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Conveyancing in Raunds Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 15/07/17

Raunds data:

The closest airport to Raunds is Cambridge City Airport (32 miles). The closest station to Raunds is Wellingborough.

Rushden is the most convenient hospital to Raunds.

Q.

We are trying to find affordable conveyancing, we are on a tight budget.

A.

Several firms claim to offer theoretically cheap conveyancing, but extra costs can inflate the final bill. Fees included in your solicitor's terms needs to be fair. The online quote calculator can generate an accurate statement of the legal fees for the property you plan to buy.

Q.

How many weeks should we budget for the legal work to purchase a house take, on average?

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On average, the number of weeks needed to transact residential property is not wholly predictable, based on several factors such as cases where a property has a mortgage. Eight to twelve weeks is the industry-wide average, but we drive the process forwards, completing within eight weeks.

Q.

Do you confirm looking into how to avoid paying SDLT?

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Homeward Legal do not recommend any form of stamp duty avoidance, as such schemes are highly expensive and HMRC may challenge a scheme up to six years later.

Q.

The property in Raunds being bought is on a ex-industrial site. Is the soil likely to remain contaminated?

A.

Though the dangers are usually minor, some very localised cases of contamination in Raunds may pose unacceptably high risk. Data on

many contaminants, such as radioactive waste and groundwater contaminants like industrial chemicals, will be included in an environmental search.

Q.

Is your panel of solicitors experienced enough to handle fast completions on the conveyancing for property auction properties in Raunds?

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Homeward Legal do frequently work for buyers at auction. Solicitors invariably suggest bidders to instruct an affordable property lawyer well in advance of the auction to allow adequate time for a title report of the auction legal papers.

Subsequently, immediately after the auction, your property lawyer will be able to concentrate on get through the legal side of things in under 28 days after exchange as required by the terms of sale.

Q.

Is a contract race fee a disbursement or fee?

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Fees and disbursements should be clearly stated on your quote. This charge is a fee not a disbursement, but some solicitors do charge extra for this.

Q.

If a contaminated plot is found in an Raunds environmental search, can the soil be cleaned up cheaply?

A.

Remediation of contaminated land in Raunds can often be possible, although it can be expensive. A local service provider like P & H Landscapes, 6 Windmill Av, Raunds, Wellingborough, NN9 6JX may be able to provide further information.

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If I plan to buy in the parish of Stanwick, should we get a chancel search?

A.

A conveyancing solicitor could advise a chancel search. Although some Parochial Church Councils have exercised their right to exact chancel repairs on the current owners of lay rectorships, a conveyancing solicitor cannot verify that a parish in which lay rectors have not been expected to pay chancel repair dues recently will not automatically be the case for future owners, so the solicitor will be unable to make any guarantees, and will recommend insurance.

 
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