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Conveyancing in Newton Ferrers Q & A's

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Updated: 23/07/17

Newton Ferrers services and health information

Newton Ferrers's closest airport is Plymouth City Airport (8 miles). Newton Ferrers's nearest train station is Plymouth.

The neighbouring hospital for Newton Ferrers is Plympton.

Q.

How do we get the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in Newton Ferrers?

A.

This affects many home owners who opted for a very cheap quote, only to be stung later in the conveyancing process. Many firms advertise supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but extra charges may be added into the terms. Any disbursements must also be stated on a quote Additional fees listed in the small print should be reasonable and clear.

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Which Newton Ferrers mortgage lenders do you work with?

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We are able to work with the majority of lenders assisting buyers in Newton Ferrers. Lenders and mortgage specialists in Newton Ferrers include Curwins Financial & Mortgage Advisers, 249 Dean Cross Rd, Plymouth, PL9 7AZ, Save On Mortgages, 33 The Old Wharf, Plymouth, PL9 7NP, and Mortgages 4 Plymouth, 8 Peverell Park Rd, Plymouth, PL3 4NA.

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Which local authority is responsible for Newton Ferrers?

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Newton Ferrers is located in South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5NE, Tel: 01803 861 235

Q.

The internet is full of many on and offline articles all about doing the legal work yourself. In which case, do I need to spend money on a solicitor in Newton Ferrers ?

A.

There is absolutely no reason why you cannot decide to take care of the legal process without the help of an experienced property lawyer in Newton Ferrers. However, a property lawyer is familiar with a long list of roles from e.g. checking redemption

statements or interpreting planning contraventions most of which require a qualified professional. Fundamentally amateur lawyers take huge risks in operating without appropriate insurance which firms and their solicitors are under a duty to get.

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For a residential property valued at £1035000. How is Stamp Duty Land Tax rates calculated?

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The Stamp Duty you must pay will rely on the purchase price. Stamp duty will be £51750 on a £1035000 house or flat (correct March 2013).

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What will a Newton Ferrers conveyancing solicitor do when the property I am buying is located in a conservation area and has unsanctioned new windows installed?

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The local authority searches conducted by your Newton Ferrers conveyancing solicitor as part of the conveyancing will verify whether the property is inside a designated conservation area proof of authorisation for additions to the property will be supplied.

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Does my assigned Newton Ferrers conveyancing solicitor tell me about the cost of council tax on a Band E house before exchanging contracts?

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A property solicitor will contact the South Hams local authority to enquire about the applicable council tax band and rates, which should then be included in the conveyancer's title report. The latest tax charges for properties in Newton Ferrers are set out in detail online at the South Hams local authority website. At the time of authoring (02 March 2013) rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £1,020.00
  • Band B - £1,190.00
  • Band C - £1,360.00
  • Band D - £1,530.00
  • Band E - £1,869.00
  • Band F - £2,209.00
  • Band G - £2,549.00
  • Band H - £3,059.00

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Do I need to instruct a property lawyer referred by our estate agent?

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Estate agent recommendations are a not uncommon path whereby buyers get a solicitor. However, if the agent is paid a fee by the solicitor, the agent may prefer to suggest whichever firm pays the most per referral, not the most suitable for you.

 
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