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Conveyancing in Earl Shilton Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/04/17

Practical local services facts and figures -

The closest train station to Earl Shilton is Hinckley and Earl Shilton's nearest airport is Coventry Airport (15 miles). Birmingham Airport is 20 miles, and East Midlands Airport is 18 miles away.

Earl Shilton is roughly a couple of miles off the M69 junction entry 2 Northbound.

Hinckley & Bosworth Community is the closest hospital to Earl Shilton.

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We need to find a low cost conveyancing quote in Earl Shilton. What should be watch out for?

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Numerous solicitors purport to offer so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. However extra charges will be included in the terms. This small print is often not read by buyers in a hurry. A conveyancing quote ought to define third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid.

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What does a Earl Shilton conveyancing solicitor advise if the house we hope to buy is situated in a conservation area in Hinckley and Bosworth that may have unsightly dormer windows fitted to it?

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The local authority search (LLC1 - Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search) carried out by your solicitor in the process of the conveyancing should ascertain whether the Earl Shilton property a designated conservation area and evidence of planning authority consent for additions to the property will be supplied.Should no appropriate permissions be produced, the solicitor will inform you of the options which may include getting an indemnity policy or seeking retrospective permission from the appropriate local authority.

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Please advise how to get out of paying out for stamp duty tax?

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Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is due for home purchases sold for over £125,000. We do not recommend home buyers undertake any form of stamp duty reduction. Such schemes are highly expensive and HMRC may challenge a scheme up to six years later.

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Which local authority is responsible for Earl Shilton?

Earl Shilton is located in Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, Council Offices, Argents Mead, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 1BZ, contact: 01455 238 141

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My mortgage lender is Bank of Scotland - what do we need to consider?

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Prior to recent changes, almost all solicitors could perform legal work for both buyers and mortgage lenders. Recently, a number of lenders have opted to reduce the size of their 'solicitor panel'. For buyers, this can result in significantly higher legal costs. Homeward Legal are able to act for the vast majority of lenders in the UK.

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Should we order a chancel search if we are buying in the parish of Stoney Stanton?

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A conveyancer may suggest that a chancel search is taken out. Chancel repair may be imposed on current owners of a property where parish councils have previously chosen not to do so.

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Conveyancing and environmental searches are compiled from archived information and when you consider recent events like serious flooding in Sept 2012 in the East Midlands, are they comfort enough to ascertain sufficient information about the Earl Shilton flood risk?

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A good solicitor in Earl Shilton will advise you to get additional conveyancing searches (environmental) if the standard conveyancing searches spots a local Earl Shilton flood risk.

You can always converse with a close neighbour for additional further comfort if still concerned.

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We need to complete this purchase as soon as possible, how can we organise a fast exchange and completion in Earl Shilton?

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Crucial to fast conveyancing is to employing a proactive solicitor. Ask these questions when identifying your conveyancer:

  • What methods of communication do they use? Posting documents can adds days of waiting to a purchase.
  • What methods of communication do they use? Posting documents can adds days of waiting to a purchase.
  • Was there a delay delivering a quote?

 
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