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Conveyancing in Brandon Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/07/17

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.


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


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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

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


Can you give the reasons why Brandon purchase conveyancing requires weeks?


The legal work involved in buying or selling Brandon property may be delayed, we, however, strive to reduce the cost of these delays where feasible by chasing for prompt responses.


There are abundant useful articles all about doing your own legal work. Do we need to use a conveyancing solicitor in Brandon ?


Theoretically speaking there is no argument at all why a seller cannot do the conveyancing unaided.

However, a conveyancing solicitor in Brandon is familiar with a large number of assignments ranging from interpreting replies to enquiries and the Land Registry formalities which are more safely handled with appropriate a qualified solicitor. However firms and their solicitors are obligated to carry professional indemnity insurance in order to protect you from any professional errors.


Would you recommend that we get a chancel liability search if you are buying in Brandon on the same road as a church?


In Brandon, where land was once owned by a lay rectors, new owners of that property may be obliged to contribute towards upkeep of local churches. Following a change in the law, interest over any affected land must be registered by October 2013. This will make it easier to identify affected property through a chancel search. Your solicitor will suggest an appropriate indemnity policy to address chancel liability. Church properties in the area which may give rise to chancel liability include Chapel, St John the Evangelist and with Wangford, St Peter & St Denys.


Should I get a building surveyor to look into this Brandon house purchase?


It is strongly recommended that purchasers in Brandon instruct a RICS surveyor. Numerous concerns have a negative impact on a property, such as cavity wall tie failure. These will not be reported on by a solicitor.