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Conveyancing in Shirehampton Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 12/07/17

Shirehampton is within 1m of junction entry 18 Southbound of the M5.

Shirehampton train station is around a mile from Shirehampton. Bristol Airport is 7 miles from Shirehampton.

The most convenient hospital is Bristol, Redland Hill.

Q.

How do I find fixed rate conveyancing?

A.

Many firms promote 'the cheapest conveyancing'. Unfortunately extra charges are often hiding in the small print, left unread by preoccupied buyers

Q.

What searches should my solicitor in Shirehampton apply for when instructed on a Shirehampton home?

A.

The conventional procedure is to obtain these searches - Local Authority Search, Drainage Search and Environmental and perhaps less common searches, which might include Contaminated land Search.

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Do you work with many lenders with Shirehampton branches?

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Of lenders with local branches nearby Shirehampton, Homeward Legal closely with many. Lenders and mortgage specialists in Shirehampton include Lloyds TSB Bank PLC, 1-3 High St, Shirehampton, Bristol, BS11 0DT, and Individual Financial Solutions, 33 St. Georges Hill, Easton-In-Gordano, Bristol, BS20 0PT.

Q.

What are 'fixtures and fittings'?

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Mainly, fixtures are fixed elements, such as alarm systems to walls and other surfaces, whereas fixtures are free-standing. For many transactions, this is not considered, hence the importance of a complete fixtures and fittings form, agreed by both parties.

Q.

Is a purchase repossession fee a fee or a disbursement?

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Every disbursement and fee should be identified on a quote. This cost is a fee not a disbursement, and should be included in your conveyancing quote.

Q.

Does my conveyancing solicitor in Shirehampton inform me about the cost of council tax on a Band B maisonette prior to exchange of contracts?

A.

A property lawyer will consult with the Bristol local council to reveal the most up to date council tax band and rates, which should be written in the title report. The latest tax charges for properties in Shirehampton are set out at the Bristol council website. On, 07 October 2012, the rates are:

  • Band A - £1,047.00
  • Band B - £1,221.00
  • Band C - £1,395.00
  • Band D - £1,570.00
  • Band E - £1,919.00
  • Band F - £2,267.00
  • Band G - £2,616.00
  • Band H - £3,140.00

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To complete on our purchase ASAP, how do we ensure a fast conveyancing process?

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It is a truism that contacting a communicative lawyer is essential to a fast conveyancing transaction. There are, in addition, a range of tasks you, as the purchaser, can also do to get moving sooner. These include:

  • promptly answering your lawyer's questions
  • arranging your mortgage offer
  • calling or emailing the lawyer, and chase them if you suspect any delays

Q.

As a consequence of the widespread flooding in Sept 2012 in South West England we are anxious that environmental searches won't be exacting enough?

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An experienced conveyancing solicitor in Shirehampton will suggest that you apply for conveyancing searches (environmental) (Landmark database search) if the enviro search spots a significant risk Shirehampton flood risk area data

For extra peace of mind you could converse with a neighbour or local resident.

 
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