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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: 10/10/17

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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What are Bourton on the Water 'conveyancing searches'?

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Searches are enquiries ordered by the conveyancing lawyer with local and national organisations, such as a gypsum search. These are unable to address physical defects.

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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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Which local authority looks after Bourton on the Water?

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Bourton on the Water is located in Cotswold District Council, Trinity Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1PX, Call: 01285 623 000

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Is a PI contribution a disbursement or fee?

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Unfortunately, some firms frequently hide extra costs as necessary disbursements. It may not be obvious whether a cost is a fee or disbursement, and if it ought to be included. This cost is a fee not a disbursement, and should be included in a conveyancing quote.

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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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Why does conveyancing for a purchase go on for so long? We had a rather slow firm the last time we moved.

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The conveyancing process in Bourton on the Water could be subject to numerous interruptions or delays. We endeavour to curtail the burden of these delays whenever it is possible by proactively handling all enquiries. Common delays can include difficulties with mortgage finance.