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Conveyancing in Queenborough Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/04/17

Local information:

The closest station to Queenborough is Queenborough, around 1 mile away. London, Southend Airport is 11 miles from Queenborough. London Airport is 11 miles and Rochester Airport is 12 miles away.

Sheppey Community Sheerness is the closest hospital.

Q.

I need low cost conveyancing. What should be watch out for?

A.

Many online and high street solicitors promote theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing', however additional fees may increase the final bill. Extra costs should be fair and reasonable. A conveyancing quote must also state any disbursements to be paid.

Q.

We need to know which Queenborough lenders your lawyers work with. Which panels are you on?

A.

Most lenders in Queenborough are on our Queenborough solicitors' panel. Lenders and mortgage specialists in Queenborough include Paragon Financial Partnership, 52 Balmoral Rd, Gillingham, ME7 4PG, Phoenix Partnership, Po Box 415, Sittingbourne, ME9 9WX, and Unique, Riseley House/4 New Rd, Rochester, ME1 1BD.

Q.

What type of local authority searches regarding the risk of flooding to properties in Kent will the lawyer in Queenborough actually do?

A.

A key part of the legal procedure involves the solicitor applying for conveyancing searches (environmental) that provide you with certain details about the potential Queenborough flood risk area.

Q.

How is Queenborough contaminated land checked when buying a property?

A.

Several contaminants may lessen the desirability property in Queenborough, and factors such as shallow mining or proximity

to landfill sites will be investigated during the conveyancing process. Redham Meade, Mead Wall, Kent, ME3 7TG may be one source of local contamination.

Q.

Which factors help with ensuring fast conveyancing?

A.

As is widely reported, a fast conveyancing transaction is essential to is to employing a proactive conveyancer. Consider the following when selecting:

  • Do they use email as the preferred mode of communication?
  • Was there a delay delivering a quote?
  • Will they order searches immediately?

Q.

What actions can we take to hold off paying stamp duty on a house?

A.

Homeward Legal do not recommend any stamp duty reduction scheme. Such schemes are expensive and the HMRC can review a scheme up to 6 years after a sale is completed imposing fines and reviewing all your revenue matters.

Q.

What is the council tax on a period mid-terrace Band C building in Queenborough?

A.

You will be told about your new property's council tax band within the conveyancer's title report. Council tax charges for residents of Queenborough are tabled at the Swale council website. As at (28 December 2012) band rates are:

  • Band A - £954.00
  • Band B - £1,113.00
  • Band C - £1,272.00
  • Band D - £1,431.00
  • Band E - £1,748.00
  • Band F - £2,066.00
  • Band G - £2,384.00
  • Band H - £2,861.00

Q.

What will the Queenborough property lawyer do if the home we hope to invest in is in a local authority conservation area and has unsanctioned roof antenna added?

A.

Your instructed conveyancing solicitor will always establish if the property is affected by a conservation area and whether any alterations have appropriate permissions from the Swale planning authority.

 
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