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Conveyancing in Little Oakley Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/10/17

Little Oakley information

Kettering station is around 5 miles from Little Oakley. The closest airport to Little Oakley is Coventry Airport.

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Little Oakley area info

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Boughton House Historic Houses Association and Triangular Lodge English Heritage are near to Little Oakley.

The nearest hospital is Corby Community.

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What are the best rates for conveyancing for a 715k property?

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Many solicitors claim to offer so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but additional costs are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms. Any disbursements ought to be listed on any quote for conveyancing in Little Oakley Extras included in the small print should be fair and come into force only if your lawyer must complete unanticipated additional work in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our quotes offer a clear statement of your solicitors fees for a standard purchase or sale.

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Can I get out of paying for SDLT rates?

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Stamp Duty Land Tax is generally payable for houses priced at over £125,000. Stamp duty reduction is not recommended for purchases in Little Oakley, as such schemes are often uneconomical and the HMRC can review a scheme up to 6 years after a sale is completed imposing penalties and investigating all your tax matters.

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Do you recommend your solicitors to carry out the legal conveyancing of residential property auction properties in Little Oakley?

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Our firm commonly take instructions from buyers and sellers at auction. Homeward Legal typically suggest buyers at auction to appoint a fast conveyancing company well in advance of the auction to allow adequate time for a thorough investigation of the sellers pack.

Subsequently, immediately after the auction day itself your Homeward Legal property conveyancing lawyer is thoroughly focused on completing the purchase inside as short a time frame as typically required .

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It seems that selenium soil contamination may be an issue in Little Oakley. Please advise.

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Some metal contamination may have occurred throughout Little Oakley, but an plot will be marked as 'contaminated land' if the risk to human life is unacceptable. Metal contamination of soil in Little Oakley is more likely to occur near landfill sites. Data on other contaminants, like chlorine and water contaminants such as organic compounds, will also be included in an environmental search.

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I am planning on buying a 1930s investment property in a Little Oakley conservation area, where can I locate more data in regards to the state of upkeep of the area?

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English Heritage have conducted a survey and created a detailed list in relation to the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas along with the trend of the area. Local conservation areas are designated by the local Tendring planning authority, who preside over things like building materials used to the prohibition of poorly maintained pavements.

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In respect of the extensive flooding in Sept 2012 in the East Midlands, we are wondering whether environmental searches may not be sufficient?

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Environmental searches handled by a Little Oakley property lawyer should include a more in depth search (Landmark) if it is felt necessary.

If you are still apprehensive you could visit a local resident.

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What is the council tax on a Forties terraced Band C property in Little Oakley?

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You will be give information your property's band within the conveyancer's title report.

Correct rates for homes in Little Oakley are detailed on the Tendring council website. As at, 13 December 2012, the different rates are:

  • Band A - £978.00
  • Band B - £1,141.00
  • Band C - £1,304.00
  • Band D - £1,467.00
  • Band E - £1,793.00
  • Band F - £2,119.00
  • Band G - £2,445.00
  • Band H - £2,935.00

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The vendor appears to have fitted dormer windows on the building in Little Oakley which we think might infringe nearby conservation area criteria

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Your instructed solicitor will make enquiries to verify whether the property is within a conservation area and whether any modifications have appropriate permissions from the Tendring authority.