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Conveyancing in Ivybridge Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 17/04/18

Commuting to the Ivybridge area? ;

The nearest station to Ivybridge is Ivybridge, almost a mile away. The closest airport to Ivybridge is Plymouth City Airport.

Plympton is a nearby hospital for Ivybridge.

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How do I get a discount conveyancing quote in Ivybridge?

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Lack of clarity over this issue catches out many sellers and buyers, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted. Many firms offer cheap conveyancing. Often extra costs can inflate your final bill. Any disbursements should also be included on your quote. The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the exact legal fees based on the property you are buying.

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Are charges for obtaining duplicate freehold company share certificates disbursements or fees?

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Comparing conveyancing quotes is not always straightforward, given the different terminology. These costs are fees not disbursements, and should be included in a quote.

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What environmental concerns can impact land in Ivybridge. Are they a concern?

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Land in Ivybridge could be contaminated by a wide range of human activities. Issues including nearby electrical substations or nearby waste management facilities should be considered as part of the appropriate search. Contamination in Ivybridge can be caused by local waste sites, such as Strashleigh Hams Landfill, Devon, PL21 9JP.

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Does my Ivybridge conveyancer inform me about the cost of the council tax for a Band G flat prior to exchange?

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The lawyer will write to the council to ascertain the correct council tax band and rates, which will be included in the report on title.

Up-to-date rates for properties in Ivybridge are detailed at the South Hams council website. At the time of authoring, 03 November 2012, rates are:

  • Band A - £1,020.00
  • Band B - £1,190.00
  • Band C - £1,360.00
  • Band D - £1,530.00
  • Band E - £1,869.00
  • Band F - £2,209.00
  • Band G - £2,549.00
  • Band H - £3,059.00

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What can a Ivybridge conveyancing lawyer do when the flat we hope to buy is in a registered conservation area and has inappropriate cladding fitted?

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The local authority LLC1 searches conducted by a solicitor as part of the conveyancing should check whether the property is within a designated conservation area proof of Coal Authority consent for alterations will be supplied.

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Would getting a building survey be sensible when we are buying a property?

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It is heavily suggested that most purchasers book a house surveyor if purchasing in Ivybridge. A wide range of concerns will impact a property, which include roof damage and poor ventilation, and issues such as these are not likely to be investigated as part of the conveyancing itself.

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Which local authority looks after Ivybridge?

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Ivybridge is located in South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5NE, Call: 01803 861 235

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We are completing in December, how is stamp duty tax calculated?

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Stamp Duty in Ivybridge is based on a small range of considerations, including the house's value. On a £741000 home, stamp duty will be £29640.