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Conveyancing in Burton upon Trent Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/02/18

Handy nearby transport and services information

Burton upon Trent's closest airport is East Midlands Airport (13 miles). Tollerton Airport is 25 miles away and Burton-on-Trent train station is almost 1 mile from Burton upon Trent.

Queens, Burton Upon Trent is a relatively close hospital to Burton upon Trent.

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What do you charge for the legal fees on a £541,000 house? I am looking for fixed rate Burton upon Trent conveyancing.

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Confusion over this issue catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many conveyancers claim to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. However additional costs are often hiding in small print. This small print is often not read by buyers in a hurry.

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Might my legal charges conceal any extra costs?

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Unfortunately, hidden fees are not uncommon in conveyancing. Our solicitors do not charge any extra, hidden charges. Be aware that some solicitor do not give accurate quotes, only estimates. The final bill you receive may be much more.

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How much will our searches be?

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Burton upon Trent conveyancing searches ranges in cost, depending on the particular searches ordered. These searches are will be charged at cost.

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Myself and my partner are interested in purchasing a property in Burton upon Trent. Can I verify if the property is in a conservation area?

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With around 9,000 conservation areas throughout England, the neighbourhoods near or within Burton upon Trent will include a number of areas of special architectural or historic interest designated as protected. George Street Burton and Clarence Street / Anglesey Road are among the conservation areas in Burton upon Trent. The local authority will advise further about local conservation areas, and the solicitor handling your purchase will confirm potential liability for unauthorised works.

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Leeds Building Society is our lender, is there anything we need to be aware of?

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When taking out a mortgage, your lender will require legal work to be carried out on their behalf. Recently, a number of lenders have opted to reduce the size of their 'solicitor panel', resulting in increased legal costs for house purchasers if the lender insists upon their own chosen solicitor . Homeward Legal will act for the majority of mortgage lenders, keeping buyers' legal costs to a minimum.

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When in the conveyancing process do I need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor?

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In the vast majority of cases, instructing as soon as possible is wise, as there are a number of tasks that can be performed immediately. Some advocate postponing instruction until the offer is accepted, but opting to delay can jeopardise your sale or purchase.

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In about 6 weeks we are anticipating to move from our detached home on the outskirts of Burton upon Trent into a larger dwelling in Burntwood what is the optimum stage to book a home removal company?

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The ideal point is for buyers to wait before agreeing the removals company until such time as everyone has formally agreed your date which happens once exchange of contracts. The majority of removals firms will impose a cancellation amount . Try Smart Move, 49 Knightsbridge Way, Stretton, Burton On Trent, DE13 0WH on 01283 541001 or Britannia Premier Removals Ltd, Kilbride Container Store/Nicolson Way, Burton On Trent, DE14 2AP Phone: 0808 155 9092.

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What will the council tax cost for a new build Band B flat in Burton upon Trent?

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The band will usually be identified within the report on title, and by the local authority. Up-to-date charges for residents of Burton upon Trent are listed on the East Staffordshire council site. At the time of writing, 12 October 2012, rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £992.00
  • Band B - £1,157.00
  • Band C - £1,323.00
  • Band D - £1,488.00
  • Band E - £1,819.00
  • Band F - £2,149.00
  • Band G - £2,480.00
  • Band H - £2,976.00