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Conveyancing in Salisbury Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 20/04/17

Local travel information:

In reference to the most recent (2011) national census Salisbury's residential population is 232,524 spread over an area of 414,462 acres giving a density of residential population of 0.6 people per acre.

Salisbury's closest airport is Bournemouth International Airport (20 miles). Southampton Airport is 21 mile and away. The closest station to Salisbury is Salisbury.

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Salisbury area info

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Mompesson House National Trust Old Sarum English Heritage and Wilton St Mary Old Church Churches Conservation Trust are in Salisbury.

The closest hospital to Salisbury is Salisbury, District.

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How do we find the best conveyancing rates for a £741k residence?

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Many online and high street law firms offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but extra fees may be added into small print, left unregarded by busy homeowners Extra fees found in terms of engagement ought to be fair and reasonable.

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In Salisbury, are there services of contaminated topsoil remediation?

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In Salisbury, remediation may be possible. Speak to Hewlett Turf & Landscapes Ltd, The Bays/Shaftesbury Rd, Barford St. Martin, Salisbury, SP3 4BL for more detail.

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What can a Salisbury property lawyer do when the home we hope to invest in is inside a local authority conservation area and has unapproved windows fitted?

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Your conveyancing solicitor is required to identify whether the property is inside a designated conservation area, and if so whether any alterations have the appropriate consents from the local planning authority.

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If I am intending to purchase near Salisbury, in the parish of Dauntsey, do we need a chancel search?

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The conveyancing solicitor could advise a chancel search, whichever parish where the house being bought is located. Although some Parochial Church Councils have exercised their right to charge chancel repairs on the current owners, it is not possible to be certain that a parish where dues have not recently been paid will not automatically

be the case for future owners, so indemnity insurance may be advisable even if liability is unlikely.

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We are on a deadline and will need to organise a fast purchase, what should we organise to speed up our conveyancing process?

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As is often argued, a fast transaction is crucial to is to employing a proactive solicitor. When selecting a solicitor, you should ask yourself the following: Which communication methods do they use? Days can be wasted waiting for letters in the post which could be emailed or faxed. Are they 'no move, no fee'? This can incentivise a faster transaction. Did you experience any delays when requesting a quote?

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What kind of conveyancing searches in connection with the uncertain risk of a flood in Wiltshire will the conveyancing solicitor in Salisbury be able to do for a Regency property we are intending to purchase?

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Your solicitor applies for standard formal environmental searches that will include Salisbury area flood risk information.

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Unexpected personal circumstances dictate that we would prefer to complete on the conveyancing process on our home in a narrow time frame, are you really fast solicitors in Salisbury ?

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Generally lawyers are far too sluggish which brings additional aggravation to the property legal process. By ensuring the use of advanced HMRC and Land Registry integrated systems .

We also provide you with clients a SRA lawyer prepared to communicate with all parties in the buyer and seller property chain e.g. estate agents, for a fast exchange of contracts.

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Will my Salisbury property lawyer inform me about the cost of council tax for a Band D property prior to completing on the purchase?

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A solicitor will liaise with the appropriate Wiltshire local council to ascertain the correct council tax rates, which will then be written in the title report. The latest tax rates for residents of Salisbury are published on the Wiltshire local authority website. On, 02 August 2012, band rates are:

  • Band A - £1,010.00
  • Band B - £1,179.00
  • Band C - £1,347.00
  • Band D - £1,515.00
  • Band E - £1,852.00
  • Band F - £2,189.00
  • Band G - £2,525.00
  • Band H - £3,031.00

 
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