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Conveyancing in Blaby Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/04/18

Moving into a property in the area? Helpful regional transport and public service facts and figures ;

Blaby's closest train station is South Wigston and Blaby's nearest airport is East Midlands Airport (19 miles). Coventry Airport is 19 miles, and Tollerton Airport is 24 miles away.

Blaby is nearby at under 2m of the M1 junction entry 21 Southbound.

London Road Private Leicester is a nearby hospital.

Q.

How do I find fixed rate conveyancing?

A.

The lack of clarity surrounding this topic catches out many property buyers and sellers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many conveyancers offer so-called cheap conveyancing quotes. Unfortunately extra costs are often hiding in the small print. Excited property buyers and sellers, eager to get underway, often ignore this small print when they instruct.

Q.

What will the council tax cost me on a Fifties Band D flat in Blaby?

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Your homes pertinent council tax band will usually be set out within the conveyancer's title report along with the local council. The latest tax rates for homes in Blaby are detailed online at the Blaby council site. At the time of authoring (23 January 2013) the rates are:

  • Band A - £1,002.00
  • Band B - £1,169.00
  • Band C - £1,336.00
  • Band D - £1,503.00
  • Band E - £1,837.00
  • Band F - £2,170.00
  • Band G - £2,504.00
  • Band H - £3,005.00

Q.

Which local authority is responsible for Blaby?

Blaby is located in Blaby District Council, Council Offices, Desford Road, Narborough, Leicestershire LE9 5EP Tel: 0116 275 0555

Q.

Is Blaby soil likely to remain contaminated by vanadium?

A.

Blaby and the surrounding region has a legacy of chemical contamination. Other sources of contaminated land include polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs) and groundwater contaminants like bleach.

Q.

My mortgage lender will be Oakwood Homeloans, what do we need to be aware of?

A.

Buyers in Blaby should be aware that some lenders have reduced the number of firms able to act for them. Homeward Legal, fortunately, will act for the majority of mortgage lenders.

Q.

How will the property solicitor in Blaby report on the risk of possible flooding at Blaby?

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A property conveyancing lawyer will conduct standard property environmental searches, which include Blaby flood risk area data.

Q.

Do you need a chancel search? We are buying near a church in Blaby.

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Owners of property neighbouring churches are expected to cover the cost of repairs, as a result of chancel repair liability. Several sources are used to determine liability in Blaby, including parish archives. Blaby church lands which may give rise to chancel liability include All Saints.

Q.

In the next month we are intending to move out of our period house in Blaby into a larger house in Thurmaston . At what stage to select a removals firm?

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The ideal approach is for home movers to hold off instructing the removals until the point where everyone has confirmed an absolute move date that happens once signing of contracts.

As a rule firms will charge a cancellation fee . For a local Leicestershire firm Man & Van, Lutterworth Rd, Blaby, Leicester, LE8 4DW Call: 07748 654532 or Bell & Sons, Elms Depo/4 Cambridge Rd, Whetstone, Leicester, LE8 6LG Telephone: 0800 358 7077.