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Conveyancing in Oldland Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/04/18

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.

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

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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.

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Could the legal fees have any additional fees?

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We never hide any additional fees. Some solicitors only estimate conveyancing costs, meaning that you could pay much more when you complete.

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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.

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What can a Oldland conveyancing solicitor advise if the property we are buying is within a South Gloucestershire council conservation area which has out of place new windows added?

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Local authority enquiries conducted by your solicitor should find out whether the property is in a designated conservation area and any evidence of consent for changes to the property will be asked for.

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What can we do to bypass paying stamp duty to HM Revenue?

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SDLT usually must be paid for residential property sold for over 125,000 pounds. Homeward Legal do not recommend buyers risk any stamp duty avoidance. Such schemes are highly expensive and HMRC may challenge a scheme up to six years later.

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DIY conveyancing without using a Oldland lawyer appears to be becoming possible when buying a maisonette but would it actually be realistic ?

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Theoretically speaking there are no reasons why you should not conduct your own conveyancing on your own. In reality however, a conveyancing solicitor is in charge of a huge array of assignments including checking contracts and collating and preparing contract and package many of which really need experience. AT any rate lawyers are required by the Law Society to get the appropriate insurance to safeguard you from any professional omissions.

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At what point do we need to speak to a conveyancer?

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Whether you are buying or selling in Oldland, the earlier in the process you can instruct a solicitor, the better. The legal work can then begin immediately. Prompt instruction of a conveyancing solicitor to act for you on your Oldland transaction can reduce any chance of the transaction falling through.

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Are there many designated conservation areas in Oldland?

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Areas deemed to be of historical merit, such as model housing estates, will be designated as conservation areas. You may wish to contact the council for more information, but your lawyer will address this during the conveyancing process.