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Conveyancing in Horfield Q & A's

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Updated: 25/04/17

Living in the Horfield area? ;

Bristol Airport is 9 miles from Horfield. The closest train station to Horfield is Montpelier.

Horfield is nearby at 1 1/2 mile off the M32 junction entry 2 Northbound.

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Local points of interest in Horfield

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Westbury College Gatehouse National Trust Bristol St Paul Churches Conservation Trust and Bristol St John the Baptist Churches Conservation Trust are around Horfield.

The closest hospital to Horfield is Southmead Bristol.

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Can you confirm your cheapest fee for a £170k residence? We are looking for an affordable conveyancing estimate.

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Many law firms advertise supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often additional fees may inflate the final bill. Applicable disbursements must also be stated on your quote

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Would the fixtures and fittings include things like bannisters?

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Commonly, there is no strict definition of 'fixtures and fittings'. Completion or agreement of a fixtures and fittings form is unfortunately often left to the last minute, when a dispute may jeopordise the transaction.

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Does your solicitors firm get involved in auction conveyancing in Horfield?

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Our company is very capable working with property auction procedures. It is not uncommon for more complicated to convey buildings such as Investment properties are sold in auctions and these will want extra examination. Lawyers therefore strongly recommend that buyers at auction formally instruct an affordable lawyer

well in advance of the property auction date to allow enough time for a detailed report of the documents.

Post day of bidding your now prepared property conveyancing lawyer is totally ready for completing the purchase inside as short a time frame as typically required by the conditions of sale.

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How can we calculate stamp duty?

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The Stamp Duty owed is dependent on the valuation. For a property bought for £588000, the SDLT rate is £23520.

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Are Land Registry office copies fees or disbursements?

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A good quote will clearly list all disbursements and fees. These costs are disbursements not fees, and is passed on to the buyer at cost.

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If you are buying a property close to a rectory built in the 17th Century in Horfield, will we need to get a chancel liability search?

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In Horfield, where land was once owned by a lay impropriators, new owners of that property may be obliged to contribute towards the cost of repairs to churches. After the passing of an Act in 2002, interest over any affected land must be registered by October 2013. Churches in this area where a chancel search may be necessary include Holy Trinity and St Gregory the Great.

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Is arsenic soil contamination likely in Horfield?

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Most soils in Horfield have some degree of contamination, from agriculture or industry. Other sources of contaminated land include fertilisers.

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As a result of the extensive flooding in Sept 2012 in South West England I am anxious that property conveyancing searches may not be detailed enough?

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A diligent solicitor in Horfield should get property conveyancing searches (Landmark search) if the environmental conveyancing searches spots a any kind of Horfield flood risk area

For greater area background perhaps you could get in touch with a local resident.

 
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