will stay, and which will be removed.

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Are there any mortgage lenders with offices in Beacon Hill?

Most lenders in Beacon Hill are on our panels. Lenders and mortgage specialists in Beacon Hill include Haines Derek, 114 Herbert Av, Poole, BH12 4HU, Headstart Mortgage Services, 274-278 Wimborne Rd, Bournemouth, BH3 7AT, and Mortgage Mania, Suite 13 Branksome Park House/Branksome Business Park/Bourne, Poole, BH12 1ED.

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Will a property report compiled by the solicitor in Beacon Hill advise me on the applicable rates of the council tax for a house prior to completion?

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Your solicitor will speak to the East Dorset local authority to ascertain the current council tax band and rates, which will then be set out in the title report. The latest council tax charges for properties in Beacon Hill are listed at the East Dorset local authority site. As of 15 August 2012 rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £1,093.00
  • Band B - £1,275.00
  • Band C - £1,457.00
  • Band D - £1,639.00
  • Band E - £2,003.00
  • Band F - £2,367.00
  • Band G - £2,731.00
  • Band H - £3,278.00

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I am buying a 1940s flat in a conservation area. How do I uncover details relating to the state of repair of the area?

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Local Beacon Hill conservation areas are set up by the local East Dorset planning authority, who police things like building materials to the obstruction of neglected buildings. English Heritage keep a list of the condition of conservation areas.

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What will my conveyancing searches cost?

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The cost of conveyancing searches somewhat varies. Searches are disbursements paid to a third party, and will not be included in a solicitor's fees.

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We are buying on a Beacon Hill brownfield site. Could the soil be contaminated by industrial waste?

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Steps are taken on a national level to identify and remediate topsoil contamination. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Beacon Hill, including local authorities.

 
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