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Conveyancing in Spalding Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/04/17

Spalding station is about 1 mile from Spalding. Spalding's nearest airport is Tollerton, Nottingham City Airport.

The closest hospital to Spalding is Spalding, Johnson Community.

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We are looking for the cheapest conveyancing quote. What do we need to check for?

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Many online and high street firms purport to offer cheap conveyancing. However extra charges are often hiding in the small print. Our quotes clearly state the solicitors' fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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How is contaminated land in Spalding identified?

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Land in Spalding is contaminated by a wide range of environmental factors. Contaminants such as sand or clay quarries will be reported on in environmental search results.

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Would arranging a building survey be a good idea when purchasing property?

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Homeward Legal heavily advise that all buyers book a RICS surveyor to undertake a survey if purchasing in Spalding. A wide range of defects affect a property, including chimney defects, and these will not be addressed by your conveyancing solicitor.

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What sort of local environmental searches regarding the risk and history of a flood at Lincolnshire will the solicitor in Spalding carry out?

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A residential property conveyancing lawyer will conduct formal property conveyancing searches that should include Spalding flood risk information. A more specific conveyancing search, such as the Homecheck search, may possibly be proposed by a qualified Spalding property lawyer if in the event that the environmental search suggest any risk of flooding.

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Can we bypass paying for stamp duty?

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Stamp Duty Land Tax commonly must be paid on homes sold for more than £125,000. Homeward Legal do not recommend home buyers get involved with any stamp duty reduction, because these schemes are costly and the HMRC can review a scheme up to 6 years after a sale is completed .

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How do we protect ourselves from gazumping?

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This occurs when a house seller approves the first buyer's offer, only to reject it in favour of a higher offer. It could happen only days prior to exchange. There is almost always a risk of being gazumped. You should instruct a fast, efficient solicitor early, and even before acceptance of an offer to reduce the chance of your transaction being gazumped.

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What does a Spalding property solicitor recommend if the property is inside a South Holland local authority conservation area that may have inappropriate windows added?

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South Holland planning authority search (LLC1 - Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search) conducted by the solicitor during the conveyancing process will confirm whether the property is inside a designated conservation area and any evidence of authorisation for modifications will be required. If no appropriate consents be supplied, your solicitor will give you professional advice on the alternatives which can include seeking an indemnity policy or seeking retrospective permission from the council.

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I have found abundant very helpful guidebooks about do it yourself conveyancing for example Buying, Selling and Letting Property by David Hampshire . Do I actually need to use a conveyancing solicitor in Spalding ?

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Should you wish to have a try you can conceivably take care of the if not all of the legal and technical work without the help of an expert property lawyer in Spalding. Needless to say conveyancing professionals would suggest that this is a hazardous idea as DIY conveyancers will be working without sufficient insurance cover that every legal firms are required to carry.

 
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