Which local authority is responsible for Longhope?
Longhope is located in Forest of Dean District Council, Council Offices, High Street, Coleford, Gloucestershire GL16 8BH, Tel: 01594 810 000
Should I get a house surveyor to examine this Longhope property purchase?
We firmly suggest that you order a property survey. There can be many defects that have a negative impact on a property, that a solicitor will be unable to address, including wet rot and cavity wall tie failure.
How long does it take to move house?
Those new to buying property are often surprised by how long the process can take from start to finish. There are several factors that come into play when determining how long your transaction will take from having your offer accepted to moving into your new home: The number of people involved in the chain (the shorter it is, the easier to manage and therefore shorter in duration potentially), problems with one or more buyers in the chain getting a mortgage offer, communication, management and many others.
The greatest time that needs to be set aside is for the conveyancing, which is the complex legal process of transferring ownership of the property from seller to buyer, replicated along the entire chain. Typically, the conveyancing can take an average of between eight and twelve weeks to complete, so, in reality, you should be thinking in terms of months.
However, if you appoint a results-focused and proactive solicitor, who will do everything possible to reduce the length of time, including talking to everyone involved in the chain, pushing for swift return of forms and documentation, and using modern technology to drive the process forward, you will stand a better chance of the conveyancing being a lot shorter. And the earlier you appoint them, the quicker they can get started on your transaction.
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Is your panel of solicitors set up to move fast on the legal conveyancing of auction properties in Longhope?
Yes - The legal team are familiar with local and national auctions and regularly do the legal conveyancing sellers at auction. It is a shrewd move for buyers to get a SRA regulated lawyer as rapidly as possible to allow enough time for a detailed report of the legal pack before the date of the auction. Subsequently, following the property auction date your selected lawyer is absolutely prepared for concluding the legal work in the usual 28 days as required .
Will our Longhope property solicitor in form me about the cost of council tax for a Band A building prior to exchange?
Your homes pertinent council tax band will conventionally be highlighted within the title report along with the local authority.
The correct charges for residents of Longhope are set out in detail at the Forest of Dean council site. At the time of writing on 16 February 2013 rates are:
- Band A - £1,006.00
- Band B - £1,174.00
- Band C - £1,342.00
- Band D - £1,509.00
- Band E - £1,845.00
- Band F - £2,180.00
- Band G - £2,516.00
- Band H - £3,019.00