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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: 24/07/17

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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.

Q.

How do I get affordable conveyancing in Forest of Dean?

A.

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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Will the Forest of Dean conveyancer order any conveyancing searches on the Gloucestershire Regency terraced cottage we are buying?

A.

The conventional conveyancing procedure is to get Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environment Search as well as any specific local Forest of Dean searches, which may include a Official Search of whole with priority.

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

A.

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 long on average will it take our assigned lawyer to exchange the conveyancing formalities on a maisonette in a period house?

A.

Getting contracts exchanged can take anywhere between one month and three months dependent on various factors, for example the speed of the seller's conveyancer, or contentious issues that may arise.

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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?

A.

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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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.

Q.

Which Forest of Dean mortgage lenders do you work with?

A.

Homeward Legal are able to work with all the major lenders approved by the CML. A number of mortgage specialists operate in Forest of Dean, including AAP Financial Solutions Ltd, 3 Oaklands, Yateley, GU46 7LS, Buy To Let Business, Suite 1.16/Coliseum Building/Riverside Way, Camberley, GU15 3YL, and Blue Water Financial Services, Victoria Rd, Aldershot, GU11 1JX.

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Which local authority is responsible for Forest of Dean?

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Forest of Dean is located in Forest of Dean District Council, Council Offices, High Street, Coleford, Gloucestershire GL16 8BH Tel: 01594 810 000

 
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