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Conveyancing in Ottery St Mary Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 17/01/18

Local key data:

The nearest train station to Ottery St Mary is Feniton and Ottery St Mary's nearest airport is Exeter International Airport.

The neighbouring hospital for Ottery St Mary is Ottery St Mary.

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How do I find affordable conveyancing?

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Many firms advertise theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but extra fees may inflate the final invoice. Any fees which are listed in the small print ought to be fair and be applied only where your lawyer is required to perform tasks outside a normal transaction on your behalf, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Your quote should state any disbursements.

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When I am purchasing next to a 12th Century 'parson's close' in Ottery St Mary, do we need a search for chancel liability?

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As a result of chancel repair liability, the owners of property in Ottery St Mary which was once owned by a 'lay impropriators' can be liable for maintenance of local churches. A chancel search addresses if such a liability exists. Church of England properties in the local area include Parish Church.

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Please address how to avoid paying for stamp duty tax?

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Stamp Duty Land Tax commonly must be paid for property over £125,000. Stamp duty reduction is not recommended for purchases in Ottery St Mary. Such schemes are expensive and HMRC may challenge a scheme up to six years later.

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Would the fixtures and fittings list items such as bookcases?

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Commonly, fixtures are fixed items, such as the boiler to walls and other surfaces and fixtures are free-standing. The need to clarify this is frequently disregarded, which makes a fixtures and fittings form so useful.

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Is Homeward Legal experienced enough to move fast on the conveyancing of property auction properties in Ottery St Mary?

Yes - Our property lawyers often do the legal conveyancing auction buyers and sellers. We typically suggest purchasers to select a SRA regulated conveyancing solicitor well before the auction to allow time for an investigation of the documents.

Thereafter, following the auction day arrives you are the conveyancing solicitor will need to be able to concentrate on finalise the legal process inside 28 days as conventionally required by the terms of sale.

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What will the Ottery St Mary conveyancing lawyer do if the house we want to buy is situated in a conservation area and has inappropriate roof aerials installed?

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East Devon local authority Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search carried out by your Ottery St Mary conveyancing solicitor as part of the conveyancing will confirm if the property is within a designated conservation area and any evidence of planning authority consent for alterations will be requested. If no necessary permissions be supplied your solicitor will inform you of all options like seeking an indemnity insurance policy or getting retrospective approval from East Devon planning authority.

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What factors assist with organising fast conveyancing?

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Many buyers will, correctly, argue that finding a proactive property lawyer is crucial to faster conveyancing. Consider the following:

  • Did you experience any delays when requesting a quote?
  • Which communication methods do they use? Days can be wasted waiting for letters in the post which could be emailed or faxed.
  • How soon will they order searches?

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In respect to the extensive flooding in Sept 2012 in South West England, we are wondering whether environmental searches may not be thorough enough?

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A property lawyer in Ottery St Mary will consider also get flood risk searches if the standard search determines a any kind of risk of flooding in Ottery St Mary

Sometimes property buyers to speak to a close neighbour to get extra confidence.