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Conveyancing in Bourne End Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/10/17

Are you moving into a residential property in Bourne End? Practical nearby services facts and figures -

Bourne End train station is almost 1 mile from Bourne End. The closest airport to Bourne End is Booker, Wycombe Air Park Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 13 miles, London Heliport Airport is 24 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 12 miles, Farnborough (TAG London) Airport is 21 mile s, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 14 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 14 miles, Elstree Airport is 18 miles, White Waltham Airport is 6 miles, Blackbushe Airport is 19 miles and Booker Airport is 5 miles away.

Bourne End is around a couple of miles off the M40 Junction 3 Southbound.

Marlow Community is a nearby hospital.

Q.

I need fixed rate conveyancing. What is included?

A.

Numerous solicitors offer so-called cheap conveyancing. Often additional fees will be included in the solicitor's terms.

Q.

The owner looks to have added ugly satellite dishes to the maisonette in Bourne End which may contravene conservation area criteria

A.

Your lawyer should find out if the property is located within a conservation area and whether any modifications have appropriate consents from the Wycombe planning authority. If no appropriate permissions be produced, your conveyancing solicitor will advise you of the alternatives e.g. taking out an indemnity insurance or seeking retrospective permission from the council.

Q.

For fast legal work on the purchase of a £833,000 house, what do we need to get?

A.

Contacting a proactive and experienced solicitor is the key to fast conveyancing. There are a number of things you could do. These include:

  • requesting regular updates from your solicitor and keep the pressure on
  • quickly completing and return any forms
  • organising your finances, including arranging a mortgage

Q.

Is a leasehold supplement a fee or disbursement?

A.

It is not always obvious whether an item on your quote is a disbursement or a fee. This cost is a fee not a disbursement, and should be clearly stated in your quote.

Q.

What is the council tax on a semi-detached Band F home in Bourne End?

A.

You will be cover the homes council tax band in the conveyancing report on title. Council tax charges for homes in Bourne End are set out on the Wycombe local authority site. As of 29 December 2012 the rates are:

  • Band A - £972.00
  • Band B - £1,133.00
  • Band C - £1,295.00
  • Band D - £1,457.00
  • Band E - £1,781.00
  • Band F - £2,105.00
  • Band G - £2,429.00
  • Band H - £2,915.00

Q.

Flood risk searches are all well and good but when one considers current events for example the serious flooding in the UK in April 2012 are they comfort enough to establish enough about the risk of flooding in Bourne End?

A.

Property conveyancing searches conducted by the Bourne End lawyer should include the more in depth search (Landmark) if the risk is deemed significant.

If you remain concerned you could try to contact a neighbour.

Q.

What will fee for our conveyancing searches total?

A.

With a Homeward Legal solicitor, clients are expected to pay at a maximum £249 for a standard search bundle. Informative but less frequently ordered extra searches include a tin mining search.

Q.

When in the process should you speak to a conveyancer to handle our sale?

A.

In the majority of situations, the sooner you instruct a firm, the better. Early instruction of a solicitor could mitigate the chance of your sale or purchase falling though.