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Conveyancing in Calne Q & A's

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Updated: 20/10/17

Useful Calne transport and public service information -

Chippenham station is around 5 miles from Calne and Bristol Airport is 31 mile from Calne.

Chippenham is a relatively close hospital.

Q.

How do I get the best rates for conveyancing in Calne for a £694k house?

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Many online and high street solicitors purport to offer cheap conveyancing. However extra costs are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms of engagement. Busy, stressed buyers and sellers ignore these terms at their peril. Additional charges listed in your solicitor's terms ought to be reasonable and only apply in cases where the lawyer is required to complete extra work on your behalf, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. A quote ought to define any disbursements.Our quotes offer a clear statement of your solicitors fees for a standard purchase or sale.

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What are fixtures and fittings?

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There is no absolute definition of fixtures and fittings, resulting in considerable confusion once the buyer moves in and items are missing. To avoid confusion, a list should be agreed by both sides and will save much anxiety later in the conveyancing process..

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Which local authority is responsible for Calne?

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Calne is located in Wiltshire Council, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8JN, contact: 0300 456 0100

Q.

For a property valued at £666000, how is stamp duty calculated?

The Stamp Duty Land Tax that will be due is dependent on the valuation. Stamp duty will be £26640 on a £666000 property.*

*Correct as of January 2013

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If I am buying in Calne, is it recommended that we get a chancel liability search?

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Property owners neighbouring church property in the locality must fund repairs, where chancel repair liability exists. Parochial Church Councils in Calne must register their interest over property by October 2013, simplifying the chancel search process. A conveyancing solicitor will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary, and recommend suitable insurance. Churches in Calne which may give rise to chancel liability include Blackland St Peter, Holy Trinity and St Mary the Virgin.

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We are likely to be finally moving out of our terraced property on the outskirts of Calne to a new dwelling in Westbury . What is the right point to appoint a house removal firm?

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The ideal approach is for buyers to hold off a removal firm until such time as you have fixed an absolute home moving date which happens once contracts have exchanged. Frequently firms will impose a re booking fee

Try Radius Removals & Storage, 147 London Rd, Calne, SN11 0AQ Telephone: 01249 817127 or Man With A Van, 56 Whittle Av, Calne, SN11 8QN on 01249 821636.

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Please state how to get out of paying stamp duty to the Revenue?

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Stamp duty reduction scheme must be treated with caution by purchasers in Calne, as such schemes are expensive and very risky.

Q.

Is tin topsoil contamination likely in Calne?

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Calne's local area has a history of contamination from industrial or agricultural, like much of the UK. The local authority for Calne will be able to provide more detail on cases of contamination.