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Conveyancing in Glastonbury Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 15/10/17

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.

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How do we find the cheapest Glastonbury conveyancing quote?

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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.

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

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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.

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Do you recommend looking into how to bypass paying for stamp duty tax?

Stamp duty is due for homes sold for more than £125,000. Homeward Legal do not recommend any stamp duty avoidance. These schemes are often uneconomical and can be very unlikely to succeed.

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May the costs for my conveyancing incorporate any extra costs?

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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.

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When in the process should you arrange a conveyancing solicitor to handle our purchase?

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If you choose a solicitor with 'no move, no fee' protection, the faster you instruct the better, as the legal work can begin very early in the process. Promptly instructing a firm for your Glastonbury transaction can reduce any chance of your sale or purchase falling though.

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Can Glastonbury brownfield land topsoil still be contaminated?

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Some metal contamination may have occurred throughout Glastonbury, but where substances causing significant pollution of surface waters or groundwater are found the land will be defined as 'contaminated'. Other sources of contaminated land include insecticides and groundwater contaminants like organic compounds.

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Which zones of Glastonbury are protected by a conservation area?

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Conservation areas denote streets and neighbourhoods of historical or architectural value. Your solicitor will be able to offer more information and address the impact buying in a conservation area may have.

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

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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.