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Conveyancing in Bovey Tracey Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 20/01/18

Buying or selling a residential property in the Bovey Tracey area? Helpful local public service details -

The closest station to Bovey Tracey is Newton Abbot and Bovey Tracey's closest airport is Exeter International Airport. Plymouth City Airport is 23 miles and away.

Bovey Tracey is the neighbouring hospital to Bovey Tracey.

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Please confirm the cheapest fee for a £714k house? We need to find affordable conveyancing.

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Both high-street and online firms purport to offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often additional costs are frequently hidden in the terms of engagement. Additional costs ought to be clearly defined. Applicable disbursements ought to be listed on your quote. The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the exact legal fees based on the property you are buying.

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What makes Bovey Tracey property legal work to need such a long time?

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Conveyancing in Bovey Tracey may experience many unexpected delays. Homeward Legal work hard to reduce the cost of these delays wherever a difference can be made by driving the transaction forward. Common delays include a slow firm acting for the lender.

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Is there anything we are supposed to do to make our Bovey Tracey conveyancing faster?

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Crucial to a fast conveyancing transaction is to employing a proactive, diligent property lawyer. There are a range of things you as the purchaser could do to get moving sooner, including, quickly answering your property lawyer's questions, ordering a property survey early in the transaction and contacting your property lawyer regularly.

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Flood risk searches are calculated from archived data and when you factor in climate change for example the flooding in Sept 2012 in South West England are they still appropriate to report enough about the Bovey Tracey future flood risk?

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A diligent Bovey Tracey solicitor should always include flood searches if the environmental searches spots a risk.

It is not uncommon for buyers to get in touch with a neighbour for additional insight.

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Will the Bovey Tracey conveyancing solicitor tell me about the cost of council tax on a Band B building prior to exchange of contracts?

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Your property lawyer will contact the governing Teignbridge local authority to ascertain the currently applicable council tax rates, which will be detailed in the conveyancing report on title. Council tax charges for Bovey Tracey are set out on the Teignbridge local authority website. At the time of writing, 13 August 2012, the rates are:

  • Band A - £1,031.00
  • Band B - £1,203.00
  • Band C - £1,375.00
  • Band D - £1,547.00
  • Band E - £1,891.00
  • Band F - £2,235.00
  • Band G - £2,579.00
  • Band H - £3,094.00

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For our mortgage lender, we have chosen Kent Reliance - what do we need to know?

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Some lenders have opted to reduce the size of their 'solicitor panel'. Homeward Legal, however, are able to act on behalf of many lenders.

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Are the many designated conservation areas in Bovey Tracey likely to affect us?

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Areas considered to be of architectural or historic interest, like fishing villages, may be designated as conservation areas. You may wish to contact the local council for more information, but your conveyancing lawyer will investigate this in detail.

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How early do you need to instruct a solicitor in Bovey Tracey?

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Generally, the sooner you instruct a solicitor, the better. The legal work can then begin very early in the process. Instructing your solicitor sooner could mitigate the chance of your transaction stalling.