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Conveyancing in Mountsorrel Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/04/17

Mountsorrel area information

Watermead (North) Leics Country Park and Bradgate South Car Park Country Park are in Mountsorrel.

The closest station to Mountsorrel is Sileby, around 1 mile away and East Midlands Airport is 10 miles from Mountsorrel. Tollerton Airport is 14 miles away.

The nearest hospital for Mountsorrel is Gorse Hill Leicester.

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How do I find fixed rate conveyancing in Mountsorrel?

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Many online and high street firms purport to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', however additional fees will be included in small print, left unread by preoccupied buyers Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

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Do we need to be worried about 'fixtures and fittings'?

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There is not a legal definition of fixtures and fittings, leading to potential for frustration after a sale completes. Completion or agreement of a fixtures and fittings form is unfortunately often left to the last minute, when a dispute may jeopordise the transaction. This can make the completion of a fixtures and fitting form necessary.

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We are buying on a Mountsorrel brownfield site. Is the soil likely to remain contaminated by waste minerals like tin (Sn)?

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There are laws imposed to restrict soil contamination. Metal contamination of soil in Mountsorrel is more likely to occur near disused factories or waste management sites. Data on other contaminants, like radioactive waste, will also be included in an environmental search.

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What searches will a conveyancing solicitor in Mountsorrel apply for when carrying out the conveyancing for a Mountsorrel property?

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The normal conveyancing protocol will be to obtain Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search, Environmental and Gypsum Mining as well as any area-specific searches for example CON293.

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Do you work with many mortgage lenders with Mountsorrel offices?

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We have worked closely with many lenders approved by the CML. A number of mortgage specialists operate in Mountsorrel, like More Financial Solutions, 8 The Green, Syston, Leicester, LE7 1HQ, Mortgages Made Easy, 88 Faire Rd, Glenfield, Leicester, LE3 8ED, and Independent Mortgage Associates, The Mortgage House/253 Markfield Lane, Markfield, LE67 9PR.

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Will a local conveyancer in Mountsorrel do personal or official searches on my home purchase?

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Your property lawyer will advise regarding the ideal type of search, depending on things like local authority turnaround times. If personal searches are used, your lawyer might look for a local search company e.g Quantus, Oak Business Centre, 79-93 Ratcliffe Road, Sileby, LOUGHBOROUGH, Leicestershire, LE12 7PU Tel: 01509 812953 Fax: 01509 812814

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How is contaminated land in Mountsorrel checked?

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A broad range of contaminants caused by natural and human-influenced issues can affect Mountsorrel property, and an environmental search will confirm that a property may be affected by contaminants including brine works.

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What is the council tax on a Forties semi-detached Band C house in Mountsorrel?

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You should be give information the property's band within the report on title. Up-to-date charges for residents of Mountsorrel are listed online at the Charnwood local authority site. As of 19 January 2013 the rates are:

  • Band A - £977.00
  • Band B - £1,139.00
  • Band C - £1,302.00
  • Band D - £1,465.00
  • Band E - £1,790.00
  • Band F - £2,116.00
  • Band G - £2,442.00
  • Band H - £2,930.00

 
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