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Conveyancing in Bourton on the Water Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 27/07/17

Moving into a house in Bourton on the Water? Helpful local public service facts and figures -

Kingham train station is around 6 miles from Bourton on the Water. The closest airport to Bourton on the Water is Gloucester Airport. Kidlington Airport is 20 miles, and Defford Airport (disused) Airport is 22 miles away.

Moore Bourton on the Water is the neighbouring hospital.

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Although there are lots of £99 fixed quotes online, how do we find a reputable one? I need fixed rate conveyancing.

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Confusion over this point catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted, and many solicitors advertise 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Unfortunately additional charges are frequently hidden in the terms and conditions that buyers often do not check. The disbursements to be paid ought to be listed on your conveyancing quote. We provide quotes, not estimates, and clearly state the fees for a standard conveyancing.

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In 3 months we are shortly going to be moving from our semi detached residence in Bourton on the Water into our new abode in Bishops Cleeve at what point to appoint a house removal firm?

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Most property lawyers tend to recommend that you wait until such time as exchange of contracts as beforehand generally an absolute home moving date wont have been set. Some removals companies will charge a re booking penalty . For a local Gloucestershire company H & H Transport (UK) Ltd, Unit 78 Rissington Business Park, Upper Rissington, Cheltenham, GL54 2QB on 01451 820600.

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What average time should it take our lawyer to exchange contracts the conveyancing process on a terraced house?

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Getting contracts exchanged can take anywhere from 1 month to 3 months dependent on a number of things for example the speed of the seller's property

solicitor, or contentious issues that may arise. Our chosen conveyancers are highly results-orientated, with the intention of completing as speedily as we possibly can.

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Where can I check out if the Bourton on the Water conservation area is not being properly maintained?

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English Heritage, a government body, maintain records of the condition of conservation areas. Local conservation areas are created by the local authority (Cotswold) who govern everything from including things like poorly maintained public spaces, rear extensions and paths and footpaths.

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What does a Bourton on the Water property solicitor advise if the flat I am planning to buy is within a conservation area in Cotswold that has inappropriate doors fitted?

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Local authority Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search carried out by the solicitor during the conveyancing process will verify whether the Bourton on the Water property a conservation area and evidence of consent for changes to the property will be asked for.

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How do you work out stamp duty, how much should we pay on a £1053000 Bourton on the Water residential property?

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The Stamp Duty rate you will owe is based on the value of the home. It is £52650 on a £1053000 property.*

*(Source - www.gov.uk, 01/02/2013)

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Will the Bourton on the Water conveyancing solicitor get any searches on the Gloucestershire Regency end-of-terrace home I am buying?

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The routine procedure will be to get these searches - Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environmental and occasionally special local Bourton on the Water searches such as HS2 report.

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How can the Bourton on the Water lawyer advise me on the risk of flooding in the Bourton on the Water area for an investment property I am intending to buy?

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An experienced conveyancing solicitor makes an application for standard protocol environmental searches that will include Bourton on the Water flood risk area information.

 
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