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Conveyancing in Shillington Q & A's

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Updated: 30/11/16

Shillington's nearest station is Arlesey at 5 miles and the nearest airport to Shillington is Luton Airport (8 miles). Elstree Airport is 24 miles away.

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Local points of interest in Shillington

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Lower Gravenhurst St Mary Churches Conservation Trust and Wrest Park Gardens English Heritage are close at hand to Shillington.

The nearest hospital is Pinehill Hitchin.

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How do I get a cheap solicitor quote to purchase a new build home?

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Several firms claim to offer theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but extra costs will be included in the terms of engagement, left unread by preoccupied buyers Additional charges needs to be fair and clearly defined. Our quotes clearly state the solicitors' fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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What does 'gazumping' mean?

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This happens when a seller agrees to an offer, only to dismiss it, opting for a higher offer. It may happen mere days before exchange of contracts. Because acceptance of an offer is not binding on the seller until exchange of contracts, there is a risk of being gazumped. You should instruct a property solicitor as early as possible to reduce the chance of gazumping.

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What searches does the Shillington property solicitor order when instructed on a Shillington home?

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The regular legal procedure is to get these searches - Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage Search and Environmental and, depending on certain criteria, specific local Shillington searches, like a Limestone Search.

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Which parts of Shillington are secured by a conservation area?

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With over 9,000 conservation areas in England, the local areas in or near Shillington will include several areas of architectural merit

designated as protected. Shillington itself is named as a conservation area. Your lawyer will provide more details and discuss the relevant responsibilities, regarding specific conservation areas in Shillington.

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Of major Shillington lenders, who have joined your panel?

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The Homeward Legal group can work closely with many lenders. A number of mortgage specialists operate in Shillington, such as Mortgage Advice Network, 121 London Rd, Knebworth, SG3 6EX, Mortgage Quest, 2 Mallard Cl, Shefford, SG17 5YS, and A P H, 97-98 Bancroft, Hitchin, SG5 1NQ.

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Do we need to get searches for chancel liability? We are buying a residence in Shillington.

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Repair costs resulting from chancel liability can total hundreds of thousands of pounds. A chancel search is used to confirm whether such a liability exists. Liability is more common in some parts of the country. Your solicitor will suggest an appropriate indemnity policy to address chancel liability. Shillington church lands include All Saints' Church.

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Should we instruct the property solicitor who works with by my estate agent?

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An agent will recommend a solicitors firm, however, these referrals must be carefully considered, as an agent may choose whichever firm pays the most per referral, not the most appropriate choice.

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Does the property report prepared by the property solicitor in Shillington give information the rates of the council tax for a Band E flat before exchange?

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Your solicitor will approach the Central Bedfordshire local authority to discover the correct council tax charges which should subsequently be included in the conveyancer's title report. The correct rates for residents of Shillington are set out online at the Central Bedfordshire local authority site. At the time of authoring on 27 June 2012 the different rates are:

  • Band A - £1,098.00
  • Band B - £1,281.00
  • Band C - £1,464.00
  • Band D - £1,647.00
  • Band E - £2,012.00
  • Band F - £2,378.00
  • Band G - £2,744.00
  • Band H - £3,293.00

 
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