I am going to move out of our period residence near Gloucester to our next property in Cirencester what is the optimum stage to book a house removal firm?
Most property lawyers will advocate that buyers hold off booking a removals company until exchange of contracts as in advance of this the firm move date will not have been scheduled.
If you are looking for a local company try Advanced Removals & Storage, Bamel Way, Gloucester Business Park/, Gloucester, GL3 4BH Telephone: 01452 899710 or Advanced Removals & Storage, Bamel Way, Gloucester, GL3 4BH on 0800 056 5259.
Can you recommend how we get out of paying out for HMRC stamp duty?
Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) must be paid on home purchases valued at over 125,000 pounds. Homeward Legal strongly advise against any stamp duty mitigation scheme, as such schemes are costly and very risky.
Will we need a chancel search if I am buying in the parish of Brimpsfield?
Your lawyer is likely to recommend that a chancel search be taken out. In older areas of Gloucester, chancel repair has the potential to be imposed on owners of a house where church councils have not imposed the same liability on the last owners, so it can be difficult to use this as a guide.
What length of time will it take our assigned conveyancer to finish the conveyancing process for a terraced home we are intending to buy?
The conveyancing process can take anywhere from one month to 12 weeks, which can be hampered by any number of factors like the speed of the vendor's conveyancer, or the speed of the lender.
The vendor appears to have installed windows to the property which we think might possibly conflict with the Southgate Street conservation area rules.
The conveyancing solicitor is required to find out whether the property is affected by a conservation area and whether any alterations have the appropriate permissions from the Gloucester planning authority.
How can I find if any of the designated Gloucester conservation areas are in an unacceptable state?
A recent estimation of the condition of conservation areas is reported by English Heritage, and the following details are currently accessible at their website - Southgate Street is recorded as very bad with low vulnerability and condition improving. Telephone 01452 396855 for more information.
What type of environmental conveyancing searches regarding the potential risk of local flooding to properties in Gloucestershire will the property solicitor in Gloucester do?
A key part of the conveyancing process involves a conveyancing lawyer carrying out environmental searches that set out information regarding the local Gloucester flood risk. An inexpensive (around twenty pounds) and more specialist conveyancing search (most likely a Landmark Database search) might be advised by the property lawyer in Gloucester if in the event that the initial searches highlight any risk of flooding.
I am buying with Northern Rock, is there anything I need to consider?
Buyers need to be aware that some lenders have opted to reduce the size of their 'solicitor panel'. This can mean increased legal costs for house purchasers. Homeward Legal are able to act for many mortgage lenders so that the buyer will not have to pay legal fees for your lender's solicitor.