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Conveyancing in Kendal Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 06/12/16

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.

Q.

How do we get affordable conveyancing?

A.

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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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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What type of environmental conveyancing searches into the risk and history of floods in the Cumbria region will the Kendal lawyer actually apply for a residential property I am going to buy?

A.

A qualified conveyancing lawyer makes an application for official environmental searches, which include Kendal area flood risk data.

Q.

We are buying on a Kendal brownfield site. Could the soil be contaminated by industrial waste like iron (Fe)?

A.

Kendal industry and natural causes can cause soil contamination. Environment search results will factor contaminants, including metals and others such as acidic compounds.

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I am purchasing in Kendal. How can we check if the property is in a conservation area?

A.

Conservation areas categorise regions of architectural merit. These restrictions can add to maintenance costs, but the benefits will include confidence that property will retain its value.

Q.

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.

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Might our conveyancing costs have any hidden charges?

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Our solicitors will not charge any additional charges regardless of circumstances. Some solicitor do not give accurate quotes, only estimates, which they will not be required to adhere to.

Q.

Are we in danger of gazumping?

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Gazumping arises when a seller accepts the first buyer's offer, only to later dismiss it in favour of a better offer. Because acceptance of an offer is not binding on the seller until exchange of contracts, there is a risk of being gazumped. To reduce the likelihood of being gazumped, consider instructing your property solicitor as soon as possible.

 
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