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Conveyancing in Rocester Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/10/17

Rocester data:

The nearest train station to Rocester is Uttoxeter, almost 4 miles away. East Midlands Airport is 23 miles from Rocester.

St Oswalds Ashbourne is the neighbouring hospital for Rocester.

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How do we find the best conveyancing rates for a 482,000 property?

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Numerous firms claim to offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often additional charges may be added into the solicitor's terms of engagement which property buyers and sellers may have not read carefully The conveyancing quote should, in addition, define applicable disbursements. Additional fees listed in terms and conditions should be clearly defined. They only be applied if your solicitor must complete unanticipated additional work in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Homeward Legal quotes are not estimates, and offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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As a result of the extensive flooding in 2012 in the Midlands we are anxious that property environmental searches may not be thorough enough?

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The Rocester property lawyer will advise you to also get environmental searches from Landmark if the initial conveyancing searches identifies any kind of Rocester flood risk.

Sometimes buyers get in touch with a close neighbour for further local history.

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We are purchasing a £474000. What will be calculated for SDLT?

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The Stamp Duty Land Tax you will owe will depend on the house or flat's price. Stamp duty will be £14220 on a £474000 property (correct March 2013).

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Is a property survey advisable when purchasing any property?

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The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors firmly recommend that purchasers instruct a property surveyor to undertake a survey. A wide range of problems have a negative impact on a property, which include chimney defects.

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Are there many purchasers in Rocester gazumped?

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Gazumping is widespread both in Rocester, and across Staffordshire and takes place when a home owner agrees to the 1st purchaser's offer, only to dismiss it in favour of a better offer. The will be a chance of getting gazumped in any transaction, because offers are not binding until exchange of contracts. To reduce the likelihood of being gazumped, consider instructing your solicitor as early as possible.

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How can a Rocester conveyancing solicitor report on the potential risk of flooding at Rocester for a Fifties home I am hoping to buy?

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A qualified solicitor will carry out standard protocol environmental searches, which include Rocester area flood risk information.

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What will the Rocester conveyancing lawyer advise if the building we hope to purchase is located in a East Staffordshire council conservation area which seems to have unsympathetic artificial stone cladding installed?

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Local authority Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search conducted by the solicitor should identify whether the property is inside a designated conservation area proof of the appropriate permissions for alterations will be required.

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To complete on our leasehold property purchase ASAP, how can we get a fast conveyancing process in Rocester?

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Most importantly, fast Rocester conveyancing is key to instruct a communicative solicitor. Furthermore, there are numerous things you, as the buyer, can do to get moving sooner, including, contacting your solicitor regularly, completing all forms as soon as possible and clarifying your mortgage lender's requirements.