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Conveyancing in Millom Q & A's

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Updated: 20/07/17

Millom attractions

RAF Millom Museum Aviation Museum and Lacra Archaeological Site are in the vicinity of Millom.

The nearest airport to Millom is Walney Aerodrome Airport. and Millom's nearest station is Millom.

The nearest hospital to Millom is Millom.

Q.

I need a fixed rate conveyancing estimate. What should we check?

A.

Numerous firms claim to offer theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but additional costs can inflate the final bill. Extra costs included in terms and conditions needs to be fair and reasonable and be applicable solely where your lawyer must perform additional tasks , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our quotes clearly state the solicitors' fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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What does the Millom property solicitor do if the flat we are buying is inside the boundary of a registered conservation area and has inappropriate new windows added?

A.

Local authority Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search carried out by your solicitor during the conveyancing process will verify if the property is inside a conservation area and any evidence of consent for alterations will be asked for.

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Would getting a survey be advisable when purchasing a house in Millom?

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It is strongly suggested that all buyers arrange a RICS surveyor to carry out a survey if purchasing in Millom. There can be many issues that affect a property. These can

include dry rot and severe weathering. Such issues will not be considered during the conveyancing work itself.

Q.

In what ways does a Millom conveyancing solicitor report back on the risk of a flood at Millom?

A.

An essential part of the legal due diligence process carried out when buying a property involves the conveyancer making an application for conveyancing and environmental searches that set out information in relation to Millom flood risk area.

Q.

Might my legal charges hide any hidden fees?

A.

No. Homeward Legal do not charge any hidden extra charges for your conveyancing legal work.

Q.

Will my conveyancer in Millom inform me about the cost of the council tax on a Band H flat prior to exchanging contracts?

A.

A lawyer will contact the Copeland local authority to ascertain the most up to date council tax rates, which will be set out in the conveyancer's title report. The latest tax rates for Millom are set out in detail at the Copeland council site. At the time of writing (06 February 2013) rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £1,042.00
  • Band B - £1,216.00
  • Band C - £1,390.00
  • Band D - £1,563.00
  • Band E - £1,911.00
  • Band F - £2,258.00
  • Band G - £2,606.00
  • Band H - £3,127.00

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What can the conveyancing searches in Millom be?

A.

The cost of Millom searches varies somewhat, depending on the particular searches ordered. Searches are paid out to a 3rd party, and will not be included in the quoted conveyancing fees.

Q.

How can we check that a house is in a designated conservation area?

A.

There are several conservation areas around Millom. You may wish to contact the council for more information, but your property solicitor will investigate this in detail during the property transaction.

 
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