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Conveyancing in Midhurst Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/10/17

Local information and addresses ;

Farnborough (TAG London) Airport is 21 mile from Midhurst. Shoreham Airport is 22 miles and Blackbushe Airport is 24 miles away. Liphook station is almost 6 miles from Midhurst.

Holy Cross Shottermill is a nearby hospital.

Q.

How do I get the best rates for conveyancing in Midhurst for a £347,000 house?

A.

Many conveyancers advertise supposedly cheap conveyancing. Often extra fees are frequently hidden in the small print that home owners often do not check. Any extra costs found in the terms needs to be reasonable. They only apply in cases where your lawyer must complete unanticipated additional work on your behalf, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

Q.

How do we determine stamp duty, and how much should we pay on a £392000 Midhurst residential property?

A.

Stamp Duty is calculated based on the purchase price. It is £11760 on a £392000 property.*

*This information correct as of September 2012

Q.

Would arranging a survey be a good idea when purchasing a house?

A.

It is highly recommended that you book a property surveyor if buying in Midhurst. It is a fact that there are many issues that have a negative impact on a property, which will not be addressed during a property valuation, including blocked drains and flat roof leaks.

Q.

To complete on our home purchase ASAP, can we organise a fast completion?

A.

Crucial to buying faster is to use a proactive, diligent solicitor. There are a range of things you as the purchaser can do to accelerate the legal work, including, asking for property

searches to be ordered immediately, quickly answering your solicitor's questions and clarifying your mortgage lender's requirements.

Q.

Midhurst conveyancing solicitors order varied searches when they are instructed by a property purchaser, which particular searches?

A.

If purchasing and getting a mortgage lender insist that the following Local Authority, Drainage Search (Con29DW or personal) and Environment Search and perhaps special local Midhurst searches, which might include Utilities report.

Q.

I am buying a period building in a conservation area. How do I lay my hands on data concerning the state of upkeep of the Midhurst conservation area?

A.

English Heritage now maintain a detailed list in relation to the state of repair of conservation areas in Midhurst and throughout England in addition to the trend of the area. Local conservation areas are designated by the local authority (Chichester) who police conservation area concerns from the historic layout of roads to the deterrence of back illuminated signs.

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What environmental concerns can contaminate land in Midhurst. Will they be thoroughly investigated?

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Midhurst property may have been contaminated by a broad range of environmental factors, such as proximity to scrap yards. An environmental search will reveal this in more detail. Oaklands Lane, Pendean, GU29 0ER is a cause of possible local contamination.

Q.

How much is the council tax on a residential semi-detached Band A home in Midhurst?

A.

Your pertinent band will conventionally be identified within the report on title along with the local council. The latest tax rates for residents of Midhurst are set out in detail online at the Chichester local authority site. Currently on 02 June 2012 rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £984.00
  • Band B - £1,148.00
  • Band C - £1,312.00
  • Band D - £1,476.00
  • Band E - £1,804.00
  • Band F - £2,132.00
  • Band G - £2,460.00
  • Band H - £2,953.00