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Conveyancing in Honiton Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 10/01/17

Living in the area? ;

Honiton's closest airport is Exeter International Airport. The closest train station to Honiton is Honiton.

Honiton is the neighbouring hospital to Honiton.

Q.

We are trying to find low cost conveyancing in Honiton. How do we get a quote?

A.

Many online and high street firms purport to offer cheap conveyancing, but extra fees will be included in the terms of engagement. This small print is often not read by homeowners in a hurry. Third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid should also be included on any quote for conveyancing in Honiton

Q.

Should we get a chancel search if I plan to buy in the parish of Arlington?

A.

Regardless of the Honiton parish you are buying in, the solicitor instructed to handle the transaction may suggest that a chancel search is ordered. Through some parish councils have exercised their right to charge chancel repairs on the current owners of affected property, there is no way to be certain that a parish in which lay rectors have not been expected to pay chancel repair dues recently will not continue to be so. Even if liability is unlikely, indemnity insurance is a sensible precaution.

Q.

In a few months we are going to be moving from our terraced property near Honiton to our next home in Exmouth . At what stage to choose a home removal company?

A.

Most solicitors usually suggest that buyers delay until the point where exchange of contracts as typically an absolute moving date will not have been contractually agreed. Local home mover companies include Dudley Broom, 59 High St, Honiton, EX14 1PW Telephone: 01404 841552 or Dudley Broom Removals, Unit 5 Durham Way, Heathpark Industrial Estate, Honiton, EX14 1SQ on 01404 42886.

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Following recent news about the flooding in Sept 2012 in South West England we are anxious that flood risk searches might not be sufficient?

A.

Conveyancing and environmental searches applied for by your Honiton lawyer should include a more in depth Landmark flood search if the risk warrants it.

It could be worth trying to speak to a neighbour for some more comfort.

Q.

I am buying with Bradford and Bingley, what will we need to be aware of?

A.

A small number of lenders are now reducing their 'solicitor panel', resulting in greater conveyancing costs for purchasers in cases where the conveyancing solicitor cannot act for their lender, and another must also be instructed. Homeward Legal, fortunately, are able to act for all large mortgage lenders.

Q.

Should we get a home buyers survey for our home purchase?

A.

We strongly recommend that the majority of buyers book an inspection. Numerous problems will impact a property, which include blocked drains, and these will not be addressed by your conveyancing solicitor.

Q.

We are buying a 1930s building in the boundary of conservation area in Honiton. Where can I find information on the standard of repair of the area?

A.

Conservation areas in Honiton are designated by East Devon who preserve everything from what can be demolished to the avoidance of billboards. Following a campaign, English Heritage have produced details of the state of conservation areas in Honiton and throughout England along with the vulnerability.

Q.

What will the council tax cost for a period Band F flat in Honiton?

A.

Your property's respective council tax band will usually be reported in the conveyancing report on title along with the governing local authority. The latest council tax rates for Honiton are listed on the East Devon council site. At the time of writing (15 December 2012) rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £1,005.00
  • Band B - £1,172.00
  • Band C - £1,340.00
  • Band D - £1,507.00
  • Band E - £1,842.00
  • Band F - £2,177.00
  • Band G - £2,512.00
  • Band H - £3,014.00

 
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