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Conveyancing in Coningsby Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 26/07/17

Relevant Coningsby services facts -

Kirmington, Humberside International Airport is 34 miles from Coningsby. and Metheringham station is almost 9 miles from Coningsby.

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Local points of interest in Coningsby

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Tattershall Castle National Trust RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Aviation Museum and Haltham-on-Bain St Benedict Churches Conservation Trust are around Coningsby.

The closest hospital to Coningsby is Doulton Lodge Independent Anwick.

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Although there are lots of £99 fixed quotes online, how do we find a reputable one? We need a discount conveyancing quote in Coningsby.

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Various solicitors promote cheap conveyancing quotes. Unfortunately additional costs are frequently hidden in small print. Extra fees included in the terms ought to be reasonable. They only be applied if the lawyer must complete additional work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Applicable disbursements ought to be defined on your conveyancing quote. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

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What is the council tax on a Thirties detached Band D dwelling in Coningsby?

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You will be include the homes band in the report on title.

Correct rates for homes in Coningsby are listed at the North Kesteven council site. At the time of authoring, 11 July 2012, the different rates are:

  • Band A - £969.00
  • Band B - £1,130.00
  • Band C - £1,292.00
  • Band D - £1,453.00
  • Band E - £1,776.00
  • Band F - £2,099.00
  • Band G - £2,422.00
  • Band H - £2,907.00

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My estate agent has referred the property solicitor. Should I instruct this firm?

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If you instruct a firm referred this way, you may have the advantage of the agent being able to move the conveyancing process along. If the agent is paid a referral fee, however, it may be the case that the agent recommends the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the best solicitor for your needs.

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Where can I check out if the Coningsby conservation area we are buying in is neglected?

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Local Coningsby conservation areas are specified by the local North Kesteven planning authority, who regulate conservation area concerns from including things like ugly shop fronts, addition of unsympathetic windows and whether trees can be cut down. English Heritage have put together a list of the state of repair of conservation areas.

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Is vanadium (V) contamination regularly sampled in Coningsby soil?

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Coningsby agriculture or industry can cause soil contamination. Data on many contaminants, such as water contaminants such as oil and herbicides, will be included in an environmental search.

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I plan to purchase a chapel in Swinstead. Should we get a chancel search?

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A conveyancer might recommend that a chancel search is taken out, regardless of the parish where the house being bought is located. In older areas of Coningsby, chancel repair may be apportioned on the owners of a house where church councils have previously chosen not to do so, so indemnity insurance may be advisable even if liability is unlikely.

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Will I need a survey?

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It is advised that you instruct a surveyor to undertake a survey if you are planning to buy in Coningsby. Many defects will impact a property, including flat roof leaks. These will not be reported on by a solicitor.

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In respect to the extensive flooding in Sept 2012 in the East Midlands we are wondering whether flood searches may not be thorough enough?

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A thorough property lawyer in Coningsby will advise you to apply for specialist flood searches from Landmark if the standard conveyancing searches spots a significant risk Coningsby flood risk area data

It may be prudent to also contact a local resident for more information if still concerned.

 
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