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Conveyancing in Falmouth Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/07/17

Read about the Falmouth area ;

Falmouth's closest airport is Newquay Airport. Penzance Airport is 21 mile and away. Falmouth's closest train station is Falmouth Town, Car Access.

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Falmouth attractions and landmarks

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St Anthony Head National Trust , St Anthonys Lighthouse, Pendennis Castle English Heritage and St Mawes Castle English Heritage are around Falmouth.

The closest hospital is Budock Falmouth.

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We need to find a fixed rate conveyancing quote. What are the risks?

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Numerous property lawyers advertise theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes, but extra fees may increase your final invoice. Any fees should be reasonable and clear. They only apply in cases where your conveyancer must complete unanticipated additional work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Any disbursements to be paid ought to be defined on your conveyancing quote. Our quotes are not estimates, stating all the solicitors fees you will pay for a standard sale or purchase.

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In 3 months we are preparing to be finally moving from our detached residence near Falmouth into our new house in Boscastle , at what stage to book a home removal company?

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Most solicitors usually recommend that home buyers and sellers hold off booking a removals company until the point where exchange of contracts because generally a date wont have been agreed. Depending on certain criteria house removals firms often charge a re booking charge

For more information speak to Davis Joe, 48 Dracaena Av, Falmouth, TR11 2EQ Telephone: 07805 701737 or Falmouth Removal Services, 36 Oakfield Rd, Falmouth, TR11 2HR on 01326 317516.

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What is the council tax on a converted Band A property in Falmouth?

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You should be briefed about your new homes council tax band with the conveyancing report on title. The latest tax charges for homes in Falmouth are set out on the Cornwall local authority website. Currently on 31 January 2013 rates are:

  • Band A - £979.00
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  • Band B - £1,142.00
  • Band C - £1,305.00
  • Band D - £1,468.00
  • Band E - £1,794.00
  • Band F - £2,120.00
  • Band G - £2,446.00
  • Band H - £2,936.00

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Would getting a Homebuyer Report be required when we are buying a property?

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Homeward Legal strongly advise that all buyers in Falmouth arrange a surveyor if purchasing in Falmouth. There are many defects that will impact a property, that a lender's valuation survey, for example, will not cover, such as dry rot.

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In what ways does the Falmouth property lawyer advise me on the risk and history of possible flooding to properties in Falmouth for a Fifties home we are going to buy?

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An experienced solicitor will apply for official property conveyancing searches that should include Falmouth area flood risk information. As an additional measure means that your conveyancing solicitor in Falmouth could recommend a more detailed local Falmouth area flood search.

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Might the fees for our conveyancing incorporate any extra fees?

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No. Our solicitors will never charge any additional costs for your legal work. Sometimes your solicitor advises that another piece of work be carried out, . Your solicitor can advise you of these.

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DIY conveyancing without instructing a Falmouth conveyancing solicitor appears to be becoming possible as a buyer of a flat. However, would it really be shrewd ?

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Legally speaking there are no arguments why a home mover cannot look after the legal work on your own. The truth is however that a solicitor carries out a huge number of activities such as drafting contracts or dealing with requisition on os1 most of which are more safely handled with appropriate training. Nonetheless firms and their solicitors must have professional indemnity insurance to shield you from any omissions.

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How do you determine stamp duty, and how much should we pay on a £549000 property?

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Stamp Duty Land Tax will depend on the valuation. For a house in Falmouth bought for £549000, SDLT is £21960 (source: www.hmrc.gov.uk, January 2013).

 
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