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Conveyancing in Boston Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 18/02/18

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.

The estate agent we're using in Loughborough has put forward the solicitors firm. Will it be faster to instruct them?

A.

Many agents in Loughborough will have referral deals with solicitors whereby they refer conveyancing work to them. These referrals must be carefully considered, as there is a risk that the agent may suggest the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the most appropriate choice.

Q.

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

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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.

Which local authority looks after Boston?

A.

Boston is located in Boston Borough Council, Municipal Buildings, West Street, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE21 8QR, phone: 01205 314 200

Q.

Property environmental searches may be fine but with recent flooding for instance the major flooding in Sept 2012 in the East Midlands are they sufficient to verify sufficient information about the ever changing Boston flood risk area?

A.

Conveyancing searches conducted by your Boston conveyancing solicitor will include the far more detailed flood search if it is felt necessary.

If you are still anxious it may be worth trying to get in touch with a local resident.

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.

How is Boston contaminated land identified?

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Land in Boston could be contaminated by several natural causes and human activities, like coal mining. An environmental search will give more detail. Contamination can be caused by Boston waste sites, including Slippery Gowt Lane, Wyberton, PE21 7AA.

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.