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Conveyancing in Bowthorpe Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/02/18

Buying a residential property in the area? Pertinent local Bowthorpe public transport and public service facts -

The closest airport to Bowthorpe is Norwich International Airport. The nearest train station to Bowthorpe is Norwich.

Norwich, Old Watton Rd is the most convenient hospital.

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We need a cheap Bowthorpe solicitor to buy a house. and what is included?

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Many solicitors purport to offer theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes, but additional costs will be included in the solicitor's terms, left unread by preoccupied property buyers and sellers Any disbursements should also be clearly stated on the quote. The online quote calculator can generate an accurate statement of the legal fees for the property you plan to buy.

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Conveyancing solicitors in Bowthorpe do varied searches when instructed to act for a purchaser, what actual searches?

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When taking out a mortgage the mortgage lender requires you to a solicitor to get at least specific searches, including these searches - Local Authority Search, Drainage Search (Con29DW) and Environment Search,, and possibly specific local searches for instance Commons Registration Search.

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Is your solicitor team experienced enough to move quickly on the conveyancing for residential property auction properties in Bowthorpe?

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Our CQS solicitors often get instructed by auction buyers and sellers. Solicitors consistently advocate purchasers to select the lawyer in advance of the auction day so there is time for a detailed investigation.

Subsequently, following the day of the auction your chosen lawyer is thoroughly focused on finishing the conveyancing within 28 days as typically required .

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I am buying in Bowthorpe, and have had a quote from you. Are there any hidden charges?

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It is unfortunate that buyers must be on their guard for considerable extra costs hidden in small print. Homeward Legal's solicitors never hide any hidden fees. Be aware that some solicitors' firms will give a low estimate, not an accurate quote. The bill you receive on completion can be much greater.

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

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As is widely reported, fast conveyancing is crucial to is to use a communicative conveyancing solicitor. There are numerous tasks you, as the buyer, can also do, including, completing all forms as soon as possible, arranging your mortgage offer and contacting your conveyancing solicitor regularly.

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How is contaminated land in Bowthorpe checked?

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Residential property in Bowthorpe would be contaminated by a broad range of environmental factors, like local waste transfer sites. An environmental search should offer more information. Contamination in Bowthorpe can be caused by local waste sites, such as Easton Lodge Farm, Dereham Road, Norfolk, NR9 5EQ.

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Will my assigned conveyancing solicitor in Bowthorpe inform me about the amount of council tax to be paid for a Band E townhouse prior to exchange?

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A conveyancer will contact the governing South Norfolk local authority to discover the currently applicable council tax band and rates, which should be written in the conveyancing report on title. Up-to-date rates for properties in Bowthorpe are set out in detail online at the South Norfolk council site. At the time of authoring (30 June 2012) the different rates are:

  • Band A - £1,023.00
  • Band B - £1,194.00
  • Band C - £1,364.00
  • Band D - £1,535.00
  • Band E - £1,876.00
  • Band F - £2,217.00
  • Band G - £2,558.00
  • Band H - £3,070.00

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Should we get a chancel search if we are buying in Bowthorpe?

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Chancel liability repair costs can run into £100,000s, which owners of affected property will be compelled to pay on demand to the Bowthorpe Church council. Some names or words such as 'vicarage' give an indication of a property's history, and thus whether chancel liability may apply. Church lands in this area include St Michael.