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Conveyancing in Newent Q & A's

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Updated: 19/07/17

Regional travel and health service information

Newent's closest airport is Gloucester Airport. Defford Airport (disused) Airport is 16 miles away and Newent's nearest train station is Ledbury.

The most convenient hospital for Newent is Ross Community.

Q.

How do I get the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in Newent?

A.

Many online and high street firms offer theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes, however additional fees may inflate the final invoice. Any extra fees which are listed in the solicitor's terms should be clearly defined. They be applicable if your lawyer must perform additional tasks in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. A conveyancing quote should state costs to be paid to third parties, like the local authority, (disbursements).

Q.

Do you recommend your solicitors to advise on residential property auction conveyancing in Newent?

A.

Our company commonly get instructed by bidders at auction. Our specialist solicitors and conveyancers have in the past been instructed by many vendors at local Newent auctions, for example Acuitus, Allsop (Commercial), Allsop (Residential), Auction House London, Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Brendons Auctioneers, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers Norris.

Shrewd bidders always select their chosen property lawyer as early as possible so there is time for a detailed investigation of the auction legal papers prior to the date of the auction. Immediately following the property auction you are the conveyancing solicitor must be prepared for get through the purchase legal work within 28 days, a requirement of conditions of sale.

Q.

We are buying a home in the parish of Alveston. Will a chancel search be necessary?

A.

Whether you are buying a home in Newent or elsewhere in the county, the solicitor might recommend that a chancel search is ordered. In older areas of Newent, chancel repair dues can be collected on new owners of a home where church councils have not imposed the same liability on

the last owners. In the event that chancel liability may apply, your solicitor might recommend insurance rather than pulling out of the purchase.

Q.

Which local authority is responsible for Newent?

A.

Newent is located in Forest of Dean District Council, Council Offices, High Street, Coleford, Gloucestershire GL16 8BH, contact: 01594 810 000

Q.

Does our Newent conveyancer report back to me about the amount to be paid of council tax on a Band C property before exchange of contracts?

A.

The property's pertinent council tax band will conventionally be set out within the report on title, and by the local council. The latest tax charges for properties in Newent are set out online at the Forest of Dean local authority site. As of 17 June 2012 rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £1,006.00
  • Band B - £1,174.00
  • Band C - £1,342.00
  • Band D - £1,509.00
  • Band E - £1,845.00
  • Band F - £2,180.00
  • Band G - £2,516.00
  • Band H - £3,019.00

Q.

There are a lot of books about handling the legal side of home moving as a buyer of a home - Is it reckless to carry out the legal work on my own?

A.

In theory there are no arguments at all why you cannot decide to do the legal process on your own. However, a property lawyer takes care of a huge array of roles from e.g. chasing deeds and DS1 documents and applying for searches which require training. In any event however, solicitors are required by their regulator to pay for the appropriate cover to protect you from any professional carelessness made by the lawyer.

Q.

Could Newent soil be contaminated by beryllium (Be)?

A.

Steps are taken in all parts of Newent and the UK to identify top-soil contamination. The local authority for Newent will be able to provide more detail on cases of contamination.

Q.

When in the process should you get a conveyancer in Newent?

A.

The short answer is, the earlier in the process you can instruct a firm, the better. The legal work can then start immediately. Instructing a firm early for a sale may mean that documents can be prepared earlier, considerably accelerating the whole process, whereas if you are buying you will the details of your Newent solicitor ready when you make an offer.

 
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