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Conveyancing in Ettington Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 15/10/17

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Coventry Airport is 18 miles from Ettington. Birmingham Airport is 23 miles, Turweston Aerodrome Airport is 23 miles, Kidlington Airport is 25 miles and Defford Airport (disused) Airport is 24 miles away. The closest station to Ettington is Stratford Upon Avon, about 6 miles away.

Ellen Badger Shipston on Stour is the nearest hospital.

Q.

I need a cheap solicitor quote to sell a residence. What do we need to check for?

A.

Several firms advertise theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes. Unfortunately extra costs are often hiding in the terms and conditions. These terms are often ignored by excited sellers, eager to get underway. Any disbursements ought to be defined on a conveyancing quote Fees ought to be fair and be applied only where your solicitor must perform additional tasks , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. We provide quotes, not estimates, and clearly state the fees for a standard conveyancing.

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Are there many buyers in Ettington gazumped?

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This describes circumstances where a seller accepts one buyer's offer and later dismisses it. Instead, they then go for a second buyer's offer. The will be a chance of gazumping in any transaction, because offers are not binding until exchange of contracts. The first step in reducing the chance that gazumping will effect you is to instruct an efficient solicitor early, and even before acceptance of an offer.

Q.

The house being purchased is on a ex-industrial use land. Can the soil still be contaminated?

A.

Even where some contamination has occurred in Ettington, risk levels are usually low. Other sources of contaminated land include disinfection by-products and groundwater contamination.

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What do I need to be aware of if buying a location] house in a Stratford-on-Avon local authority conservation area ?

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Local authority Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search carried out by your Ettington conveyancing solicitor will determine the existence of suitable consent for changes to the building.

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Are costs for obtaining copies of planning permission fees or disbursements?

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Fees and disbursements ought to be clearly identified on the quote for your conveyancing, without any hidden charges in the 'small print'. These costs are fees not disbursements. It should be included in your conveyancing quote.

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Does the Ettington conveyancer tell me about the amount to be paid of the council tax on a Band D cottage before exchange of contracts?

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A property solicitor will approach the Stratford-on-Avon local authority to ascertain the correct council tax rates, which will then be written in the conveyancer's title report. Correct charges for residents of Ettington are set out in detail on the Stratford-on-Avon council website. As of 30 September 2012 the rates are:

  • Band A - £1,011.00
  • Band B - £1,179.00
  • Band C - £1,348.00
  • Band D - £1,516.00
  • Band E - £1,853.00
  • Band F - £2,190.00
  • Band G - £2,527.00
  • Band H - £3,032.00

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What can my conveyancing searches in Ettington cost?

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The cost of Ettington searches does vary markedly. Common searches include a chancel liability search and a drainage search.

Q.

Can you advise how to hold off paying stamp duty?

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Stamp duty is payable on houses priced at over £125,000. Stamp duty scheme should be treated with extreme caution in Ettington, as such schemes are often uneconomical and can be very unlikely to succeed.