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Conveyancing in Exton Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/07/17

Read about the Exton area ;

Exton's closest station is Oakham and Exton's closest airport is Tollerton, Nottingham City Airport.

Q.

Exton area information

A.

Oakham Rutland Falconry and Owl Centre Birds of Prey Centre and Burley Holy Cross Churches Conservation Trust are situated in Exton.

The most convenient hospital for Exton is Rutland Memorial.

Q.

How do we get a cheap solicitor quote to purchase property?

A.

Numerous solicitors promote so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but additional charges can inflate the final invoice. Any fees needs to be fair and reasonable.

Q.

Where can I learn additional info on the conservation areas in Exton?

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Conservation are issues for example what can be demolished, loft extensions or street posts are administered by the local South Kesteven planning authority. Following a campaign, English Heritage maintain records of the condition of conservation areas.

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We plan to purchase a property in the parish of Cottesmore. Is a chancel search necessary?

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The property lawyer might recommend that a chancel search is taken out. Through some parish councils have chosen to charge chancel repairs on the current owners of lay rectorships, it cannot be guaranteed that a parish which has not been subject to chancel liability in the past will remain liability-free for new owners. Even if liability is unlikely, indemnity insurance is a sensible precaution.

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What is the council tax on a residential mid-terrace Band G house in Exton?

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In most cases a conveyancing report on title will contain the appropriate South Kesteven council tax band.

The latest tax charges for homes in Exton are detailed on the South Kesteven local authority site. Currently on 12 December 2012 band rates are:

  • Band A - £944.00
  • Band B - £1,102.00
  • Band C - £1,259.00
  • Band D - £1,417.00
  • Band E - £1,731.00
  • Band F - £2,046.00
  • Band G - £2,361.00
  • Band H - £2,833.00

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How is contaminated land in Exton investigated?

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Property in Exton may be contaminated by numerous environmental factors, like sand or clay quarries. An environmental search should offer more information.

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Can I get out of paying stamp duty on buying a house in Exton?

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Stamp duty reduction scheme should not be considered when purchasing in Exton, as such schemes are expensive and , if the scheme fails, you may be charged a penalty of up to 100% of the stamp duty amount owed.

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Should you get a chancel liability search? We are buying in Exton.

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Chancel liability repair costs can run into £100,000s, which owners of affected property will be compelled to pay on demand to the Exton Church council. Several sources are used to determine liability in Exton, including county histories. Ecclesiastical properties in the local area where a chancel search may be appropriate include St Andrew, St Peter, St Peter & St Paul and St Peter & St Paul.

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Would acquiring a home buyers survey be advisable when we are purchasing property?

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It is strongly suggested that the majority of purchasers in Exton arrange a survey when you plan to buy in Exton. It is a fact that there are many defects that can negatively affect a property, such as cracked roof tiles and corrosion of pipework, and issues such as these are not likely to be investigated as part of the conveyancing itself.

 
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