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Conveyancing in Corsham Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 29/04/17

Handy local public transport and public service facts and figures ;

The nearest train station to Corsham is Chippenham, about 4 miles away. Corsham's closest airport is Bristol Airport (23 miles).

Chippenham is a relatively close hospital to Corsham.

Q.

How do I find the cheapest conveyancing solicitors?

A.

This point affects many home owners who opted for a very cheap quote, only to be stung later in the conveyancing process, and many firms purport to offer supposedly cheap conveyancing. However additional fees will be included in the terms of engagement, left unregarded by busy home owners A conveyancing quote must also state the disbursements to be paid.

Q.

What authority has overall responsibility for logging the status of neglect the conservation areas in Corsham and Corsham?

A.

Conservation areas are created by Wiltshire who preserve everything from including things like plastic box signs, satellite dishes and what can be demolished. English Heritage have produced records of the state of conservation areas in England.

Q.

What do we need to calculate stamp duty in Corsham, and what amount should we budget for a £1072000 residence?

A.

The Stamp Duty you will owe is dependent on the valuation. On a £1072000 house in Corsham, stamp duty will be £53600.*

*This information accurate as of February 2013

Q.

If I am buying in Corsham next to a 13th Century vicarage, is it important that I get a chancel search?

Where land in Corsham was once owned by a lay-rector, new owners of that property may be obliged to contribute towards the cost of repairs to nearby church property. Owners who have bought property prior to 2003 may be totally unaware that a liability exists if a chancel search was not carried out. Churches in the area include St Bartholomew.

Q.

Which local authority looks after Corsham?

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

Q.

What can a Corsham property solicitor advise if the property we are buying is inside a Wiltshire local authority conservation area which has unsightly doors installed?

A.

Local authority LLC1 searches, carried out by the solicitor as part of the conveyancing, should establish whether the Corsham property a conservation area proof of planning authority consent for modifications will be required.

Q.

How many weeks will it take the lawyer to conduct all of the legal process for a semi detached Edwardian house we are thinking of buying?

A.

The process can take anywhere from around a month and 3 months depending on a number of factors such as the efficiency of the vendor's conveyancing solicitor, or renegotiations.

Q.

We are intending to move from our detached property on the outskirts of Corsham into our new house in Chippenham . What is the best point to book a removals firm?

A.

We would tend to advocate that buyers and sellers put off organising removals until formal exchange of contracts as in advance of this an agreed moving date will not have been accepted by both parties.

Routinely house removals firms often charge a late cancellation penalty

Local firms include Doree Bonner International, Unit 21 Leafield Ind Est/Leafield Way, Corsham, SN13 9SW Call: 01225 811992.

 
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