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Conveyancing in Shinfield Q & A's

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Updated: 18/07/17

Earley train station is about 3 miles from Shinfield. Blackbushe Airport is 7 miles from Shinfield. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 22 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 21 mile s, Farnborough (TAG London) Airport is 12 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 22 miles, White Waltham Airport is 11 miles s, and Booker Airport is 16 miles away.

Shinfield is around 1m of the M4 junction entry 11 Eastbound.

Reading, Royal Berkshire is the closest hospital to Shinfield.

Q.

How do we get the best conveyancing rates in Shinfield for a £779,000 home?

A.

Several conveyancers advertise so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but additional charges are often hiding in the terms and conditions, left unread by preoccupied home owners Our quotes clearly state the solicitors' fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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Are any conservation areas in Shinfield likely to affect us?

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Areas deemed to be of historical merit, such as 19th century suburbs, will be designated as conservation areas. Your property solicitor will provide more details and address the impact buying in a conservation area may have.

Q.

Which specific conveyancing searches should the Shinfield property lawyer carry out when instructed on a Shinfield property?

A.

The regular legal protocol is to obtain Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environment Search as well as any special local Shinfield searches, which may include a Planning report.

Q.

How much is the council tax on a mid-terrace Band H property in Shinfield?

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You will be advised on the homes council tax band within the conveyancer's title report. Up-to-date charges for residents of Shinfield are detailed online at the Wokingham local authority site. At the time of writing, 10 February 2013, the different rates are:

  • Band A - £975.00
  • Band B - £1,137.00
  • Band C - £1,299.00
  • Band D - £1,462.00
  • Band E - £1,787.00
  • Band F - £2,112.00
  • Band G - £2,437.00
  • Band H - £2,924.00

Q.

Could our offer be gazumped?

A.

Gazumping describes circumstances where a owner agrees to a buyer's offer and later refuses it. Instead, they then go for a higher offer. The will be a risk of getting gazumped in any transaction, because offers are not binding until exchange of contracts. The first step in reducing the chance that gazumping will effect you is to instruct a fast, efficient solicitor as soon as possible.

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How much would the searches in Shinfield be?

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Searches range in cost, depending on the particular searches ordered. The most frequently used searches include an environmental search and a drainage search.

Q.

How could Shinfield property legal work require months? Isn't it a simple matter of filing paperwork?

A.

The legal work needed to sell or purchase a home may be exposed to significant delays. We aim to reduce their impact wherever it is feasible by proactively handling all enquiries.

Q.

Do I need to get a chancel liability search? I am buying a home in Shinfield.

A.

Chancel repair liability can require some property owners to pay for maintenance of older church buildings. Indemnity policies can be arranged if chancel liability is likely to be enforced. Shinfield Church of England properties which may give rise to chancel liability include St Mary.

 
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