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Conveyancing in Callington Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/07/17

Handy regional public transport and services facts and figures ;

The closest airport to Callington is Plymouth City Airport (11 miles s). Callington's closest station is Gunnislake.

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Callington points of interest

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Callington Kit Hill Country Park and Gunnislake Tamar Valley Donkey Park Animal Sanctuary are close at hand to Callington.

The nearest hospital is Liskeard Community.

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How do we find the cheapest conveyancing solicitors?

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This topic catches out many property buyers and sellers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many law firms promote theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but extra fees may be added into the solicitor's terms. Any disbursements should also be included on a quote Costs found in the terms needs to be reasonable and clear. The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the solicitors' fees, based on the property you are buying.

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What is the council tax on a Fifties detached Band C home in Callington?

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You should be provide your new house's band as part of the report on title. The latest tax rates for Callington are set out in detail on the Cornwall local authority site. On (13 August 2012) the rates are:

  • Band A - £979.00
  • Band B - £1,142.00
  • Band C - £1,305.00
  • Band D - £1,468.00
  • Band E - £1,794.00
  • Band F - £2,120.00
  • Band G - £2,446.00
  • Band H - £2,936.00

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To complete on our purchase ASAP, how do we organise fast conveyancing?

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Finding a communicative property lawyer is key a fast transaction. When selecting a property lawyer, you should ask the following: Did you experience any delays when

requesting a quote? Do they use email as the preferred mode of communication? How soon will they order searches?

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Do we need to be aware of 'fixtures and fittings'?

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Callington property buyers are frequently confused by the lack of detail regarding fixtures and fittings. Completion or agreement of a fixtures and fittings form is unfortunately often left to the last minute, when a dispute may jeopordise the transaction.

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At what point is it wise to find a conveyancing solicitor?

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In the vast majority of cases, the sooner you instruct a conveyancing firm, the better. The legal work can then begin immediately. Instructing a solicitor to handle your Callington conveyancing early can reduce the likelihood of the other side pulling out.

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I am selling in Callington, and have had a quote from you. Are there any extra costs?

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Our solicitors never hide any extra, hidden charges. A Homeward Legal quote is an single, accurate price the legal expenses for your transaction.

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Do we need a chancel search when we are buying a Callington property on the same road as land owned by the church?

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Where land in Callington was once owned by a lay-rector, new owners of that property may be obliged to pay for upkeep of local churches. A chancel search will confirm whether liability for Callington properties is likely to exist. The solicitor handling your conveyancing will confirm that a chancel search is appropriate. Church properties in the area where chancel liability may apply include St Mary.

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When buying a unique house in the middle of a conservation area. How do we find details about the state of repair of the conservation area?

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Local conservation areas are created by the local authority (Cornwall) who preside over conservation area concerns from building materials used to the blockage of street guard rails.

English Heritage, a government body, have created a list of the state of repair of conservation areas.

 
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