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Conveyancing in Hook Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 15/07/17

Commuting to the area? ;

Motorists are well served with Hook being well placed with good road access close at inside a miles off the M3 Junction 5 Northbound.

The nearest train station to Hook is Hook and Blackbushe Airport is 6 miles from Hook. Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 25 miles, Farnborough (TAG London) Airport is 8 miles, White Waltham Airport is 18 miles, and Booker Airport is 24 miles away.

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Hook area information

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West Green House Garden National Trust Hartley Wintney St Mary Churches Conservation Trust and Basing House Hampshire Passport are near to Hook.

The nearest hospital to Hook is Odiham Cottage.

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How do I find affordable conveyancing in Hook?

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Various conveyancers purport to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but extra costs are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms of engagement. Extra charges found in terms of engagement needs to be fair and clearly defined and only come into force where the lawyer must perform additional tasks , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.

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Myself and my partner are intending to buy in Hook, and would like to establish whether there are any designated conservation areas.

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Parts of Hook considered be of historical merit, like picturesque villages, may be registered as conservation areas. The local council will provide more details about local conservation areas, and the solicitor handling your purchase will discuss the relevant responsibilities you would be taking on by purchasing in a conservation area.

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In Hook, is top soil remediation of contaminated property an option?

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In Hook, remediation may be possible, although it can be expensive. Speak to Realcity Ltd, Grasslands, Mattingley, Hook, RG27 8LJ for additional information.

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What does my searches be?

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The cost of conveyancing searches on a Hook purchase varies substantially. Searches are paid out to a 3rd party, and will not be included in a quote for solicitor's fees.

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My mortgage lender is the Co-operative Bank - is there anything we need to be aware of?

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House buyers need to be aware that a small number of lenders have limited the firms who can act for them, resulting in higher conveyancing costs for property purchasers if the lender insists upon their own property lawyer . We, however, are able to act for many mortgage lenders.

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I am buying a £258000, how is Stamp Duty Land Tax calculated?

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Stamp Duty will depend on the property's value. It is £7740 on a £258000 house or flat.*

*This information correct as of February 2013

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Will we need a property survey?

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The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors recommend that the majority of buyers book a RICS surveyor if buying in Hook. It is a fact that there are a wide range of problems which can negatively affect a property, including rotten roof timbers or cavity wall tie failure, and these will not be addressed by your conveyancing solicitor.

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How much is the council tax on a Fifties mid-terrace Band E home in Hook?

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You should be provide your homes band within the report on title. The latest tax rates for Hook are set out in detail online at the Hart local authority site. At the time of authoring on 07 February 2013 the different rates are:

  • Band A - £971.00
  • Band B - £1,133.00
  • Band C - £1,294.00
  • Band D - £1,456.00
  • Band E - £1,780.00
  • Band F - £2,104.00
  • Band G - £2,427.00
  • Band H - £2,913.00

 
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