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Conveyancing in Malmesbury Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 26/04/17

Local points of interest in Malmesbury

Abbey House Gardens The Historic Houses Association and Tetbury St Saviour Churches Conservation Trust are close to Malmesbury.

Gloucester Airport is 21 mile from Malmesbury. The closest train station to Malmesbury is Tetbury, about 4 miles away.

The nearest hospital to Malmesbury is Malmesbury.

Q.

I need to find low cost conveyancing in Malmesbury , we are on a tight budget.

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This catches out many homeowners, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted. Many solicitors claim to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing', but additional costs may pad the final bill. The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the exact legal fees based on the property you are buying.

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Is contaminated land in Malmesbury an issue?

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A range of contaminants may ruin residential property in Malmesbury, like other land contamination. An environmental search should offer more information.

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What will the Malmesbury conveyancing lawyer recommend if the flat we am buying is located in a Wiltshire council conservation area and turns out to have unseemly windows added?

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Wiltshire council searches carried out by your Malmesbury conveyancing solicitor during the legal process will establish if the Malmesbury property a conservation area and any evidence of planning authority consent for changes to the property will be supplied.

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What causes the conveyancing process to have so many delays? The last solicitor we used felt very slow.

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The legal work required to buy or sell property may be subject to numerous interruptions or delays even where there is no chain. Some delays are out of a solicitor's control. Homeward Legal endeavour to minimise the cost of these delays where viable.

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Which Malmesbury lender panels are you a member of?

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Of lenders with local branches near Malmesbury, Homeward Legal closely with many. Lenders and mortgage specialists in Malmesbury include Forum Financial Associates, Riverside Business Village/Swindon Rd, Malmesbury, SN16 9RS.

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Does my assigned Malmesbury lawyer tell me about the cost of the council tax on a Band G house before completing on the purchase?

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The property solicitor will consult with the governing council to find out the most up to date council tax rates, which will be written in the report on title.

The latest tax rates for Malmesbury are set out online at the Wiltshire council website. On (22 November 2012) the rates are:

  • Band A - £1,010.00
  • Band B - £1,179.00
  • Band C - £1,347.00
  • Band D - £1,515.00
  • Band E - £1,852.00
  • Band F - £2,189.00
  • Band G - £2,525.00
  • Band H - £3,031.00

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How long should the conveyancing process generally need, on average?

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The number of weeks taken to transfer a home varies, with reference to potentially many issues which may affect the property which may include whether the property is leasehold. With Homeward Legal's Malmesbury property experts, a sale, purchase or transfer of equity is handled quickly, and to the highest standard of service.

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Which local authority is responsible for Malmesbury?

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Malmesbury is located in Wiltshire Council, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8JN, Tel: 0300 456 0100

 
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