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Conveyancing in Oldland Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 18/01/17

Oldland data:

Oldland's nearest train station is Keynsham at 2 miles. Bristol Airport is 11 miles from Oldland.

Cossham Bristol is the most convenient hospital.

Q.

What are the best conveyancing rates for a £458k property?

A.

This catches out many homeowners, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted, and many solicitors advertise theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes. Often additional costs will be included in the solicitor's terms of engagement. Any extra fees which are listed in your solicitor's terms ought to be clearly defined and be applicable solely where your lawyer must complete unanticipated additional work in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Any disbursements to be paid should also be clearly stated on the conveyancing quote. We offer quotes, not estimates, and clearly state all legal fees you pay for a standard conveyancing transaction.

Q.

How much does searches cost?

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With Homeward Legal, a purchase conveyancing client charged at most £249 for searches. Searches are paid out to a 3rd party, and will not be included in a solicitor's fees.

Q.

We plan to purchase a home in Bourton on the Hill. Will a chancel search be appropriate?

A.

The solicitor may suggest that a chancel search be taken out. Although some Parochial Church Councils have chosen to impose chancel repairs on the owners of affected property, it cannot be guaranteed that a

parish which has not been subject to chancel liability in the past will not continue to be so. It is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.

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We are aiming to purchase in Oldland. Is it that necessary that conveyancing searches are ordered?

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Searches are a typical collection of queries requested by the buyer's conveyancing solicitor, and will only cover issues and defects relating to the property's legal title.

Q.

I am purchasing a £875k Oldland home, how is stamp duty worked out?

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The rate of stamp duty that will be due is based on the value of the property. On a £875k house, stamp duty will be £35000.

Q.

Is it important that we get a chancel search? I am buying a flat conversion next to a church constructed in the 13th Century in Oldland.

A.

The result of a landmark case 10 years ago confirmed that chancel repair liability could be enforced. A chancel search confirms that such a liability exists. Ecclesiastical properties in the local area include St Anne.

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What does 'gazumping' actually mean?

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The convention of choosing to reject the first offer post-acceptance once another buyer makes a bigger offer is known as gazumping. Because acceptance of an offer is not binding on the seller until exchange of contracts, there is a danger of gazumping. Instructing your conveyancing solicitor as soon as possible is a key first step to reducing this risk.

Q.

Which factors will contaminate land in Oldland. Are they an issue?

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Property in Oldland is contaminated by many natural causes, and an environmental search will confirm that a home can be impacted by contaminants such as landfill sites.

 
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