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Conveyancing in Longhope Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/04/17

Longhope information

Longhope's closest airport is Gloucester Airport (13 miles). Defford Airport (disused) Airport is 21 mile away and Longhope's nearest train station is Gloucester at 9 miles.

Dilke Memorial Ruspidge is a nearby hospital.

Q.

What are the best conveyancing rates for a £195,000 property?

A.

Confusion over this topic catches out many homeowners, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many firms offer so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. However extra costs will be included in the solicitor's terms of engagement. Applicable disbursements should be included on a Longhope conveyancing quote Costs ought to be reasonable and be applied only where your solicitor must perform additional tasks in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Based on the property you intend to buy, our online quote calculator will generate an accurate statement of conveyancing fees.

Q.

How many weeks may conveyancing take? We have a buyer ready.

A.

The number of weeks required to sell or purchase a home is not wholly predictable, influenced by a broad set of concerns such as whether the property is leasehold. With our Longhope property specialists, your sale or purchase is handled as fast as possible, without compromising on service.

Q.

We are buying on a Longhope brownfield land. Is the top-soil potentially contaminated by waste minerals like cobalt?

Though the dangers are usually minor, if significant harm could be caused to people or protected species by the contamination, it is likely to be labelled contaminated land. Land may also be contaminated by other sources, including water contaminants such as solvents and radioactive waste.

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Is contaminated land in Longhope an issue for many homes?

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Longhope property can be contaminated by a wide range of natural causes, like a proximate telecommunications base station or local waste transfer sites. An environmental search will give more detail. Walton Hill Farm, Gloucestershire, GL19 4BN is a source of potential contamination in Longhope.

Q.

How will my property solicitor in Longhope report on the risk and history of floods in the Longhope region?

A.

A key component in the legal process involves a conveyancer conducting conveyancing and environmental searches that give information on the subject of Longhope historical flood risk.

Q.

How do you work out Stamp Duty Land Tax and what amount should we budget for a £693000 property?

A.

The Stamp Duty you will owe is based on the valuation. On a £693000 property, stamp duty will be £27720.*

*This information correct as of December 2012

Q.

Is a Professional Indemnity fee a disbursement or fee?

A.

Some firms pass off fees which should be included as disbursements. It is not always obvious whether a cost is a fee or disbursement, and whether it should be included. This cost, for example, is a fee not a disbursement, and will generally be included in a conveyancing quote.

Q.

Will your lawyer in Longhope get any conveyancing searches on the Gloucestershire Sixties mid terrace bungalow I am purchasing

A.

The normal conveyancing protocol will be to obtain the following Local Authority Search, Drainage and Water Search and Environment Search, and possibly less common searches e.g. a Subsidence.

 
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