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Conveyancing in Corston Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 20/02/18

Pertinent regional transport and public service details -

The nearest airport to Corston is Bristol Airport (11 miles s). The closest train station to Corston is Oldfield Park.

Royal United Bath is the nearest hospital for Corston.

Q.

I am trying to find an affordable Corston conveyancing quote. What do we need to consider?

A.

This affects many homeowners who opted for a very cheap quote, only to be stung later in the conveyancing process. Many solicitors promote so-called cheap conveyancing. Unfortunately additional charges are often hiding in the terms of engagement which homeowners may have not read carefully Any additional charges listed in the terms needs to be fair and reasonable. Your quote should list any disbursements.Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

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Does the property lawyer in Corston inform me about the amount of council tax to be paid for a Band E maisonette before completion?

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Your conveyancer will approach the Wiltshire local authority to enquire about the current council tax charges which will be written in the conveyancing report on title. The latest council tax rates for residents of Corston are published on the Wiltshire local authority site. On (22 July 2012) band rates are:

  • Band A - £1,010.00
  • Band B - £1,179.00
  • Band C - £1,347.00
  • Band D - £1,515.00
  • Band E - £1,852.00
  • Band F - £2,189.00
  • Band G - £2,525.00
  • Band H - £3,031.00

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What type of environmental conveyancing searches concerning the risk of floods in the North Somerset

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area will my conveyancing solicitor in Corston apply for on a residential house I am going to purchase?

A.

The solicitor will apply for official property conveyancing searches that incorporate Corston area flood risk information. A significantly more involved dedicated flood risk search (e.g Homecheck) may be proposed by the Corston lawyer if the results of the environmental search suggest a risk of flooding.

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Conveyancers in Corston get a variety of property when instructed by a property buyer,, but which particular searches?

A.

If purchasing and obtaining a mortgage a mortgage lender will expect at least a specified set of searches, including the following Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW) and Environmental, and, depending on certain criteria, less common searches for instance Planning.

Q.

Can you confirm how to hold off paying SDLT?

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Stamp duty mitigation should not be considered. Such schemes are often uneconomical and , if the scheme fails, you may be charged a penalty of up to 100% of the stamp duty amount owed.

Q.

How many weeks should it take my conveyancing solicitor to conclude the conveyancing process for an apartment in a forties property?

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It can take anywhere between one month and twelve weeks dependent on a number of things for example the speed of the vendor's property solicitor, or the time taken getting replies to enquiries.

Q.

What are fixtures and fittings?

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In general, fixtures are 'fixed' to walls, floors or ceilings securely and fixtures are free-standing. Completion or agreement of a fixtures and fittings form is unfortunately often left to the last minute, when a dispute may jeopordise the transaction, and which makes a fixtures and fittings form so necessary.

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Which local authority is responsible for Corston?

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