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Conveyancing in Monmouthshire Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 15/10/17

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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Should we get a building survey for our house purchase?

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It is recommended that you arrange a RICS survey. A wide range of concerns can affect a property, such as insect infestation or poor drainage. These will not be reported on by a solicitor.

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Which areas of Monmouthshire are eligible for disadvantaged area stamp duty relief?

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Monmouthshire disadvantaged areas are identified by council ward. Disadvantaged areas in Monmouthshire include Lansdown. Update: As of the 2013/14 tax year, stamp duty relief for disadvantaged areas is no longer available.

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How much time will conveyancing to purchase property usually take in Monmouthshire?

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The length of time needed to transact a property is not wholly predictable. This is influenced by potentially many legal considerations such as whether there is a mortgage. The national average is 8 to 12 weeks, whereas our solicitors drive the process forwards, completing within eight weeks.

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What causes conveyancing legal work to take weeks to complete?

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The legal work required to buy or sell a home may be delayed for a variety of reasons. Some delays are out of the solicitor's hands. We know how stressful these delays can be and strive to minimise their effect by, for example, ordering searches as early as possible.

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Our lender will be ITL Mortgages, what do we need to check?

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Traditionally, it was usually straightforward for solicitors to act for both a buyer and their lender. Over the last two years, some lenders have limited the number of solicitors who can act for them. Homeward Legal will act for all large mortgage lenders, keeping buyers' legal costs to a minimum.

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For a fast completion on the purchase of a £549,000 residence, what can we do to speed up the transaction?

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Finding a communicative conveyancer is crucial to fast conveyancing. When finding a suitable a conveyancer, : Do they work on a 'no sale, no fee' basis? Was there a delay delivering a quote? Which communication methods do they use? Days can be wasted waiting for letters in the post which could be emailed or faxed.

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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.