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Conveyancing in Folkestone Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 24/04/18

Folkestone points of interest

Kent Battle Of Britain Museum Aviation Museum and Capel-le-Ferne St Mary the Virgin Churches Conservation Trust are close at hand to Folkestone.

Folkestone's nearest station is Folkestone Central and Lydd Airport is 13 miles from Folkestone. Manston Airport is 21 mile and away.

Folkestone is very close at 1m of the M20 junction entry 13 Eastbound.

The nearest hospital is Royal Victoria Folkestone.

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How do we find affordable conveyancing?

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Both high-street and online firms claim to offer so-called cheap conveyancing, however extra charges may be added into the solicitor's terms of engagement. A quote should also state third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid.Our quotes offer a clear statement of your solicitors fees for a standard purchase or sale.

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There is a lot of free information about DIY conveyancing as a buyer of a house. Might it be a false economy to take care of the legals on our own?

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Conceivably there are no reasons at all why a home mover cant embark on the conveyancing without assistance.

In reality however, a lawyer in Folkestone typically handles a significant number of jobs such as approving pre exchange checklists and identifying the most appropriate searches some of which require training.

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What can a Folkestone conveyancing solicitor do if the flat we are intending to buy is inside a registered conservation area and has unsympathetic removal of chimney stacks fitted?

The conveyancing solicitor is required to find out whether the property is within a designated conservation area, and if so, whether any alterations have necessary consents from the local council.Should no appropriate permissions be in evidence the solicitor will recommend the best alternative which can include seeking cover from an indemnity insurance or getting retrospective approval from Shepway local authority.

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How much would my conveyancing searches cost?

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Folkestone searches ranges in cost, depending on the searches required by your lender. Conveyancing searches are paid out to a 3rd party.

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Is there anything I can do to circumvent paying stamp duty to HM Revenue?

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Stamp Duty Land Tax is usually due on houses over £125,000. Stamp duty reduction scheme should be treated with extreme caution, as such schemes are often uneconomical and HMRC may challenge a scheme up to six years later.

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Are your recommend solicitors geared up for move fast on auction conveyancing in Folkestone?

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In fact we are auction specialists and frequently act for auction buyers and sellers. It is a shrewd move to choose a suitable solicitors practice as soon as they can for a detailed investigation of the property's legal title well before the day of bidding. Subsequently, following the actual auction your instructed lawyer will be geared up to rapidly finishing the transaction inside 4 weeks as required .

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Which local authority looks after Folkestone?

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Folkestone is located in Shepway District Council, Civic Centre, Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2QY, Call: 01303 853 000

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The estate agent we're using in Bedmond has named the property solicitor. Should we instruct this solicitor?

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The agent will be able to influence a solicitor they refer many clients to, and can therefore to reduce delays in the conveyancing process. However, if the agent is paid a fee by the solicitor, some agents choose whichever firm pays the most per referral, not the most suitable for you.