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Conveyancing in Radstock Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/04/17

Radstock information:

Bristol Airport is 13 miles from Radstock. Radstock's nearest station is Oldfield Park at 7 miles.

The closest hospital for Radstock is Paulton Memorial.

Q.

How do I find a cheap solicitor in Radstock to sell property?

A.

Many online and high street law firms purport to offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing', but extra costs will be included in the terms and conditions. Excited sellers and buyers, eager to get underway, often ignore this small print when they instruct. Extra charges needs to be fair and clearly defined and only apply in cases where the conveyancer must complete additional work in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our quotes are not estimates, stating all the solicitors fees you will pay for a standard sale or purchase.

Q.

Having heard about the flooding in Sept 2012 in South West England, I am worried that flood risk searches might not be sufficient?

A.

Your solicitor in Radstock will consider also get flood risk searches if the environmental searches determine a significant risk Radstock area flood risk

You can converse with a local resident to get further local history.

Q.

How many weeks should I allow for conveyancing to sell a house require in Radstock?

On average, the number of weeks needed to sell or purchase a house varies, affected by a range of issues. Our solicitors ensure your sale or purchase receives fast and efficient service.

Q.

Does 'fixtures and fittings' include things like chairs?

A.

There is no clear definition of fixtures and fittings, leading to potential for frustration after a sale completes. The need to clarify this is often overlooked, which makes the early agreement of the fixtures and fittings form so important.

Q.

I am buying in Radstock. Can we confirm that the house is in a designated conservation area?

A.

Areas deemed to be of architectural or historic interest, such as historic transport links, will be recorded as conservation areas. These restrictions can make repairs more costly or time-consuming, but the benefits include security that the surroundings are unlikely to change.

Q.

Please explain why Radstock property legal work for a purchase requires weeks?

A.

Radstock conveyancing will sometimes endure stressful setbacks. Homeward Legal seek to diminish the effect of these delays where viable by driving the transaction forward.

Q.

I am purchasing a £133000, how is stamp duty calculated?

A.

Stamp Duty Land Tax will depend on the value of the property. On a £133000 property, stamp duty will be £1330.*

*This information correct as of March 2013

Q.

For a fast exchange and completion to buy a £430k house, what should we do?

A.

Essential to buying faster is to instruct a communicative solicitor. There are a number of tasks you can also do to accelerate the legal work, such as, responding to your solicitor by phone, fax or email wherever possible, calling or emailing your solicitor, and chase them if you suspect any delays and arranging your mortgage offer.

 
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