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Conveyancing in Bestwood Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 24/04/18

Buying a house in the Bestwood area? Some relevant local travel and services information -

The closest airport to Bestwood is Tollerton, Nottingham City Airport (6 miles). East Midlands Airport is 14 miles, Tollerton Airport is 7 miles and Gamston Airport is 22 miles away and the nearest train station to Bestwood is Bulwell.

Nottingham City is the nearest hospital to Bestwood.

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I am trying to find the cheapest conveyancing solicitors. What should I check?

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Both high-street and online conveyancers promote supposedly cheap conveyancing. However additional charges are often hiding in the small print. A conveyancing quote should also clearly state the disbursements to be paid.We provide quotes, not estimates, and clearly state the fees for a standard conveyancing.

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Does the solicitor in Bestwood inform me about the amount to be paid of council tax on a Band G maisonette prior to completing on the purchase?

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The property solicitor will contact the appropriate Gedling local authority to find out the up to date council tax rates, which should then be set out in the title report. The correct rates for Bestwood are listed at the Gedling local authority website. At the time of writing on 18 November 2012 band rates are:

  • Band A - £1,060.00
  • Band B - £1,237.00
  • Band C - £1,414.00
  • Band D - £1,590.00
  • Band E - £1,944.00
  • Band F - £2,297.00
  • Band G - £2,651.00
  • Band H - £3,181.00

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What type of inquiry into the risk and history of local flooding to properties in Nottinghamshire will my lawyer in Bestwood scrutinise on a seventies home I am purchasing?

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A qualified property conveyancing solicitor makes an application for environmental searches, which include Bestwood flood risk data. In addition a conveyancer in Bestwood could possibly advise an inexpensive additional detailed local Bestwood area flood risk search.

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Is copper (Cu) frequently found in Bestwood soil?

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Policies and legislation are in place to control pollution, waste, water and chemical contamination. Land may also be contaminated by other sources, including fertilisers and groundwater contaminants like industrial chemicals.

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Is contaminated land in Bestwood a concern?

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A broad range of contaminants can lessen the desirability Bestwood property. Issues such as overhead transmission lines should be considered as part of the appropriate search.

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What will my conveyancing searches in Bestwood cost?

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Conveyancing searches ranges in cost. More uncommon searches include a British waterways search.

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We need to complete this freehold residence purchase as soon as possible, how can we ensure a fast conveyancing process in Bestwood?

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Instructing a proactive, diligent property lawyer is the key to a fast completion. When finding a suitable a property lawyer, consider these questions: Did you experience any delays when requesting a quote? Do they use email as the preferred mode of communication? Do they work on a 'no sale, no fee' basis?

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I am buying a residence in Nottingham St James. Is a chancel search compulsory?

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Your conveyancing solicitor may suggest that a chancel search is taken out, regardless of the parish where the property being bought is located. Chancel repair may be apportioned on current owners of a property where parish councils may have spared previous owners or tenants. In the event that chancel liability may apply, your solicitor might recommend insurance rather than pulling out of the purchase.