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Conveyancing in Monmouthshire Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 26/04/17

Local and health service information

Monmouthshire's closest airport is Bristol Airport. and the nearest train station to Monmouthshire is Abergavenny, about 6 miles away.

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Monmouthshire area information

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Raglan Castle Cadw and Hen Gwrt Moated Site Cadw are close at hand to Monmouthshire.

The closest hospital for Monmouthshire is Llanarth Court Psychiatric Raglan.

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Although there are lots of £99 fixed quotes online, how do we find a reputable one? We are looking for a low cost conveyancing estimate in Monmouthshire.

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This catches out many home owners, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted, and many conveyancers purport to offer theoretically cheap conveyancing, however extra charges are often hiding in the solicitor's terms. Our online quote calculator will generate an accurate quote for your transaction.

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What would the searches cost?

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Searches range in cost, and will be dependent on your lender's requirements. Searches are disbursements, and will be charged at cost.

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What can we do to avoid paying stamp duty?

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Homeward Legal do not advise purchasers expose their finances to any form of stamp duty mitigation. Such schemes are highly expensive and , if the scheme fails, you may be charged a penalty of up to 100% of the stamp duty amount owed.

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How frequent is gazumping?

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Gazumping occurs when an offer is accepted, and then rejected, by the seller, in preference to a better offer. Although gazumping is less common in a declining market, there will always be a risk. The first step in reducing the chance that gazumping will effect you is to instruct a property solicitor early, and even before acceptance of an offer.

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The property seller appears to have installed ugly doors in Monmouthshire which I think might conflict with local conservation area rules

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A lawyer will carry out searches ascertain whether the property is within a designated conservation area and whether any alterations have the requisite consent from the local council.

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We are buying in Monmouthshire. Is it important that conveyancing searches are performed?

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Searches are queries ordered on your behalf, for example a search of the Index Map. Searches refer to facets affecting the legal title.

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I want to complete on the sale of a leasehold apartment quickly, are Homeward Legal fast Monmouthshire conveyancers ?

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We believe that our qualified and CQS solicitors take a thoroughly take charge approach to completing the conveyance for customers

Homeward Legals method is different as we use new workflow systems . Importantly we give you a home moving lawyer incentivised to efficiently communicate to the whole buyer and seller chain .

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Is the SDLT fee a fee or a disbursement?

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All fees and disbursements should be identified on the quote for your conveyancing. This charge is a fee not a disbursement, and should be included in your conveyancing quote.

 
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