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Conveyancing in Salcombe Q & A's

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Updated: 19/04/17

Salcombe travel information:

The closest airport to Salcombe is Plymouth City Airport. and Salcombe's closest train station is Ivybridge.

South Hams Kingsbridge is the neighbouring hospital for Salcombe.

Q.

I need to find the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in Salcombe. What do we need to consider?

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This matter catches out many buyers and sellers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many firms advertise supposedly cheap conveyancing, but additional fees may be added into the small print. This small print is often not read by buyers and sellers in a hurry. Homeward Legal quotes are not estimates, and offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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What can a Salcombe property lawyer do if the maisonette we want to buy is located in a local authority conservation area and has unsympathetic removal of chimney stacks fitted?

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A solicitor will carry out searches identify if your proposed purchase is affected by a designated conservation area and whether any modifications have necessary consents.

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If we plan to purchase in the parish of Bicton, do we need a chancel search?

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The lawyer could advise a chancel search, regardless of the parish where the property being bought is located. Through some Parochial Church Councils have determined to exact chancel repairs on owners, there is no guarantee that

a parish where dues have not recently been paid will not automatically be the case for future owners. It is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.

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We are intending to buy a sixties investment property in the middle of a conservation area, where can I find more data on the state of repair?

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English Heritage have created a detailed list about the state of conservation areas in England in addition to the exposure to a decline in standards. Local conservation areas are created by the local South Hams planning authority, who govern everything from the historic layout of roads to the avoidance of traffic signs.

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In relation to the serious flooding in Sept 2012 in South West England, we are concerned that environmental searches might not be sufficient?

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Flood risk searches carried out by the Salcombe solicitor should also include a more detailed search (Landmark) if the risk warrants it.

It is not uncommon for buyers to contact a close neighbour for that additional local history.

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I have taken out a conveyancing quote from you. Might I need to pay any extra charges?

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We do not hide any additional charges.

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What precautions can we take to avoid paying SDLT?

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Stamp duty reduction scheme is not advised, because these schemes are costly and the HMRC can review a scheme up to 6 years after a sale is completed .

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Virgin is going to be our lender - what do we need to know?

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Buyers should be aware that some lenders have limited the firms who can act for them, which may result in increased legal costs for buyers. Homeward Legal are able to act for all large lenders in the UK so that you will not be required to pay the lender's costs.

 
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