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Conveyancing in Ross On Wye Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/01/18

Local key data:

Ross On Wye is very close at approximately 1.5m of Junction 4 Eastbound of the M50.

Ross On Wye's nearest train station is Ledbury at 11 miles s. The closest airport to Ross On Wye is Gloucester Airport (18 miles). Defford Airport (disused) Airport is 23 miles away.

Ross Community is a nearby hospital.

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On the purchase of a 92,000 house, what will be the fees? We need a fixed rate conveyancing quote.

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Misleading conveyancing quotes catch out many buyers and sellers, leaving them to pay sometimes £100s more than planned. Many solicitors advertise theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing', but extra fees may be added into the terms and conditions. A quote ought to define any disbursements.Our quotes offer a clear statement of your solicitors fees for a standard purchase or sale.

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I am buying in Ross On Wye, and have had a quote from you. Will there be any hidden fees?

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Our solicitors never charge any additional fees regardless of circumstances. Some websites offer unrealistically low 'quotes' which are in fact estimates, which they will not be bound to.

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The current owner appears to have installed inappropriate artificial stone cladding to the flat which we think may break Ross conservation area rules.

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Forest of Dean council enquiries conducted by a property lawyer as part of the conveyancing should identify if the property is in a conservation area and any evidence of planning consent for changes to the property will be required. In the absence of any the necessary permissions, your conveyancing solicitor will recommend all options, which include seeking from Forest of Dean local authority or getting covered by an indemnity policy.

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If you are purchasing in Ross On Wye, do I need a chancel search?

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Chancel repair liability can require owners to fund repairs to an old church building. Several sources are used to determine liability in Ross On Wye, including local maps. Ross On Wye churches include Foy Church St. Mary's.

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Will property lawyer in Ross On Wye apply for any searches on the Gloucestershire Regency detached house I am purchasing

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The customary conveyancing protocol will be to get Local Authority, Drainage Search (Con29DW or personal) and Environmental and perhaps less common searches, which may include a CON315.

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If land is found to be contaminated, can the soil be remedied?

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Where property in Ross On Wye has been contaminated, remediation may be possible, but it can be costly. Speak to a local specialist such as Greenblade, Hom Green, Ross-On-Wye, HR9 7TF for further information.

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Does my lawyer in Ross On Wye report back to me about the amount to be paid of the council tax on a Band F townhouse prior to completing on the purchase?

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Your homes council tax band will usually be identified in the conveyancing report on title along with the governing local authority Up-to-date charges for properties in Ross On Wye are listed on the Forest of Dean council site. On, 13 March 2013, the different rates are:

  • Band A - £1,006.00
  • Band B - £1,174.00
  • Band C - £1,342.00
  • Band D - £1,509.00
  • Band E - £1,845.00
  • Band F - £2,180.00
  • Band G - £2,516.00
  • Band H - £3,019.00

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How much time can conveyancing take, on average? We have already found a buyer.

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For the majority of clients, the length of time required to transfer a residence varies. This is influenced by potentially many issues such as whether the property is leasehold. Nationally, the average is up to twelve weeks, whereas Homeward Legal work for a deadline of six weeks.