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Conveyancing in Oughtibridge Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 26/11/16

Local data:

The closest train station to Oughtibridge is Chapeltown. Oughtibridge's nearest airport is Sheffield City Airport (7 miles). Robin Hood Airport is 22 miles and away.

Northern General Sheffield is the neighbouring hospital.

Q.

We are looking for a low cost conveyancing estimate. Will we get a quote or and estimate?

A.

Misleading conveyancing quotes catch out many buyers, leaving them to pay sometimes £100s more than planned. Many firms advertise supposedly cheap conveyancing. However additional charges are frequently hidden in the terms and conditions. Any fees listed in terms of engagement ought to be fair and clearly defined. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

Q.

Would arranging a Homebuyer Report be required if we are buying property?

A.

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors suggest that most Oughtibridge buyers instruct a RICS surveyor to carry out a survey. Numerous defects can negatively affect a property, for example unsafe chimney circulation, and issues such as these are not likely to be investigated as part of the conveyancing itself.

Q.

The estate agent has named the solicitor . Is it a good idea to use this firm?

A.

An agent will be able to influence a conveyancing firm they refer a large number of clients to, and can therefore to reduce delays in the conveyancing process, however, these referrals must be carefully considered, as an agent may select the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the best solicitor for your needs.

Q.

Which local authority looks after Oughtibridge?

A.

Oughtibridge is located in Sheffield City Council, Town Hall, Pinstone Street, Sheffield, S1 2HH, Call: 0114 273 4567

Q.

What will the council tax cost for a Thirties Band D maisonette in Oughtibridge?

A.

Your council tax band will ordinarily be given as part of the conveyancer's title report along with the local council

Up-to-date rates for Oughtibridge are set out in detail online at the Sheffield council site. On (21 August 2012) rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £991.00
  • Band B - £1,156.00
  • Band C - £1,321.00
  • Band D - £1,486.00
  • Band E - £1,816.00
  • Band F - £2,146.00
  • Band G - £2,476.00
  • Band H - £2,972.00

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Is there anything we can do to hold off paying HMRC stamp duty?

A.

SDLT is payable on residential property over one hundred and twenty-five thousand pounds. Homeward Legal do not recommend any form of stamp duty mitigation scheme. Such schemes are expensive and the HMRC can review a scheme up to 6 years after a sale is completed .

Q.

Oughtibridge conveyancing solicitors apply for some searches when acting for a purchaser - which actual ones?

A.

When you are obtaining a mortgage lender insist that a solicitor to get particular searches, including these searches - Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environmental,, and possibly specific searches e.g. a Contaminated Land.

Q.

What causes conveyancing for a sale to be so delayed? Isn't it just filling out forms?

A.

Conveyancing may endure stressful setbacks, Homeward Legal, however, aim to lessen the cost of these delays if it can be achieved.

 
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