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Conveyancing in Earls Barton Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 24/07/17

Some relevant Earls Barton transport and public service facts and figures ;

The nearest train station to Earls Barton is Wellingborough, approximately 4 miles away. Earls Barton's closest airport is Turweston Aerodrome Airport (22 miles).

Redcliffe Day Wellingborough is the nearest hospital to Earls Barton.

Q.

How do I get the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in Earls Barton?

A.

The confusion over what is, and is not, included in a 'cheap' quote leaves many sellers and buyers paying out more than they anticipated in the end. Many conveyancers purport to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Unfortunately extra fees are often hiding in the terms of engagement. Extra fees found in the small print should be fair. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

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What is the council tax on a end of terrace home in Earls Barton?

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In most cases the title report will give information the Wellingborough council tax band.

Up-to-date charges for Earls Barton are listed at the Wellingborough local authority website. On (27 September 2012) rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £913.00
  • Band B - £1,065.00
  • Band C - £1,217.00
  • Band D - £1,369.00
  • Band E - £1,673.00
  • Band F - £1,978.00
  • Band G - £2,282.00
  • Band H - £2,738.00

Q.

Is contaminated land in Earls Barton a problem for the majority of houses?

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Land can be contaminated by numerous environmental factors, and factors like overhead transmission lines or local waste transfer sites should be reported on during conveyancing searches.

Q.

We are buying a house in the parish of Thornhaugh with Wansford. Will it be necessary to get a chancel search?

A.

The solicitor should confirm that a chancel search be ordered, regardless of the parish where the property being bought is found. In older areas of Earls Barton, chancel repair can be imposed on owners of a property where church councils may have not done so in the past. Even if liability is unlikely, indemnity insurance is a sensible precaution.

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Should we get a property surveyor to look into the property purchase?

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It is suggested that purchasers instruct a surveyor to undertake a survey. A range concerns have a negative impact on a property, including settlement.

Q.

Doing ones own conveyancing without the assistance of a Earls Barton conveyancer appears to be becoming possible when selling a home. However, would it actually be prudent ?

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There are no arguments why a home buyer cant look after the your own conveyancing yourself.

That said, a Earls Barton conveyancer is in charge of a huge number of functions including checking contracts and the Land Registry formalities some of which require experience. Nonetheless legal firms must carry appropriate insurance cover in order to protect you from any professional negligence.

Q.

The local agent has named a solicitor . Will it be cheaper to use this solicitor?

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An agent will be able to influence one or more conveyancing firms they refer a lot of work to, and can therefore to reduce delays in the conveyancing process. However, if the agent is paid a fee by the solicitor, the agent may prefer to suggest the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the law firm with the best reputation.

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We have a house to purchase. How do we ensure a fast completion?

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Primarily, finding a experienced conveyancing solicitor is key a fast completion. There are various jobs you, as the purchaser, can do, including, keeping in regular contact with your conveyancing solicitor, responding to all correspondence via the fastest means and arranging your mortgage offer.

 
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