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Conveyancing in Forest of Dean Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 14/01/18

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The closest train station to Forest of Dean is Lydney. Gloucester Airport is 20 miles from Forest of Dean.

Dilke Memorial Ruspidge is the most convenient hospital to Forest of Dean.

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How do I get affordable conveyancing in Forest of Dean?

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Many online and high street solicitors offer supposedly cheap conveyancing quotes. Unfortunately additional charges are frequently hidden in the small print. These terms are often ignored by excited sellers and buyers, eager to get underway. Homeward Legal quotes are not estimates, and offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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How do you calculate Stamp Duty Land Tax?

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The rate of stamp duty you pay will depend on the home's value. On a £804000 property, stamp duty will be £32160.

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How much will the charge for my conveyancing searches total?

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The cost of conveyancing searches in Forest of Dean markedly varies, depending on the searches required by your lender. The most frequently used searches include a drainage search and an environmental search.

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We are interested in purchasing in Forest of Dean, and would like to confirm that there are many conservation areas.

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Areas considered to be of special architectural or historic interest, like stretches of canals, may be designated as conservation areas. The local authority will be able to advise further about local conservation areas, and the solicitor handling your purchase should discuss what specific restrictions are in place.

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Will my assigned solicitor in Forest of Dean report back to me about the cost of council tax for a Band H apartment prior to exchanging contracts?

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The homes respective band should usually be reported within the title report along with the local council. The correct rates for residents of Forest of Dean are set out in detail online at the Forest of Dean local authority website. At the time of writing on 01 March 2013 the rates are:

  • Band A - £1,006.00
  • Band B - £1,174.00
  • Band C - £1,342.00
  • Band D - £1,509.00
  • Band E - £1,845.00
  • Band F - £2,180.00
  • Band G - £2,516.00
  • Band H - £3,019.00

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We are buying a property in Preston. Will it be necessary to get a chancel search?

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The Forest of Dean conveyancing solicitor is likely to recommend a chancel search, irrespective of the parish in which the property being purchased is located. In older areas of Forest of Dean, chancel repair has the potential to be charged on new owners of a property where Parochial Church Councils may have not done so in the past, so indemnity insurance may be advisable even if liability is unlikely.

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How does the Forest of Dean property solicitor advise on the risk and history of flooding to properties in Forest of Dean?

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A key component in the conveyancing procedure involved in buying a home involves your conveyancing lawyer conducting conveyancing searches that go into details with regard to risk of flooding in Forest of Dean. An inexpensive detailed flood history/risk search, such as the Homecheck search, could be advised by a solicitor in Forest of Dean if in the event that the enviro. search show a potential flood risk to the property.

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Do your panel of solicitors specialise auction conveyancing in Forest of Dean?

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Yes - Our firm frequently carry out work for buyers and sellers at auction. Homeward Legal often advise buyers to appoint the lawyer in advance of the actual auction to allow for a thorough review. Thereafter, following the auction day arrives your instructed property lawyer will be focused on completing the legal work inside a month as typically required .