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Conveyancing in Calcot Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 12/07/17

Handy regional travel and services facts -

Calcot's closest airport is Blackbushe Airport (12 miles). Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 25 miles, Farnborough (TAG London) Airport is 16 miles, White Waltham Airport is 13 miles, and Booker Airport is 16 miles away. The closest station to Calcot is Theale, almost 1 mile away.

Calcot is under a miles of junction entry 12 Eastbound of the M4.

Prospect Park Reading is a nearby hospital to Calcot.

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How do we get a discount conveyancing quote in Calcot?

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Numerous conveyancers offer theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes. Often extra costs can inflate your final bill. Third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid ought to be listed on your conveyancing quote

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Should I instruct a conveyancing referred by the agent?

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Agent referrals are a common route for buyers to find a solicitor. However, if they are paid a referral fee, the agent may prefer to suggest the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not a firm with local expertise and a solid reputation.

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Which Calcot lender panels are you on?

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The Homeward Legal group have worked with the majority of lenders who are Council of Mortgage Lenders-approved. A number of mortgage specialists operate in Calcot, including Maclean Associates Ltd, Po Box 8009, Tilehurst, Reading, RG30 4NQ.

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Do I need to get a property survey for our house we are interested in buying?

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The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors strongly advise that you arrange a home buyer survey. There can be a range of problems that will impact a property. These include cavity wall tie failure or poor drainage. These will not be reported on by a solicitor.

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How much will our searches be?

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Searches range in cost, depending on the particular searches ordered. Searches are paid to a third party.

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How is stamp duty tax determined and how much should it be on a £997000 residential property?

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Stamp Duty is dependent on the purchase price. Stamp duty will be £39880 on a £997000 property.

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I plan to purchase a home in the parish of Shellingford. Is a chancel search appropriate?

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Whichever Calcot parish you are purchasing in, a property solicitor could advise a chancel search. Chancel repair dues can be collected on owners of a property where Parochial Church Councils may have spared previous owners or tenants.

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Fixtures and fittings are defined as what?

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Mainly, fixtures are 'fixed' to floors, walls and ceilings, whereas fixtures are easier to detach or remove. Completion or agreement of a fixtures and fittings form is unfortunately often left to the last minute, when a dispute may jeopordise the transaction. This can make the clarification of any difference of opinion so important.

 
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