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Conveyancing in Petersfield Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/07/17

Petersfield information:

Petersfield's closest airport is Southampton, Mitchell Way Airport (19 miles). Farnborough (TAG London) Airport is 21 mile s, Southampton Airport is 19 miles, Bembridge IoW Airport is 24 miles and Blackbushe Airport is 23 miles away and Petersfield's closest station is Petersfield at 1 mile s.

The nearest hospital is Petersfield.

Q.

How do we find a discount conveyancing estimate?

A.

Various conveyancers purport to offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but additional costs will be included in the solicitor's terms that buyers often do not check. Costs found in the terms should be fair. Based on the property you intend to buy, our online quote calculator will generate an accurate statement of conveyancing fees.

Q.

In a few weeks I am expecting to be finally moving from our terraced residence in Petersfield to our next maisonette in Oakley , what is the right point to select a house removal firm?

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Most property lawyers will advocate that you wait organising removals until after contracts have exchanged as usually a final move date wont have been agreed. Try Hughes Stanton Removals, Highbury/Tilmore Road, Petersfield, GU32 2HR Tel: 01730 231565 or Bridges & Son, 15/15/Osier Road, Petersfield, GU32 3NT Call: 07889 460201.

Q.

I am interested in purchasing a house in Petersfield. Are there many conservation areas in the area?

A.

With over eight thousand conservation areas in England, the areas near or within Petersfield will include several areas of architectural merit designated as protected. Your solicitor will be able to offer more information.

Q.

We have to complete on the legal process a flat asap, are you fast Petersfield conveyancers ?

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A lot of conveyancing lawyers are far too passive which usually adds unnecessary uncertainty to the house selling process.

Our chosen solicitors approach to conveyancing is different - we use the latest fast response systems . Critically we allocate you a property lawyer trained to proactively communicate by phone and email up the buyer and seller chain .

Q.

I am buying a an extended property in a conservation area in Petersfield, how do I locate information relating to the state of repair?

A.

Conservation areas in Petersfield are set up by the local authority (East Hampshire) who govern things like street furniture to the hindrance of plastic box signs. English Heritage, a government body, have assembled records of the state of repair of conservation areas in addition to the trend of the area.

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What is the council tax on a Forties detached Band G home in Petersfield?

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You will be informed about your homes council tax band in the report on title. The latest tax charges for Petersfield are published online at the East Hampshire council site. Currently (09 November 2012) band rates are:

  • Band A - £960.00
  • Band B - £1,120.00
  • Band C - £1,279.00
  • Band D - £1,439.00
  • Band E - £1,759.00
  • Band F - £2,079.00
  • Band G - £2,399.00
  • Band H - £2,879.00

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At what point should we find a conveyancer in Petersfield?

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The short answer is, the sooner the better, as conveyancing involves several tasks that can be carried out straight away. Instructing your solicitor sooner could mitigate the chance of the sale or purchase falling though.

Q.

We are purchasing a £175000. How is stamp duty calculated?

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The Stamp Duty you will owe will depend on the valuation. On a £175000 property, stamp duty will be £1750.*

*This information correct as of March 2013

 
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