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Conveyancing in East Coker Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/04/17

Helpful East Coker public service facts and figures -

The nearest train station to East Coker is Yeovil Junction, almost 2 miles away. The closest airport to East Coker is Bristol Airport.

Yeovil District is a nearby hospital for East Coker.

Q.

How do we find the best rates for conveyancing in East Coker for a £258,000 house?

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Many firms claim to offer cheap conveyancing quotes, but extra fees may be added into the terms, left unregarded by busy sellers and buyers Any additional charges should be fair and reasonable and come into force only if your conveyancer must complete additional work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. A quote for conveyancing in East Coker should also state third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid.

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How can get a move on and exchange contracts on the legal work on a leasehold flat within 28 days, do Homeward Legal have any fast solicitors in East Coker ?

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Our company take a completely speed focused approach to finishing the conveyancing and title transfer as fast as possible.

Homeward Legal always work with firm which will communicate end to end throughout the chain buyer and seller chain . Additionally Homeward Legals carefully selected solicitors are chosen because they rely on new practice management software and technology systems to push through the legal process as quickly as possible.

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Do searches matter?

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These searches are an accepted collection of queries raised by the property solicitor through several agencies, and refer to legal-related matters.

Q.

For the purchase, my mortgage lender, we have chosen Halifax, what do we need to be aware of?

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In some cases, lenders are now reducing their 'solicitor panel', which may result in greater conveyancing costs for purchasers. Homeward Legal are able to act for the majority of lenders.

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What individual search enquiries should my East Coker conveyancing solicitor do for a East Coker house?

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Normal conveyancing protocol will be to obtain the following Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search, Environment Search and Tin Mining Search and perhaps less common searches such as Chancel Search.

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Do I need to opt for the conveyancing named by my estate agent?

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The agent may endorse a conveyancing firm, however, these referrals need to be weighed up against alternatives, including online or local firms, as the agent may recommend the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the best solicitor for your needs.

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What do we need to calculate stamp duty and what should it be on a £1.171mil East Coker home?

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The Stamp Duty which will be owed is calculated based on a small range of considerations, including the value of the house, and whether it is in a 'disadvantaged area'. It is £58550 on a £1.171mil house or flat in East Coker.*

*Correct as of May 2012

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How much will our conveyancing searches cost?

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The cost of searches varies appreciably, subject to the searches your lender requires. They are charged 'at cost'.

 
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