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Conveyancing in Bovey Tracey Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/04/18

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 does a Bovey Tracey conveyancing lawyer do if the property I hope to buy is within a local authority conservation area and has inappropriate PVC windows added?

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Teignbridge local authority searches conducted by the solicitor in the process of the conveyancing should find out whether the property is within a designated conservation area and evidence of planning authority consent for additions to the property will be asked for.

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We are buying a 1950s flat in the boundary of conservation areas. Where does one find details in relation to the standard of upkeep?

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Local Bovey Tracey conservation areas are designated by the local authority (Teignbridge) who administer conservation area concerns from what can be developed to the impediment of advertising hoardings. Following a campaign, English Heritage now maintain a list of the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas.

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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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The estate agent we're using in Abergele has put forward the solicitors firm which they often use. Must I use this firm?

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An agent in Abergele can influence a solicitor they refer a lot of work to, and can therefore exert pressure on your behalf, however, such referrals need to be weighed up against alternatives, as some agents choose the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not a firm with local expertise and a solid reputation.

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When my partner and I are purchasing by a church constructed in the 1400s in Bovey Tracey, would you recommend that we get a chancel search?

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Chancel repair can require Bovey Tracey property owners to contribute towards the cost of upkeep of specific local church buildings. Insurance may be available to protect a buyer should a Bovey Tracey Parochial Church Council enforce liability. Church of England properties in the area where chancel liability may apply include St John and St Peter, St Paul and St Thomas of Canterbury.

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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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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.