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Conveyancing in Fishponds Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/07/17

Read about Fishponds ;

Fishponds's closest airport is Bristol Airport. Fishponds's nearest station is Lawrence Hill at 2 miles.

Fishponds is very close at roughly 1.4 miles off the M32 junction entry 1 Southbound.

Q.

Fishponds area info

A.

Bristol St Paul Churches Conservation Trust and Bristol St Thomas the Martyr Churches Conservation Trust are close to Fishponds.

The nearest hospital is Blackberry Hill Bristol.

Q.

How do we get the best rates for conveyancing in Fishponds for a £344,000 property?

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Many firms promote supposedly cheap conveyancing quotes. Often additional charges are often hiding in the terms of engagement that unknowing homeowners have not reviewed Any extra costs needs to be reasonable and clear. The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the exact legal fees based on the property you are buying.

Q.

I plan to buy a barn conversion in Newington Bagpath. Do we need a chancel search?

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The solicitor could recommend a chancel search, irrespective of the parish in which the house being purchased is located. Through some Parochial Church Councils have chosen to impose chancel repairs on new owners of land subject to chancel liability, it is not possible to be certain that a parish which has not been subject to chancel liability in the past will not automatically be the case for future owners, so indemnity insurance may be advisable even if liability is unlikely.

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Does the Fishponds conveyancing solicitor in form me about the amount to be paid of council tax on a Band E house prior to exchanging contracts?

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A conveyancer will consult with the relevant council to ascertain the correct council tax charges which should then be added to the conveyancing report on title. Council tax charges for residents of Fishponds are detailed at the Bristol council website. At the time of authoring (25 September 2012) rates are:

  • Band A - £1,047.00
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  • Band B - £1,221.00
  • Band C - £1,395.00
  • Band D - £1,570.00
  • Band E - £1,919.00
  • Band F - £2,267.00
  • Band G - £2,616.00
  • Band H - £3,140.00

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Which actual searches does the property lawyer in Fishponds conduct when acting on a Fishponds property?

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The common conveyancing protocol is to get these searches - Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environmental as well as any specific searches such as Anti Money Laundering Search.

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How can the Fishponds solicitor advise me on the risk and history of flooding in the Fishponds area?

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An essential part of the conveyancing process involves a conveyancer conducting environmental searches that set out specific information on the subject of Fishponds flood risk. At the time of writing (23/02/13) publication on the Environment Agency do not reveal any flood warnings in the Fishponds area.

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With a house ready to buy, and no chain, how do we organise fast conveyancing?

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Finding a proactive solicitor is key fast Fishponds conveyancing. There are a range of things you as the purchaser could do to speed up the process, including, quickly completing and return any forms, organising your finances and contacting your solicitor regularly.

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How long on average should it take my lawyer to conduct the legal formalities on an apartment in a fifties property we want to buy?

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The process can take anywhere from one month to three months, which can be affected by any number of things for example the speed of the vendor's property lawyer, or renegotiations.

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How many mortgage lenders in Fishponds do you work with?

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Of lenders with local offices in Fishponds, Homeward Legal work with the vast majority. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Mortgage Advice Co Ltd, 619 Fishponds Rd, Fishponds, Bristol, BS16 3BA, Apricote For Money, 64 Downend Rd, Fishponds, Bristol, BS16 5AW, and Hodgson Kearney Financial Services Ltd, 64 Broad St, Staple Hill, Bristol, BS16 5NL. Your solicitor will be able to deal with the particular enquiries and searches your lender requires.

 
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