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Conveyancing in Scarborough Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 30/11/16

Scarborough key data:

The nearest train station to Scarborough is Scarborough and the nearest airport to Scarborough is Darlington, Durham Tees Valley Airport.

Cross Lane Scarborough is a nearby hospital for Scarborough.

Q.

How do we get the best rates for conveyancing in Scarborough for a £388,000 house?

A.

Both high-street and online law firms offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Unfortunately extra charges are often hiding in the solicitor's terms. Any additional fees included in terms of engagement needs to be fair and reasonable. They come into force only if your conveyancer is required to complete extra work on your behalf, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Homeward Legal quotes offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

Q.

In 3 months we are going to be finally moving from our semi detached residence in Scarborough into a flat in Pickering . At what stage to appoint a home removal firm?

A.

Most lawyers tend to recommend that you hold off booking a removals company until exchange of contracts as usually a final date wont have been confirmed. Try A 2 B Removals & Storage, 9A St. Helens Sq, Scarborough, YO11 1EU Tel: 01723 350661 or Filey Removals & Storage, 8 Shire Close, Eastfield, Scarborough, YO11 3YZ Call: 01723 515444.

Q.

Does my Scarborough conveyancing solicitor report back to me about the amount to be paid of council tax on a Band A cottage before completion?

A.

The lawyer will consult with the relevant Scarborough local authority to ascertain the latest council tax charges which will then be detailed in the conveyancer's title report. Correct charges for Scarborough are published online at the Scarborough local authority site. At the time of writing on 23 September 2012 band rates are:

  • Band A - £1,036.00
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  • Band B - £1,208.00
  • Band C - £1,381.00
  • Band D - £1,553.00
  • Band E - £1,899.00
  • Band F - £2,244.00
  • Band G - £2,589.00
  • Band H - £3,107.00

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Which factors are important to ensure a fast conveyancing process?

A.

Instructing a proactive, diligent lawyer is essential to a fast completion. You should consider:

  • Do they use email as the preferred mode of communication?
  • Did you experience any delays when requesting a quote?
  • How soon will they order searches?

Q.

What amount of time will conveyancing to sell a house often require, on average? The house being transacted is also in the area.

A.

In general, the time needed to transfer a house varies, influenced by a number of legal considerations. Our conveyancing solicitors ensure your transaction receives fast and efficient service.

Q.

Is contaminated land in Scarborough a concern?

A.

Property in Scarborough may be contaminated by many environmental concerns, and an environmental search should reveal whether a plot of land could be affected by local contaminants like potentially contaminative use of nearby land and infilled land. Contamination can be caused by local landfill sites, including Flixton Quarry, Filey Road, North Yorkshire, YO11 3JD.

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If you are purchasing close to a church in Scarborough, do we need a chancel search?

A.

As a result of chancel repair liability, the owners of property in Scarborough which was once owned by a 'lay rectors' can be liable for repairs to nearby church land. Some names or words such as 'rectory' give an indication of a property's history, and thus whether chancel liability may apply. Scarborough ecclesiastical properties include St Laurence`s Church, St James w Holy Trinity, St Mary and St Luke.

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

A.

Remediation of contaminated land in Scarborough can often be possible. For Scarborough, remediation is often the responsibility of local authorities to arrange. Speak to Fineland Turf, 45 Westfield Av, Scarborough, YO12 6DG for additional information.

 
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