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Conveyancing in Brandon Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 15/10/17

Brandon area information

Weeting Castle English Heritage and Grimes Graves English Heritage are situated in Brandon.

Brandon's closest airport is Cambridge City Airport (25 miles). The closest train station to Brandon is Brandon.

The nearest hospital is Swaffham Community.

Q.

How do I find the best conveyancing rates in Brandon for a £633,000 house?

A.

Several law firms offer so-called cheap conveyancing quotes. Unfortunately extra fees are often hiding in the terms of engagement. Third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid ought to be listed on your conveyancing quote Any costs listed in your solicitor's terms needs to be reasonable.

Q.

I must achieve a very fast sale, does your panel use fast property lawyers in Brandon ?

A.

Homeward Legal adopts a highly efficient plan of attack to finishing the conveyancing process as fast as possible.

By utilising cutting edge land registry integrated systems .

We assign you a CQS conveyancer qualified to communicate by phone and email with everyone in the buyer and seller chain e.g. mortgage lenders, to bring about a quick completion.

Q.

At what stage should we book the removals firm?

A.

The ideal point is to avoid a removal company until you have confirmed the final move date which commonly occurs once exchange of contracts.

The majority of residential removals firms might charge a cancellation premium . Speak to Thompson Vans, 25 Church Rd, Brandon, IP27 0EN on 07749 783139 or McCarthy P Ltd, 16 Barnes Close, Brandon, IP27 0NY Phone: 01842 810052.

Q.

Is lithium topsoil contamination likely in Brandon?

A.

Soil contamination is regularly tested. Environment search results will factor contaminants, including metals and others such as water contaminants such as industrial chemicals and polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs).

Q.

I am buying a £629000. How is stamp duty calculated?

A.

The SDLT you must pay is calculated based on the home's value. On a £629000 residential property in Brandon, stamp duty will be £25160.*

*Correct February 2013

Q.

If we plan to purchase in the parish of Little Horningsheath, do we need a chancel search?

A.

Regardless of the Brandon parish in which you are purchasing, the solicitor is likely to recommend that a chancel search be ordered. Chancel repair can be imposed on owners of a property where Parochial Church Councils have not imposed the same liability on the last owners, so indemnity insurance may be advisable even if liability is unlikely.

Q.

Is a drainage search a fee or disbursement?

A.

A good quote will list all fees and disbursements. This charge is a disbursement not a fee, and is passed on to the buyer at cost.

Q.

Would you address taking precautions to bypass paying out for stamp duty on buying in Brandon?

A.

SDLT usually must be paid for property sold for more than £125,000. We do not advise clients undertake any stamp duty mitigation scheme. These schemes are expensive and very risky. There have been a small number of government-sponsored schemes, on the other hand, such as for first-time buyers. Your solicitor will advise as to your eligibility.