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Conveyancing in Bridport Q & A's

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Updated: 20/04/17

Buying a home in Bridport? Useful local Bridport travel and public service facts and figures -

Bridport's closest airport is Exeter International Airport. The closest train station to Bridport is Maiden Newton.

Bridport Community is a relatively close hospital.

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I am trying to find the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in Bridport. What is included?

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The confusion over this point catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted. Many law firms purport to offer theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes. However additional costs may be added into the small print. Any charges which are listed in terms of engagement should be fair and clearly defined. Applicable disbursements ought to be listed on your quote. We provide quotes, not estimates, and clearly state the fees for a standard conveyancing.

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We have taken out a quote from you. Might there be any hidden fees?

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No. Homeward Legal do not hide any hidden extra costs. Know that some solicitor do not give accurate quotes, only estimates, which they will not be required to adhere to.

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In a few months we are likely to be moving out of our period property near Bridport to our next flat in Blandfordum when to appoint a house removal firm?

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Best advice is for buyers to wait before making arrangements with a removal firm until such time as you and the other side has confirmed the move date that takes place once exchange of contracts. Commonly firms might impose a late cancellation fine . Speak to Northover & Gilbert, Priory Works Gundry Lane, Bridport, DT6 3RJ Tel: 01308 423939 or Carey Furniture Retail Outlet Ltd, Unit 24 Dreadnought Trading Est, Bridport, DT6 5BU Call: 01308 427495.

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What will the Bridport property lawyer do if the home I want to buy is in a registered conservation area and has an un-consented roof antenna added?

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West Dorset council enquiries carried out by your solicitor as part of the conveyancing should verify if the property is within a conservation area proof of Coal Authority consent for alterations will be required.

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Do you need a chancel search? We are buying close to a rectory manor in Bridport.

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The result of a landmark case 10 years ago reaffirmed that 'lay impropriators' of property must contribute towards the cost of church repairs. Following a change in the law, interest over any affected land in Bridport must be registered by October 2013. This will make it easier to identify affected property through a chancel search. Churches in this area include St Mary.

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I am completing next November. What will be calculated for stamp duty?

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Stamp Duty is dependent on the purchase price. On a £1130000 residential property, stamp duty will be £56500.

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I am purchasing a Bridport property with Natwest - what do I need to be aware of?

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Until recently, solicitors could carry out mortgage-related work for most lenders. A small number of lenders have limited the firms who can act for them. This can mean increased legal costs for property purchasers. Homeward Legal are able to act for most mortgage lenders, keeping buyers' legal costs to a minimum.

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We are intending to buy a unique flat in a designated Bridport conservation area. How do we locate more data relating to the state of upkeep?

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Conservation areas in Bridport are designated by the local West Dorset planning authority, who manage things like street furniture to the avoidance of traffic signs. Following a campaign, English Heritage have produced a list of the condition of conservation areas in Bridport and throughout England.

 
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