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Conveyancing in Leicestershire Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 17/04/17

Leicestershire travel information and addresses ;

Leicestershire's closest station is Long Eaton at 4 miles. East Midlands Airport is 0 miles from Leicestershire. Tollerton Airport is 12 miles away.

Leicestershire is nearby at 1 1/2 mile off the M1 junction entry 23 Northbound.

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Leicestershire attractions

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East Midlands Aero Park Aviation Museum and East Midlands Aero Park Aviation Museum are in Leicestershire.

The most convenient hospital to Leicestershire is Aston Hall Aston on Trent.

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How do I find affordable conveyancing?

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This topic catches out many sellers and buyers, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted, and many firms promote cheap conveyancing quotes. However additional charges are frequently hidden in the small print. Busy, stressed sellers and buyers ignore these terms at their peril. Any disbursements should be included on a Leicestershire conveyancing quote

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We are buying in Leicestershire on a new development former industrial site. Is the soil potentially contaminated by waste minerals like mercury?

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There are extensive regulations imposed to curtail soil contamination. Land may also be contaminated by other sources, including polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs) and groundwater contaminants like hydrocarbons.

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Do your lawyers do the conveyancing of property auction properties in Leicestershire?

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Our CQS solicitors regularly take instructions from buyers at auction. Our highly qualified solicitors have in the past acted for numerous bidders at regional residential property auctions including Acuitus, Allsop (Commercial), Allsop (Residential), Auction House London, Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Brendons Auctioneers, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers Norris.

Smart buyers know to formally instruct their chosen firm as early as possible so there is time for an investigation of the lot well in advance of the auction day.

Post auction day arrives your lawyer is wholly ready for finishing the purchase in a as tight time frame as required by the conditions of sale.

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Is it possible that some of the protected Leicestershire conservation areas are in neglected condition?

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A recent appraisal of the state of Leicestershires conservation areas is documented by English Heritage and the following details are available at their site- Ratby is listed as very bad with low vulnerability and deteriorating, Stoke Golding is listed as very bad with low vulnerability and deteriorating, Shelthorpe is listed as poor with low vulnerability and deteriorating, Shepshed is listed as poor with low vulnerability and deteriorating.

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How much is the council tax on a detached Band G dwelling in Leicestershire?

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You should be briefed about your house's council tax band with the conveyancer's title report.

The latest council tax charges for homes in Leicestershire are set out in detail on the Leicester local authority site. As of 26 December 2012 rates are:

  • Band A - £970.00
  • Band B - £1,131.00
  • Band C - £1,293.00
  • Band D - £1,455.00
  • Band E - £1,778.00
  • Band F - £2,101.00
  • Band G - £2,425.00
  • Band H - £2,909.00

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What actions can we take to defer paying stamp duty in Leicestershire?

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Stamp Duty Land Tax is usually due for purchases sold for more than 125,000 pounds. Homeward Legal do not advise buyers risk any form of stamp duty mitigation, as such schemes are highly expensive and unreliable.

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For a fast conveyancing process to buy a £ 820,000 property, what can we do to accelerate the transaction?

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Crucial to fast conveyancing is to use a experienced property lawyer. There are various jobs you, as the buyer, can do, such as, calling or emailing the property lawyer, and chase them if you suspect any delays, quickly completing and return any forms and arranging any finances require to complete the purchase.

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What environmental concerns will impact land in Leicestershire, and will they be properly investigated?

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A broad range of contaminants caused by natural causes may reduce the value of Leicestershire property, like overhead transmission lines. An environmental search should offer more information.

 
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