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Conveyancing in Kingswood Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/07/17

Local transport information

Kingswood's closest airport is Gloucester Airport (21 miles). Bristol Airport is 22 miles and away. Kingswood's closest station is Cam and Dursley at 6 miles.

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Local points of interest in Kingswood

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Charfield St James Churches Conservation Trust and Ozleworth St Nicholas of Myra Churches Conservation Trust are close to Kingswood.

The closest hospital to Kingswood is Berkeley.

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How do we identify a genuinely cheap fee? I am trying to find a low cost conveyancing quote.

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This topic catches out many property buyers and sellers, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted, and many solicitors promote supposedly cheap conveyancing quotes. However additional costs are frequently hidden in small print. Excited property buyers and sellers, eager to get underway, often ignore this small print when they instruct. Additional charges which are listed in terms and conditions needs to be fair.

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Unforeseen personal circumstances dictate that we must to complete on the conveyancing on our jointly owned house inside 2 months, are you very fast Kingswood solicitors ?

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Our chosen solicitors adopt an extremely speed focused plan of attack when concluding the conveyancing process as rapidly as possible.

Homeward Legals carefully selected solicitors approach is different - we use advanced productivity systems .

We look after you with clients carefully selected lawyer practiced at communicate with all parties in the property chain such as agents, to attain a fast sale

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Is an administration fee a disbursement or fee?

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A quote should clearly state all fees and disbursements. This cost is a fee not a disbursement, and should be included in a quote.

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Which of the lender panels in Kingswood are you on?

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Most lenders in Kingswood are on our solicitors' panels. Lenders and mortgage specialists in Kingswood include Independent Mortgage Solutions (South West), 14 Whitehouse St, Bristol, BS3 4AY, Independent, 401 Gloucester Rd, Horfield, Bristol, BS7 8TS, and Charcol, Whitefriars/Lewins Mead, Bristol, BS1 2NT.

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Does my Kingswood property lawyer report back to me about the amount of council tax to be paid for a Band D property prior to completing on the purchase?

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The property solicitor will write to the appropriate South Gloucestershire local authority to reveal the currently applicable council tax rates, which will subsequently be included in the conveyancer's title report. The correct rates for residents of Kingswood are tabled online at the South Gloucestershire council website. On (09 November 2012) rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £1,023.00
  • Band B - £1,193.00
  • Band C - £1,364.00
  • Band D - £1,534.00
  • Band E - £1,875.00
  • Band F - £2,216.00
  • Band G - £2,557.00
  • Band H - £3,068.00

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Does my Kingswood property lawyer carry out any searches on the Gloucestershire Victorian terraced bungalow I am intending to buy?

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The common legal protocol is to obtain Local Authority, Drainage Search and Environment Search and perhaps unique particular such as Planning and local information.

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Is it necessary that I get a chancel search when you are buying a Kingswood maisonette on the same road as a 1300s glebe?

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In Kingswood, some owners can be required to subsidise repairs to nearby church property. Some names or words such as 'Glebe Farm' give an indication of a property's history, and thus whether chancel liability may apply. Ecclesiastical properties in the local area include Church of the Ascension, Holy Trinity, Lower , Wisdom of God and St Andrew.

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Is it costly to circumvent paying for SDLT?

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Stamp duty reduction should be treated with extreme caution, because these schemes are often uneconomical and often likely to fail.

 
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