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Conveyancing in Parkstone Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 17/10/17

Local key data:

Parkstone's closest airport is Bournemouth International Airport (6 miles). and Parkstone's nearest station is Parkstone at 1 mile s.

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Parkstone points of interest

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Brownsea Island National Trust Poole Compton Acres (Historic Gardens) Country Park and Oceanarium Aquarium are easily accessible from Parkstone.

The closest hospital is Poole General.

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We need to find the cheapest conveyancing solicitors. What should I check?

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This affects many property buyers and sellers who opted for a very cheap quote, only to be stung later in the conveyancing process. Many firms offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', however extra fees will be included in the small print that unknowing property buyers and sellers have not reviewed A conveyancing quote ought to list any disbursements. Additional costs included in the terms should be reasonable. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

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How much will the conveyancing searches on average cost?

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Conveyancing searches in Parkstone ranges in cost, depending on the searches required by your lender. Searches are disbursements, and are charged at cost.

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We are purchasing a £471000 Parkstone residence. How is SDLT determined?

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The rate of stamp duty you will owe is based on a limited set of factors, including the value of the house, and whether it is in a 'disadvantaged area'. On a £471000 property, stamp duty will be £14130.*

*Accurate as of October 2012

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What causes purchase conveyancing work to take weeks to complete? Isn't it a simple matter of filing paperwork?

Conveyancing can be drawn out even in the best of circumstances. The reasons are beyond the solicitor's power, Homeward Legal, however, endeavour to minimise their impact wherever a difference can be made. Reasons for delay may include the length of time it takes for the managing agent or landlord to respond to queries.

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We are going to buy a house in a Parkstone conservation area, where does one find information in relation to the current standard of repair of the area?

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English Heritage, a government body, have produced records of the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas as well as the trend. Conservation areas are set up by the local authority (Poole) who oversee things like private spaces to back illuminated signs.

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Do you recommend that we get a chancel search? I am purchasing a Parkstone property near a church.

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There are 15000 ecclesiastical parishes in England and Wales. Owners of property within some of these may be required to contribute towards the repair of a local church. Indemnity policies can be arranged if chancel liability is likely to be enforced. A solicitor will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary, and recommend suitable insurance. Parkstone church properties where a chancel search may be necessary include St Luke, St Peter, St. John's Heatherlands Parish Church and The Good Shepherd.

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Which local authority is responsible for Parkstone?

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Parkstone is located in Borough of Poole Council, Civic Centre, Poole, Dorset, BH15 2RU, Tel: 01202 633 633

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Do your panel of solicitors have experience with the conveyancing of property auction properties in Parkstone?

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Yes - Our company often get instructed by auction buyers and sellers. We typically recommend auction buyers to instruct a good conveyancing firm well in advance of the date of the auction so there is time for a detailed report of the sellers documents.

Thereafter, following the property auction date a lawyer will need to be ready for rapidly complete the conveyancing process in less than the 28 day time frame, a requirement of conditions of sale.