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Conveyancing in Cotswolds Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/07/17

Practical regional travel and public service information -

The nearest station to Cotswolds is Moreton In Marsh. Cotswolds's nearest airport is Defford Airport (disused) Airport. Kidlington Airport is 21 mile s, Gloucester Airport is 21 mile and away.

Moreton-In-Marsh is the closest hospital to Cotswolds.

Q.

We are looking for an affordable Cotswolds conveyancing quote. What should we check?

A.

This affects many homeowners who opted for a very cheap quote, only to be stung later in the conveyancing process. Many law firms advertise supposedly cheap conveyancing quotes, but additional costs are frequently hidden in the terms of engagement. Busy, stressed homeowners ignore these terms at their peril. The conveyancing quote should list applicable disbursements.

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What kind of environmental conveyancing searches into the uncertain risk of possible flooding to properties in Gloucestershire will the Cotswolds conveyancing solicitor be able to do?

A.

A vital step in the conveyancing process of buying a property involves the conveyancing solicitor carrying out environmental searches that offer detail with respect to Cotswolds flood risk area. In addition your Cotswolds conveyancing solicitor might propose a more detailed (e.g. Homcheck) in-depth local Cotswolds flood risk search.

Q.

What will the council tax cost for a Fifties Band H flat in Cotswolds?

A.

The respective council tax band will usually be given as part of the conveyancing report on title, and by the local authority. The latest council tax rates for homes in Cotswolds are detailed at the Vale of White Horse council website. On, 19 July 2012, the rates are:

  • Band A - £995.00
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  • Band B - £1,161.00
  • Band C - £1,327.00
  • Band D - £1,493.00
  • Band E - £1,825.00
  • Band F - £2,157.00
  • Band G - £2,488.00
  • Band H - £2,986.00

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For a fast exchange and completion to buy a £ 401,000 house, what should we aim for to speed up the transaction?

A.

Contacting a proactive and experienced solicitor is key a fast conveyancing transaction. There are a range of things you, as the purchaser, can do, such as, quickly answering your solicitor's questions, keeping in regular contact with your solicitor and organising your finances, including arranging a mortgage.

Q.

Apparently, copper (Cu) soil contamination may be an issue in Cotswolds. Can you advise?

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Cotswolds industrial or agricultural can cause soil contamination. Environment search results will factor contaminants, including metals and others such as radioactive waste.

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Which local authority is responsible for Cotswolds?

A.

Cotswolds is located in South Oxfordshire District Council, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford, Oxon, OX10 8ED, Tel: 01491 823 002

Q.

Is contaminated land in Cotswolds an issue?

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A range of contaminants caused by natural and human-influenced issues can impact property, like shallow mining. An environmental search can provide much more clarity.

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Environmental searches may be fine but when one considers climate change such as the flooding in Sept 2012 in South West England are they actually good enough to see sufficient information about the ever changing risk of flooding in Cotswolds?

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A qualified lawyer in Cotswolds will suggest that you include environmental searches if the enviro search flags up any kind of Cotswolds flood risk area

Sometimes buyers get in touch with a next door neighbour for some more local history.

 
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