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Conveyancing in Long Eaton Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/10/17

Transport and public service information if you’re buying or selling residential property in Long Eaton -

By road: Long Eaton is served by the M1, A453 and A6005. By rail: The nearest train station is Long Eaton. By air: Long Eaton is closest to East Midlands Airport (9 miles), Birmingham Airport (45 miles), and Coventry Airport (48 miles).

Hospital: Royal Derby, Uttoxeter Road, Derby, DE22 3NE. Council: Erewash Borough (www.erewash.gov.uk).

Attractions: West Park, Rushcliffe Country Park, Lane’s Garden Centre Open Farm, Wollaton Hall and Park, Elvaston Castle, and Attenborough Nature Park.

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When in the conveyancing process is it appropriate to speak to a solicitor in Long Eaton?

With a firm like Homeward Legal offering a 'no move, no fee' conveyancing quote, the earlier in the process you can instruct them, the better, as there are several conveyancing tasks that may be performed immediately. There are those who advocate postponing instruction until after the offer is accepted, but you will then be at a serious disadvantage in the event of a contract race, or having a buyer eager to move quickly. For the best and clearest quote, why not try our quote calculator? Or, if you want to talk to someone, you could call our expert team on 0800 038 6699.

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Do we need to be concerned about fixtures and fittings?

Usually, fixtures are the fixed elements, such as external lights attached to floors, walls or ceilings, and fittings are free-standing items, like a fridge or lampshades. Completion and agreement of a ‘fixtures and fittings’ form is unfortunately often left to the last minute, when a dispute may jeopardise the transaction.

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What individual property searches should my lawyer request on a Long Eaton semi-detached house?

The normal conveyancing protocol for Long Eaton is to obtain the following: a Local Authority (council) Search, a Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal), an Environmental Search, and a Lead Mining Search. There may be additional area-specific searches that need to be carried out (e.g. a Land Charges Full Search).

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Which Long Eaton lender panels are your solicitors on?

Homeward Legal can work with the majority of lenders approved by the Council of Mortgage Lenders. Your conveyancing solicitors should be able to address any specific requests your lender may have, thereby preventing them from passing on their legal bill to you. A number of mortgage specialists operate in and around Long Eaton, including:

  • Mortgage and Property Centre, 59 Derby Road, Long Eaton, Nottingham, NG10 1LU
  • Holmfield Financial Services, 221a Tamworth Road, Long Eaton, Nottingham, NG10 1DN
  • Barclays Bank PLC, 1 Derby Road, Long Eaton, Nottingham, NG10 1LY
  • Q.

    How long might the conveyancing work require on a flat in Long Eaton? I need a fast service.

    The time needed to sell or purchase residential property does vary, dependent on a broad set of factors (for example, when third parties fail to promptly answer queries). Nationally, the average time for the conveyancing is around twelve weeks, whereas our solicitors at Homeward Legal will, wherever feasible, work towards a six-week timescale. Use our quote calculator, or call our waiting experts on 0800 038 6699 for your fixed-fee quote.

    Q.

    Our purchase will complete soon, but how is Stamp Duty Land Tax calculated?

    Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) depends on a small range of considerations, but primarily the house’s or flat's purchase price, if it is over £125,000. For example, the SDLT on a £1,160,000 home will be £59,750.

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    As a result of the flooding in September 2012 in the East Midlands, am I right to be apprehensive about environmental searches not being sufficient to establish the flood-risk in Long Eaton?

    Environmental searches carried out by your property solicitor as a standard part of the conveyancing will return historical data on flooding in the Long Eaton area. Should the level of risk be deemed high enough, your solicitor may recommend ordering a far more thorough flood-search. This is a disbursement, which will be passed on to you at cost, if you go ahead with it. If you remain worried, you could contact a close neighbour, or a local flood repair expert.

    Q.

    I really need to exchange contracts on the sale of a leasehold apartment within 5 weeks, so are Homeward Legal solicitors in Long Eaton fast workers?

    Yes they are. Our solicitors are part of the Conveyancing Quality Scheme and always approach the conveyancing in a pragmatic and proactive way. Homeward Legal’s solicitors will always communicate end-to-end throughout the buyer and seller chain, and always use cutting-edge integrated systems to exchange on the sale with minimal stress. To discuss your needs and to obtain your free, fixed-fee, ‘No Move, No Fee’-guaranteed quote, contact our team on 0800 038 6699.

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    I really need to exchange contracts on the sale of a leasehold apartment within 5 weeks, are Homeward Legal fast solicitors in Long Eaton ?

    A.

    Yes. We maintain that our CQS solicitors always take a take charge approach when carrying out the conveyancing process Homeward Legals solicitors will always communicate end to end throughout the chain buyer and seller chain and that always implement cutting edge integrated systems to exchange on the sale with minimal stress.

    Q.

    Which local authority is responsible for Long Eaton?

    A.

    Long Eaton is located in Erewash Borough Council, Ilkeston Town Hall, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5RP, phone: 0845 907 2244

    Q.

    Can cadmium (Cd) contaminate Long Eaton soil?

    A.

    With this region's industrial history in parts of Long Eaton, soil contamination cannot be totally avoided. Data on many contaminants, such as industrial storage and groundwater contamination, will be included in an environmental search.

    Q.

    Should I get a Homebuyer Report for our house purchase?

    A.

    The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors firmly suggest that purchasers in Long Eaton arrange a surveyor. It is a fact that there are a range of defects that will impact a property, which a conveyancing solicitor will not report on. These can include unsafe chimney circulation or settlement.

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    What amount of time may conveyancing legal work usually need, on average? I need a fast service.

    A.

    The time needed to sell or purchase residential property does vary, dependent on a broad set of factors, for example, when 3rd parties fail to promptly answer queries. Nationally, the average is up to twelve weeks, whereas our solicitors will, wherever feasible, work towards a six-week timescale.

    Q.

    As a result of the flooding in Sept 2012 in the East Midlands, I am apprehensive that environmental searches might not be sufficient?

    A.

    Property environmental searches carried out by your property solicitor in Long Eaton should include the far more thorough flood search if required.

    If you remain still worried you could contact a close neighbour.

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    Can we get out of paying stamp duty on property?

    A.

    Stamp duty is usually due for homes over one hundred and twenty-five thousand pounds. Stamp duty mitigation scheme is not advised, as such schemes are often uneconomical and the HMRC can review a scheme up to 6 years after a sale is completed .