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Conveyancing in Chard Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/04/17

Some handy regional travel and services information

The closest airport to Chard is Exeter International Airport. and the nearest station to Chard is Axminster.

Chard is the most convenient hospital to Chard.

Q.

How do we get the best rates for conveyancing in Chard for a 329k home?

A.

Various conveyancers purport to offer theoretically cheap conveyancing, but additional costs may inflate the solicitor's invoice. Our quotes clearly state all legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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What length of time should it take the conveyancer to get through all of the conveyancing work for a maisonette in a fifties property?

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Completion can take anywhere between around a month and three months, which can depend on any number of things, like the speed of the vendor's property lawyer, or the speed of your lender.

Our chosen property lawyers are very focused on pushing transactions through with the intention of exchanging as rapidly as realistically possible.

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What does a Chard property solicitor advise if the house is in a conservation area in South Somerset which has unsympathetic stone cladding installed?

A.

The local authority LLC1 searches conducted by your Chard property lawyer in the process of the conveyancing should find out whether the property is within a conservation area and evidence of permission for changes to the property will be required.Should

no authority consents be available, your conveyancing solicitor will give you professional advice on the alternatives for example getting covered by an indemnity insurance policy or getting retrospective consent from South Somerset planning authority.

Q.

What searches should a Chard lawyer carry out when acting on a Chard building?

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The standard conveyancing procedure is to obtain Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal), Environment Search and Tin Search and perhaps unique particular for example Chancel.

Q.

We have taken out a quote from you. Could there be any additional charges?

A.

Our solicitors do not hide any extra, hidden charges for your standard conveyancing. You should be aware that some firms only provide estimates disguised as quotes. The bill you receive on completion can be much greater.

Q.

What will the council tax cost for a period Band A maisonette in Chard?

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Your pertinent band will almost always be reported in the conveyancer's title report, as well as by the local authority. Council tax charges for properties in Chard are detailed online at the South Somerset local authority site. At the time of writing (13 January 2013) rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £991.00
  • Band B - £1,156.00
  • Band C - £1,321.00
  • Band D - £1,486.00
  • Band E - £1,816.00
  • Band F - £2,146.00
  • Band G - £2,476.00
  • Band H - £2,972.00

Q.

Which local authority is responsible for Chard?

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Chard is located in South Somerset District Council, Council Offices, Brympton Way, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 2HT, contact: 01935 462 462

Q.

What local factors can contaminate land in Chard?

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Land in Chard will be contaminated by a broad range of human activities, like infilled land. An environmental search will give more information.

 
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