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Conveyancing in Hook Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/04/17

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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Would you recommend that I get a chancel search? I am buying a maisonette close by rectory grounds in Hook.

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Some owners in Hook can be required to contribute towards upkeep of nearby church property. As a result of the Land Registration Act 2002, interest over any affected land must be registered by October 2013. The solicitor handling your conveyancing will confirm that a chancel search is appropriate. Ecclesiastical properties in the area include St John the Evangelist,, St Mary the Virgin and St Paul.

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Is there something we can do to get out of paying stamp duty to HM Revenue?

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We firmly advise against any stamp duty avoidance, because these schemes are costly and , if a scheme is challenged, you can be fined up to 100% of the amount owed, in additional to the tax itself.

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Handling the legal work without the assistance of a Hook property solicitor is becoming possible when buying a maisonette , however would it really be prudent ?

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Theoretically speaking there is absolutely no argument why you cant engage in the legal process without assistance.

The truth is however that a property lawyer carries out a huge array of activities such as checking contracts and dealing with requisition on os1 many of which need a skilled professional. Nonetheless lawyers must get indemnity cover to shield you from any professional errors.

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How will a Hook conveyancing solicitor investigate the potential risk of possible flooding in the Hook area for a residential property I am buying?

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An experienced conveyancing solicitor makes an application for formal conveyancing and environmental searches that incorporate Hook flood risk area information.

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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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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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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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