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Conveyancing in East Leake Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/04/17

Useful East Leake public transport and services facts and figures -

Loughborough station is around 3 miles from East Leake and the nearest airport to East Leake is East Midlands Airport. Tollerton Airport is 8 miles away.

Loughborough is the nearest hospital to East Leake.

Q.

We are trying to find affordable conveyancing in East Leake. because we are on a limited budget.

A.

Both high-street and online law firms promote 'the cheapest conveyancing'. Often additional fees are frequently hidden in the small print that unknowing property buyers and sellers have not reviewed Additional charges which are listed in terms of engagement should be reasonable. Our quotes are not estimates, stating all the solicitors fees you will pay for a standard sale or purchase.

Q.

What will a East Leake property solicitor recommend if the home I hope to invest in is situated in a Rushcliffe council conservation area and turns out to have out of place windows fitted?

A.

Rushcliffe council enquiries carried out by the solicitor during the legal process should identify whether the property is inside a conservation area proof of planning authority consent for additions to the property will be requested.

Q.

Does the title report prepared by the property solicitor in East Leake provide details about the applicable rates of council tax on a Band A property prior to exchanging contracts?

A.

Your property lawyer will liaise with the relevant Rushcliffe local council to discover the appropriate council tax charges which will then be set out in the report on title. Correct rates for properties in East Leake are published at the Rushcliffe local authority website. As at (21 June 2012) band rates are:

  • Band A - £1,069.00
  • Band B - £1,248.00
  • Band C - £1,426.00
  • Band D - £1,604.00
  • Band E - £1,960.00
  • Band F - £2,317.00
  • Band G - £2,673.00
  • Band H - £3,208.00

Q.

We are intending to buy a property in Colwick. Should we order a chancel search?

A.

Whichever East Leake parish in which you are purchasing, a conveyancing lawyer could recommend a chancel search. Through some Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) have opted to exact chancel repairs on current owners of lay rectorships, there is no guarantee that a parish which has not been subject to chancel liability in the past will not continue to be so. For property in the parish of Colwick, it is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.

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Is the Stamp Duty Land Tax fee a disbursement or fee?

A.

Some firms frequently hide extra costs as necessary disbursements. It may not be clear if a cost is a fee or not, and if it ought to be included. This charge is a fee not a disbursement, and should be included in a quote for your conveyancing.

Q.

How do I check if the designated conservation area is being neglected?

A.

Local East Leake conservation areas are specified by Rushcliffe who oversee conservation area concerns from including things like street clutter, removal of chimney stacks and the historic layout of roads. English Heritage, a government body, have assembled a list of the state of repair of conservation areas in East Leake and across England.

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Which actual property conveyancing searches should the East Leake conveyancer carry out when acting on a East Leake home?

A.

Standard legal procedure will be to obtain Local Authority (council), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal), Environmental and Gypsum Mining as well as any specific searches e.g. a HS2 Search.

Q.

For fast conveyancing to buy a £799,000 property, what should we do?

A.

Experienced buyers will tell you that finding a communicative solicitor is crucial to a fast completion. There are, however, a range of tasks you, as the purchaser, could do to accelerate your conveyancing. These include:

  • requesting regular updates from your solicitor and keep the pressure on
  • responding to your solicitor by phone, fax or email wherever possible
  • if you intend to get a house survey, doing so as early as you can

 
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