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Conveyancing in East Coker Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 17/07/17

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.


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


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.


Is contaminated land a concern for any homes in East Coker?


Several contaminants caused by factors caused by man and by nature may reduce the value of residential property in East Coker . Contaminants like masts or pylons and waste disposal sites should be reported on during conveyancing searches.


Should we get a chancel search if we are buying in the parish of Hatch Beauchamp, near East Coker?


Whichever East Coker parish in which you are buying, a conveyancing solicitor could recommend a chancel search. In East Coker's much older areas, chancel repair has the potential to be imposed on current owners of a house where Parochial Church Councils have previously chosen not to do so.


Do Homeward Legal look after the conveyancing of auction properties in East Coker?

Our company is accustomed to working with buyers and sellers at auction. Quite often unusually constructed auction lots are purchased in property auctions which tend to will want greater inquiries. Conveyancers therefore encourage that buyers select their chosen conveyancing lawyer well in advance of the property auction to allow time for a full investigation of the sellers pack.

Subsequently, following the auction your now prepared lawyer is able to concentrate on quickly completing the transaction inside a as tight time frame as usually required by the terms of sale.


Do I need searches for chancel liability? We are buying a property in East Coker.


There are thousands of Church of England and Church of Wales parishes across the country. Owners of property within some of these may be required to contribute towards the cost of the repair of a local church. Liability has the potential to impact the value of a property, but insurance is available should an obligation to fund repairs be enforced. Church lands in the local area which may give rise to chancel liability include St Michael & All Angels.


We are buying on a new development ex-industrial site. Is the topsoil likely to be contaminated?


Some metal contamination may have occurred throughout East Coker, but where substances causing significant pollution of surface waters or groundwater are found the land will be defined as 'contaminated'. Land may also be contaminated by other sources, including polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs).


Would you confirm making the effort to circumvent paying stamp duty?


Stamp duty is generally due on home purchases valued at over 125,000 pounds. Stamp duty reduction is not advised. These schemes are expensive and often likely to fail.


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


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