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Conveyancing in Launceston Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 18/07/17

Noted Launceston interest

Lawrence House National Trust Launceston Castle English Heritage and Bradstone St Nonna Churches Conservation Trust are near to Launceston.

Launceston's nearest train station is Gunnislake at 11 miles and the nearest airport to Launceston is Plymouth City Airport (19 miles).

The closest hospital is Launceston General.

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How do I find affordable conveyancing?

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Many online and high street conveyancers promote so-called cheap conveyancing quotes, however additional charges are often hiding in the small print, left unread by preoccupied buyers Any additional costs which are listed in terms and conditions should be fair and reasonable.

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Do fixtures and fittings include things like the oven?

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Property buyers are often frustrated by confusion over fixtures and fittings. Your solicitor will request the agreement of a fixtures and fittings form to avoid such disputes, stating what is included with the sale.

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Is it recommended that I get searches for chancel liability? We are purchasing a residence in Launceston.

In Launceston, where land was once owned by a lay rectors, new owners of that property may be obliged to contribute towards repairs to churches. A number of sources are used to identify liability, including maps of Launceston's parish boundaries. Ecclesiastical properties in the local area include St Mary Magdalene, St Stephen and St Thomas the Apostle.

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Is cobalt (Co) contamination found to affect Launceston soil?

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Launceston agriculture or industry can cause topsoil contamination. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Launceston, including local authorities.

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May our conveyancing costs conceal any additional charges?

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It is unfortunate that it is common practice for some firms to hide fees in small print. Homeward Legal never hide any hidden extra charges. Our conveyancing quotes offer an accurate price the legal costs for your sale or purchase.

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I am purchasing in Launceston, do we need property searches?

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These searches are standard queries carried out for the buyer. Searches are very useful whether buying with a mortgage or not, but refer specifically to legal-related matters.

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Which local authority is responsible for Launceston?

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Launceston is located in Cornwall Council, County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro, TR1 3AY, contact: 0300 1234 104

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What can I do to hold off paying SDLT?

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Stamp duty is due for purchases valued at over £125,000. We do not recommend any stamp duty avoidance. These schemes are costly and , if a scheme is challenged, you can be fined up to 100% of the amount owed, in additional to the tax itself.

 
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