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Conveyancing in Kendal Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 11/01/17

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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The current owner has added unsuitable dormer windows to the property in Kendal which I think might infringe on local conservation area rules

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A lawyer will find out if the property is affected by a designated conservation area, and if so whether any alterations have the requisite permission from the local council.

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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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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.

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What factors will contaminate land in Kendal. Are these checked for thoroughly?

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Numerous of contaminants could irreparably damage property. Contaminants like infilled land should be reported on during conveyancing searches. Contamination can be caused by Kendal waste sites, including County Contracting, Fairthorns Lane, Cumbria, LA8 0NW.

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What causes the conveyancing work to seem to be so slow?

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The conveyancing process in Kendal can be lengthy. Homeward Legal seek to lessen their burden wherever feasible. There are numerous reasons for delay, such as problems with arranging a mortgage.

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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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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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