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Conveyancing in Kendal Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 20/10/17

Commuting from the Kendal area? ;

Kendal train station is almost a mile from Kendal. Kendal's closest airport is Walney Aerodrome Airport.

Westmorland General is a nearby hospital for Kendal.

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How do we get affordable conveyancing?

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Many online and high street conveyancers advertise cheap conveyancing, but additional fees are often hiding in the small print. Additional charges listed in the terms needs to be fair and reasonable. They be applicable if the solicitor must perform additional tasks , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the exact legal fees based on the property you are buying.

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Do we need a chancel search if you are purchasing a flat conversion close by church land in Kendal?

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Property owners near to specific local church buildings are expected to contribute towards the cost of repairs, as a result of chancel repair liability. Terms used in a property's name, like 'abbey', may indicate chancel liability. The solicitor performing your conveyancing will confirm that a chancel search is appropriate. Kendal church lands include All Hallows Chapel, Hallgarth Community Church, Holy Trinity and St George.

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Do we need a property survey?

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Homeward Legal recommend that all buyers order a RICS survey. Numerous defects affect a property, for example subsidence.

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I ideally want to complete on the sale of my maisonette quickly, are you fast Kendal property lawyers ?

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Our property lawyers take a thoroughly active approach to fulfilling the conveyance to suit a clients time frame. With us, conveyancing lawyers will communicate from the start to the end of the buyer and seller chain and that utilise the very latest e conveyancing technology to drive through your sale in the shortest time.

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Will my assigned Kendal lawyer inform me about the amount to be paid of the council tax on a Band D house before exchanging contracts?

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Your property lawyer will consult with the South Lakeland local authority to ascertain the current council tax band and rates, which will be included in the conveyancing report on title. Correct charges for Kendal are set out on the South Lakeland council website. As at, 12 June 2012, the different rates are:

  • Band A - £1,044.00
  • Band B - £1,218.00
  • Band C - £1,392.00
  • Band D - £1,566.00
  • Band E - £1,915.00
  • Band F - £2,263.00
  • Band G - £2,611.00
  • Band H - £3,133.00

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How many lenders in Kendal do you work with?

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Homeward Legal can work with the majority of lenders serving purchasers in Kendal. Kendal lenders and mortgage specialists include Halifax, 21-23 Highgate, Kendal, LA9 4DA, Lloyds TSB Bank PLC, 11 Finkle St, Kendal, LA9 4AG, and Santander, 3 Highgate, Kendal, LA9 4EJ.

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Which local authority looks after Kendal?

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Kendal is located in South Lakeland District Council, South Lakeland House, Lowther Street, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4UF, Call: 0845 050 4434

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How early do I need to get a conveyancer to handle our transaction?

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The short answer is, as soon as possible, as there are a number of tasks which may be performed immediately. Prompt instruction of a firm could mitigate the chance of your transaction falling through.