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Conveyancing in Cowes Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 20/10/17

Some pertinent nearby services facts -

Cowes's closest station is Ryde IOW, Pier Head at 6 miles. The closest airport to Cowes is Sandown IoW Airport. Southampton Airport is 14 miles, Bembridge IoW Airport is 11 miles s, and Bournemouth International Airport is 24 miles away.

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Cowes attractions

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East Cowes Osborne House English Heritage and Lepe Country Park Hampshire Passport are easily accessible from Cowes.

The nearest hospital to Cowes is Newport, St Marys.

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Can you confirm your cheapest fee for a £736,000 residence? I am trying to find a low cost conveyancing quote in Cowes.

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Many online and high street solicitors offer cheap conveyancing quotes. Unfortunately extra charges will be included in the terms of engagement, left unread by preoccupied buyers and sellers We provide quotes, not estimates, and clearly state the fees for a standard conveyancing.

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Do we need to be concerned about 'fixtures and fittings'?

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There is not a absolute definition of fixtures and fittings, leading to potential for frustration after a sale completes. Completion or agreement of a fixtures and fittings form is unfortunately often left to the last minute, when a dispute may jeopordise the transaction.

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Is a chancel repair liability search a disbursement or fee?

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Each fee and disbursement ought to be clearly identified on a quote, without any hidden charges in the terms and conditions. This charge is a disbursement not a fee, and is passed on at cost.

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We are buying a home, do we need conveyancing searches?

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Searches are an accepted set of enquiries carried out on behalf of the party intending to buy the property. You should be aware that, these searches refer specifically to facets affecting the legal title.

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What can conveyancing searches cost?

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With Homeward Legal, a purchase conveyancing client in Cowes expected to pay no more than £249 for conveyancing searches. Conveyancing searches are charged 'at cost'.

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Is Homeward Legal experienced enough to handle fast completions on residential property auction conveyancing in Cowes?

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Our property lawyers do frequently get instructed by sellers at auction. Solicitors tend to advise buyers at auction to decide on a an experienced lawyer before the date of the auction to allow adequate time for a review.

Subsequently, following the auction day itself your experienced lawyer is ready for completing the conveyancing within a as tight time frame as required .

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What is the council tax on a Forties converted Band H property in Cowes?

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You will be provide your homes band within the conveyancing report on title.

The latest council tax rates for residents of Cowes are set out in detail online at the Isle of Wight council site. At the time of writing on 28 January 2013 band rates are:

  • Band A - £979.00
  • Band B - £1,142.00
  • Band C - £1,305.00
  • Band D - £1,468.00
  • Band E - £1,794.00
  • Band F - £2,120.00
  • Band G - £2,446.00
  • Band H - £2,936.00

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Which local authority looks after Cowes?

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Cowes is located in Isle of Wight Council, County Hall, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1UD, Call: 01983 821 000