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Conveyancing in Seaton Q & A's

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Updated: 20/01/18

Seaton key data:

Seaton's nearest train station is Axminster at 6 miles and Seaton's closest airport is Exeter International Airport (15 miles).

Seaton is a nearby hospital to Seaton.

Q.

What are the best rates for conveyancing for a £373,000 property?

A.

Many online and high street law firms promote so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing', however additional fees can inflate the final bill. The conveyancing quote should also clearly state any disbursements to be paid. Any charges needs to be fair. Our quotes offer a clear statement of your solicitors fees for a standard purchase or sale.

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Which zones of Seaton are covered by a conservation area?

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With 9000 such areas listed across the country, the streets and neighbourhoods in or near Seaton will include a number of areas of conservation. Your solicitor will be able to offer more information, in regard to relevant conservation area restrictions in Seaton.

Q.

We are buying on a Seaton former industrial site. Could the top-soil be contaminated by industrial waste?

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There are extensive regulations in place to curtail soil contamination. Land may also be contaminated by other sources, including radioactive waste.

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We are purchasing a £1158000. What should be assessed for stamp duty?

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Stamp Duty is based on the valuation. It will be £57900 on a £1158000 home.

Q.

How many weeks may conveyancing legal work take?

A.

The time needed to transact a house is not wholly predictable, according to a number of factors which can include if the property is leasehold. With our solicitors, your sale or purchase is undertaken as quickly as possible.

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I am buying a sixties maisonette in a designated conservation area in Seaton. How do we find data on the state of upkeep of the Seaton conservation area?

A.

English Heritage have conducted a survey and created a list about the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas in addition to the exposure to deterioration or improvement.

Local conservation areas are set up by East Devon who preserve things like the upkeep of public spaces to back illuminated signs.

Q.

Please recommend how to hold off paying for SDLT rates?

A.

Stamp duty is usually due for property purchases sold for more than 125,000 pounds. We do not recommend any stamp duty avoidance, because these schemes are highly expensive and , if the scheme fails, you may be charged a penalty of up to 100% of the stamp duty amount owed.

Q.

Handling the legal work without a lawyer in Seaton appears to be becoming possible when selling a house. Would it actually be risky ?

A.

Hypothetically there are no arguments why you should not carry out the bulk of the legal and technical work without assistance.

That said, a property solicitor juggles a large number of tasks such as approving enquiries on searches or collating and preparing contract and package some of which really need a qualified solicitor.