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Conveyancing in Costessey Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/02/18

Pertinent regional transport and public service facts ;

Costessey's closest airport is Norwich International Airport (3 miles). Costessey's closest station is Norwich.

Hellesdon Norwich is a nearby hospital to Costessey.

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We are looking for a lawyer that offers cheap conveyancing in Costessey. What do we need to check for?

A.

Many law firms offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but extra costs may be added into small print. Any additional charges which are listed in terms of engagement should be reasonable and clear. Our online calculator will create an accurate quote for your buy.

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Is it recommended that we get a chancel search when I am buying a home near rectory grounds in Costessey?

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Property owners near to specific local church buildings are expected to contribute towards repairs, as a result of chancel repair liability. Liability has the potential to impact the value of a Costessey property, but an indemnity policy may be available to protect the new owners. The solicitor performing your conveyancing will confirm that a chancel search is appropriate. Church of England properties in the local area include St Edmund.

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As a consequence of the fact that 2012 was second wettest year since on record we are questioning whether conveyancing searches might not be sufficient?

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A good solicitor in Costessey should always get additional flood searches if the first conveyancing searches spots a any kind of risk of flooding in Costessey

You could always speak to a local resident for additional added confidence if you are still worried.

Q.

Costessey conveyancers order formal property conveyancing searches if instructed by a property purchaser - what particular ones?

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When obtaining a mortgage the lender will expect the following Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage Search (Con29DW) and Environmental,, and possibly area-specific searches, like a Company Searches.

Q.

Is an administration fee a disbursement or fee?

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A conveyancing quote will itemise disbursements and fees, clearly stating which is which. This cost is a fee not a disbursement, and should be included in a conveyancing quote.

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We are planning to buy a Victorian terraced house, should we have 'conveyancing searches' ordered?

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These searches are a standard set of questions carried out on behalf of the party intending to buy the property. They will not be a substitute for a building survey.

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Will my Costessey conveyancing solicitor tell me about the cost of the council tax for a Band F house prior to exchanging contracts?

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A property lawyer will speak to the South Norfolk local council to enquire about the up to date council tax rates, which should then be set out in the report on title.

Council tax rates for Costessey are listed at the South Norfolk local authority website. At the time of writing (01 December 2012) band rates are:

  • Band A - £1,023.00
  • Band B - £1,194.00
  • Band C - £1,364.00
  • Band D - £1,535.00
  • Band E - £1,876.00
  • Band F - £2,217.00
  • Band G - £2,558.00
  • Band H - £3,070.00

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Which local authority is responsible for Costessey?

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Costessey is located in Waveney District Council, Town Hall, High Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1HS, phone: 01502 562 111