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Conveyancing in Merriott Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 27/07/17

Merriott attractions and landmarks

Seavington St Mary Churches Conservation Trust and Stocklinch Ottersey St Mary the Virgin Churches Conservation Trust are close at hand to Merriott.

Merriott's closest train station is Crewkerne and Merriott's nearest airport is Exeter International Airport (30 miles).

The nearest hospital for Merriott is Crewkerne.

Q.

There are lots of 'cheap' offers, but how do we find a good one? I need fixed rate Merriott conveyancing.

A.

Many law firms promote theoretically cheap conveyancing, however additional costs are frequently hidden in the terms. Excited sellers and buyers, eager to get underway, often ignore this small print when they instruct. Any disbursements ought to be listed on your conveyancing quote Any additional charges which are listed in your solicitor's terms ought to be reasonable and clear. Our quotes clearly state the solicitors' fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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How much can our conveyancing searches cost?

A.

With a Homeward Legal solicitor, a client in Merriott is charged at most £249 for searches. Searches are paid to a third party, and will not be included in a solicitor's fees.

Q.

Is it shrewd to do the conveyancing myself?.

A.

Theoretically there is no reason why a seller cannot decide to embark on the legal work yourself.

In reality however, a solicitor in Merriott is familiar with a long list of jobs ranging from checking redemption statements or checking for any restrictive covenants some of which need training.

Q.

Why can conveyancing legal work take months to complete?

A.

Conveyancing in Merriott will occasionally be obstructed. We appreciate how difficult it can be to face these and aim to minimise the consequences of these delays by proactively handling all enquiries. Delays can include a slow firm acting for the lender.

Q.

Which specific search enquiries will my Merriott lawyer order when buying a Merriott property?

A.

The normal legal protocol is to obtain these searches - Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage Search, Environmental and Tin Search and perhaps specific searches such as HS2 Search.

Q.

For a residence valued at £346000. How is stamp duty rates worked out?

A.

Stamp Duty in Merriott will depend on the value of the property. It is £10380 on a £346000 property.*

*This information correct as of 15/01/2013

Q.

Which local authority is responsible for Merriott?

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Merriott is located in South Somerset District Council, Council Offices, Brympton Way, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 2HT, Tel: 01935 462 462

Q.

As a consequence of the extensive flooding in Sept 2012 in South West England I am wondering whether flood searches aren't sufficient?

A.

Conveyancing searches handled by your Merriott conveyancing solicitor should also include the more in depth search (Landmark) if the risk warrants it.

Perhaps you could speak to a local resident for some further local history.

 
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