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Conveyancing in Boston Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/04/17

Are you buying a house in Boston? Pertinent local Boston public transport and services information -

Boston's closest station is Boston and the closest airport to Boston is Gamston Airport (44 miles).

Pilgrim is the neighbouring hospital.

Q.

How do I get the best rates for conveyancing in Boston for a £456,000 property?

A.

Many homeowners seeking discount conveyancing are caught out by the lure of very low conveyancing rates. Many firms purport to offer supposedly cheap conveyancing, however extra fees are often hiding in small print. The conveyancing quote ought to list the disbursements to be paid.Our quotes clearly state the solicitors' fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

Q.

We are buying on a former industrial site. Is arsenic topsoil contamination likely?

A.

Steps are taken in all parts of Boston and the UK to find and clean up soil contamination. Also considering issues such as groundwater contaminants like detergents and disinfection by-products, contaminants affecting Boston property will be factored into an environmental search.

Q.

I am completing next April, how is stamp duty rates calculated?

A.

Stamp Duty Land Tax is calculated with reference to the purchase price. It is £56600 on a £1132000 home.

Q.

What is the council tax on a Forties detached Band G building in Boston?

A.

You should be supply the houses council tax band as part of the conveyancer's title report.

Council tax charges for homes in Boston are set out online at the Boston local authority website. At the time of writing (10 July 2012) the different rates are:

  • Band A - £957.00
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  • Band B - £1,116.00
  • Band C - £1,276.00
  • Band D - £1,435.00
  • Band E - £1,754.00
  • Band F - £2,073.00
  • Band G - £2,392.00
  • Band H - £2,871.00

Q.

How much can conveyancing searches cost?

A.

With Homeward Legal's conveyancing service, clients buying a property charged at most £249 for a standard search bundle. Searches are paid to a third party, and are not included in your solicitor's fees.

Q.

We are on a short deadline and would like ensure fast conveyancing, what should we ensure to speed up the process?

A.

It is well established that buying faster is crucial to instruct a proactive and experienced solicitor. There are numerous tasks you, as the buyer, can do, such as, calling or emailing the solicitor, and chase them if you suspect any delays, replying to your solicitor by phone, fax or email and arranging any finances require to complete the purchase.

Q.

Does the conveyancer in Boston do any conveyancing searches on the Lincolnshire period detached cottage I am purchasing

A.

If buying and applying for a mortgage a mortgage lender will expect specific searches, including these searches - Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW) and Environment Search, as well as any specific local Boston searches such as Limestone Search.

Q.

I would prefer to complete on the legal work on my leasehold flat within 6 weeks, are Homeward Legal extra fast Boston conveyancing solicitors ?

A.

Homeward Legal takes a take charge modus operandi to concluding the necessary legal work for customers as quickly as possible.

Our approach to conveyancing is different as we use cutting edge online completion systems .

More importantly we always look after you with a property lawyer prepared to communicate up and down the chain .

 
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