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Conveyancing in Godshill Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/04/17

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Godshill's closest station is Shanklin. Godshill's nearest airport is Sandown IoW Airport (3 miles). Southampton Airport is 23 miles, Bembridge IoW Airport is 8 miles and away.

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Godshill attractions and landmarks

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St Catherines Lighthouse, Appuldurcombe House English Heritage and Wroxall IOW Owl and Falconry Centre Bird of Prey Centre are near to Godshill.

The most convenient hospital for Godshill is St Marys Blackwater.

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How do we get affordable conveyancing?

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Various solicitors offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but extra charges will be included in small print. Extra fees included in your solicitor's terms needs to be fair. A quote for conveyancing in Godshill must also state applicable disbursements.

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What kind of scrutiny regarding the potential risk of local flooding in Isle Of Wight will a Godshill conveyancer report back on?

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A vital part of the conveyancing protocol of purchasing a property involves a solicitor conducting property environmental searches that give details about the Godshill flood risk.

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What does a Godshill property solicitor recommend if the home is inside a Isle of Wight local authority conservation area which has unbecoming windows installed?

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Local authority search (LLC1 - Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search) carried out by a property lawyer will confirm the existence of suitable authorisation for any modifications to the building.

In the absence of any appropriate consents, your solicitor will inform you of the options, which include seeking retrospective consent from Isle of Wight council or purchasing an indemnity insurance policy.

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For fast conveyancing to buy a £731,000 property, what can we do to accelerate the transaction?

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Finding a proactive solicitor is the key to a fast conveyancing transaction. There are several things you can do, such as, quickly answering your solicitor's questions, keeping in regular contact with the solicitor and organising your finances, including arranging a mortgage.

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How is contaminated land in Godshill investigated during the conveyancing process?

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Land in Godshill could be contaminated by several natural causes, and an environmental search should reveal whether a property can be impacted by contaminants in Godshill such as local waste transfer sites or radioactive substances in the region.

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Do I need to get a survey for our home purchase in Godshill?

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It is strongly suggested that Godshill buyers arrange a RICS surveyor. A range defects will impact a property, which include dry rot. Such issues will not be considered during the conveyancing work itself.

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Which of the lender panels in Godshill are you a member of?

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Most lenders in Godshill are on our solicitors' panels. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Wight Mortgages, 42 Quay St, Newport, PO30 5BA, Lentune, 50 Gosport St, Lymington, SO41 9BB, and Holmberg Erling Trading, 7 Hope Rd, Shanklin, PO37 6EA.

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How much is the council tax on a residential terraced Band D home in Godshill?

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You will be briefed about your new house's council tax band with the title report. The latest tax rates for homes in Godshill are published at the Isle of Wight council website. As of 10 December 2012 the rates are:

  • Band A - £979.00
  • Band B - £1,142.00
  • Band C - £1,305.00
  • Band D - £1,468.00
  • Band E - £1,794.00
  • Band F - £2,120.00
  • Band G - £2,446.00
  • Band H - £2,936.00

 
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