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Conveyancing in Rugby Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 24/04/17

Rugby travel information:

The nearest train station to Rugby is Rugby, about 1 mile away. Rugby's nearest airport is Coventry Airport. Birmingham Airport is 21 mile s, and Turweston Aerodrome Airport is 25 miles away.

Rugby is under 3m of junction entry 1 Northbound of the M6.

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Local Rugby attractions

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Thurlaston Mill Windmill, Rugby Art Gallery & Museum Art Gallery and Brownsover St Michael and All Angels Churches Conservation Trust are close at hand to Rugby.

The closest hospital to Rugby is Hospital Of St Cross Rugby.

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I need a cheap solicitor quote to own a home. What should I check?

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Numerous firms offer cheap conveyancing, but extra fees will be included in the solicitor's terms of engagement. Any disbursements to be paid ought to be listed on a quote. Our quotes are not estimates, stating all the solicitors fees you will pay for a standard sale or purchase.

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Which environmental factors can contaminate land in Rugby, and should they be a problem?

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Numerous of contaminants can damage Rugby property, and an environmental search will reveal the extent to which a particular property could be affected by contaminants like petroleum and fuel sites or proximity to landfill sites. Grove Farm, Daventry Road, Warwickshire, CV23 8XFcould be a local cause of land contamination in Rugby.

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Do we need to choose a lawyer suggested by our estate agent in Bradmore?

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Agent recommendations are a common route to find a solicitor, however, such referrals should be compared against alternatives, as an agent may select whichever firm pays the most per referral, not the most suitable for you.

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What are fixtures and fittings?

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Property buyers are frequently confused by the lack of detail regarding which fixtures and fittings should be included. Completion or agreement of a fixtures

and fittings form is unfortunately often left to the last minute, when a dispute may jeopordise the transaction, and this makes the completion of a fixtures and fittings form essential.

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Is a building survey sensible when purchasing a house or flat, regardless of its age?

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It is highly recommended that all buyers in Rugby arrange a building survey if purchasing in Rugby. Numerous concerns can negatively affect a property, including roof damage, and issues such as these are not likely to be investigated as part of the conveyancing itself.

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Does my conveyancer in Rugby inform me about the cost of the council tax for a Band D apartment before completing on the purchase?

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Your property solicitor will write to the relevant Rugby local authority to find out the correct council tax band and rates, which will then be written in the report on title. The latest tax charges for properties in Rugby are set out in detail on the Rugby local authority website. Currently (29 October 2012) rates are:

  • Band A - £1,016.00
  • Band B - £1,185.00
  • Band C - £1,354.00
  • Band D - £1,523.00
  • Band E - £1,862.00
  • Band F - £2,200.00
  • Band G - £2,539.00
  • Band H - £3,047.00

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What issues help with guaranteeing a fast conveyancing process?

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It is a truism that contacting a proactive solicitor is crucial to moving faster. There are, however, a range of things you could do. These include:

  • answering any queries raised by the solicitor as soon as possible
  • ordering a property survey early in the transaction
  • calling or emailing your solicitor, and chase them if you suspect any delays

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Which local authority is responsible for Rugby?

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Rugby is located in Rugby Borough Council, Town Hall, Evreux Way, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 2RR, contact: 01788 533 533

 
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