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Conveyancing in East of England Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 20/07/17

Handy local transport and services details:

East of England is close at inside a miles of junction entry 18 Northbound of the M1.

East of England's nearest station is Rugby. East of England's nearest airport is Coventry Airport. Birmingham Airport is 25 miles, and Turweston Aerodrome Airport is 23 miles away.

Hospital Of St Cross Rugby is a nearby hospital for East of England.

Q.

We are trying to find a cheap East of England solicitor to own property. How do I get a quote?

A.

Many firms claim to offer supposedly cheap conveyancing quotes, but extra charges may be added into the terms. Applicable disbursements must also be stated on a quote. We provide quotes, not estimates, and clearly state the fees for a standard conveyancing.

Q.

For fast conveyancing on the purchase of a £240,000 house, how can we speed things up?

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Importantly, fast conveyancing is the key to is to employing a experienced solicitor. Furthermore, there are a number of tasks you, as the buyer, could do to accelerate your conveyancing, such as, requesting status updates from the solicitor regularly, answering any queries raised by your solicitor as soon as possible and getting your mortgage offer in place.

Q.

How is SDLT calculated and what will we need to pay on a £395000 property?

The SDLT that is payable depends on the purchase price. On a £395000 property, stamp duty will be £11850 (source: www.hmrc.gov.uk, December 2012).

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What would our conveyancing searches cost?

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With Homeward Legal, a purchase conveyancing client in East of England charged no more than £249 for searches.

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Is contaminated land a problem in East of England?

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Residential property may have been contaminated by several human activities. Issues including limestone or gypsum quarrying or hazardous substances in the ground should be reported on during conveyancing searches.

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The East of England home being purchased is on a brownfield site. Could the soil be contaminated by industrial waste like beryllium?

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Restrictions exist to control topsoil contamination, but some will remain in the environment for decades. Also considering issues such as groundwater contamination, contaminants affecting East of England property will be factored into an environmental search.

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Which mortgage lenders in the East of England do you work with?

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We can work in conjunction with most lenders. A number of mortgage specialists operate in the East of England, including Mortgage Store, 2 Church Street, Ampthill, Bedford, MK45 2EH, Mortgage Medics, 51 Send Barns Lane, Send, Woking, GU23 7BS, and R M Mortgage Solutions, Po Box 15027, Sutton Coldfield, B73 9QW.

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Our mortgage lender will be Chelsea Building Society - is there anything we need to be aware of?

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Some lenders have reduced the number of firms able to act for them. Homeward Legal will act on behalf of most mortgage lenders, ensuring that an additional conveyancer will not be required to act for your lender.

 
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