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Conveyancing in Glastonbury Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/04/17

Read about Glastonbury ;

Glastonbury's nearest train station is Castle Cary at 9 miles and the nearest airport to Glastonbury is Bristol Airport.

The most convenient hospital for Glastonbury is West Mendip Community Glastonbury.

Q.

How do we find the cheapest Glastonbury conveyancing quote?

A.

This topic affects many homeowners who opted for a very cheap quote, only to be stung later in the conveyancing process. Many solicitors advertise supposedly cheap conveyancing quotes, however extra charges can pad the final bill. Additional charges listed in the solicitor's terms should be fair and only come into force where the conveyancer is required to complete extra work on your behalf, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Your quote should list applicable disbursements.Our online calculator will create an accurate quote for your buy.

Q.

What is the council tax on a Fifties terraced Band G house in Glastonbury?

A.

Your council tax band should in most cases be highlighted as part of the title report, as well as by the local authority.

Council tax charges for homes in Glastonbury are set out in detail online at the Mendip local authority website. At the time of writing, 06 November 2012, the different rates are:

  • Band A - £982.00
  • Band B - £1,146.00
  • Band C - £1,310.00
  • Band D - £1,473.00
  • Band E - £1,801.00
  • Band F - £2,128.00
  • Band G - £2,455.00
  • Band H - £2,947.00

Q.

DIY conveyancing without the help of a lawyer in Glastonbury is becoming possible as a seller of a house. However be prudent ?

A.

Hypothetically there are no reasons why you shouldn't engage in the legal and technical work on your own. However, a conveyancing solicitor

takes care of a huge array of exercises such as identifying and arranging appropriate indemnity or notifying parties of completion most of which need a skilled professional. Moreover solicitors firms are under a duty to be covered by insurance to shield you from any professional failures on the part of the solicitor.

Q.

Is the Stamp Duty Land Tax fee a fee or disbursement?

A.

Unscrupulous firms pass off fees which should be included as disbursements. It is not always obvious whether a cost is a fee or disbursement, and whether it should be included. This charge is a fee not a disbursement. It should be included in the quote for your conveyancing.

Q.

What can impact land in Glastonbury. Will they be thoroughly investigated?

A.

Residential property is contaminated by a range of environmental factors. Contaminants including waste treatment sites in the area or local historic industrial processes will be detailed in an appropriate search. Land/ Premises At, Ashcott Heath, Somerset, BA6 9SX may be one source of local contamination.

Q.

Do I need to make use of the property lawyer usually used by my agent?

A.

The agent will have influence over a solicitor they refer a large number of clients to, and can therefore induce a slow solicitor to work faster. However, if the agent is paid a fee by the solicitor, an agent may decide to recommend the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not the most appropriate choice.

Q.

May the costs for my conveyancing incorporate any extra costs?

A.

Homeward Legal will never charge any extra, hidden charges to buy or sell a home. While comparing quotes, be aware that some conveyancers give 'quotes' which are in fact estimates, meaning that you could pay much more when you complete.

Q.

What causes the purchase conveyancing process to take months to complete?

A.

The legal work needed to sell or purchase a house or flat could be exposed to significant delays for many reasons. Sometimes, these reasons are beyond the conveyancing solicitor's influence. We endeavour to minimise the effect of these delays by driving the sale or purchase forward. Common delays include waiting for a mortgage offer.

 
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