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Conveyancing in Hartlebury Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 24/07/17

Living in the area? ;

Hartlebury's closest station is Hartlebury at 1 mile s. Hartlebury's nearest airport is Wolverhampton Business Airport Airport. Birmingham Airport is 23 miles, and Defford Airport (disused) Airport is 18 miles away.

Lucy Baldwin Stourport is the most convenient hospital for Hartlebury.

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What are the best conveyancing rates for a £503,000 house?

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Many online and high street firms offer 'the cheapest conveyancing', but additional charges are frequently hidden in the terms. Any disbursements ought to be defined on your conveyancing quote. Our online quote calculator will generate an accurate quote for your transaction.

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Can I check if a residence is in one of Hartlebury's conservation areas?

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There are a range of conservation areas in or near Hartlebury. Your property solicitor will be able to offer more information and discuss the relevant responsibilities.

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Do you recommend that I get a chancel liability search if we are buying a property close to a priory in Hartlebury?

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Property owners in Hartlebury may be subject to chancel repair liability. As a consequence of a recent Act, interest over any affected land in Hartlebury must be registered by October 2013. This will make it easier to identify affected property through a chancel search. Ecclesiastical properties in Hartlebury include Bishop's Wood St Mary and St James.

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When in the conveyancing process is it wise to instruct a solicitor in Hartlebury?

In the vast majority of cases, instructing as soon as possible is wise, as there are several tasks that may be performed immediately. Instructing your solicitor earlier can reduce any chance of the sale or purchase falling though.

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How much would searches be?

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Searches range in cost, depending on the searches required. Conveyancing searches are disbursements.

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What local factors can contaminate land in Hartlebury?

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Residential property could be contaminated by many factors caused by man and by nature. Contaminants including sand or gravel pits will be reported on in environmental search results.

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How much is the council tax on a residential mid-terrace Band B house in Hartlebury?

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The council tax band should conventionally be set out in the conveyancing report on title along with the governing local authority. The latest tax charges for homes in Hartlebury are published online at the Malvern Hills local authority website. At the time of writing on 24 December 2012 the different rates are:

  • Band A - £986.00
  • Band B - £1,151.00
  • Band C - £1,315.00
  • Band D - £1,480.00
  • Band E - £1,808.00
  • Band F - £2,137.00
  • Band G - £2,466.00
  • Band H - £2,959.00

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For a fast exchange and completion to buy a £ 173,000 house, how can we speed things up?

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Firstly, a fast conveyancing transaction is crucial to is to employing a proactive and experienced solicitor. Consider the following:

  • Which communication methods do they use? Days can be wasted waiting for letters in the post which could be emailed or faxed.
  • Was there a delay delivering a quote?
  • How soon will they order searches?

 
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