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Conveyancing in Stamford Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/04/17

Local Stamford attractions

Priest's House National Trust , Barnack Cambs Windmill, Stamford St John the Baptist Churches Conservation Trust and Burghley House Historic Houses Association are close at hand to Stamford.

The closest station to Stamford is Stamford, about 1 mile away and the nearest airport to Stamford is Tollerton, Nottingham City Airport.

The closest hospital for Stamford is Stamford & Rutland.

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We need an affordable conveyancing quote. Will I get a quote or and estimate?

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Various firms purport to offer theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes, however additional costs are often hiding in small print which unwary sellers and buyers fail to check. Costslisted in the small print ought to be fair and be applicable if your solicitor is required to complete extra work in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.

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How look for check if the Stamford conservation area is in a poor state?

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English Heritage, a government body, administer information in relation to the state of repair of conservation areas along with the vulnerability to deterioration or improvement. Conservation areas in Stamford are created by the local authority (South Kesteven) who preside over conservation area concerns from including things like poorly maintained pavements, dormer windows and street furniture.

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Which local authority is responsible for Stamford?

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Stamford is located in South Kesteven District Council, Council Offices, St Peters Hill, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 6PZ, contact: 01476 406 080

Q.

The estate agent we are using in Buntingford has named a conveyancing whom they usually use. Will it be easier to use this firm?

An agent will be able to influence a conveyancing firm they refer a large number of clients to, and can therefore exert pressure on a slow solicitor to work faster. However, if the agent is paid a fee by the solicitor, an agent may choose the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the law firm with the best reputation.

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How much is the council tax on a Sixties mid-terrace Band H home in Stamford?

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As a rule a title report will give information the relevant South Kesteven council tax band.

The latest tax charges for properties in Stamford are tabled online at the South Kesteven local authority website. On, 14 January 2013, rates are:

  • Band A - £944.00
  • Band B - £1,102.00
  • Band C - £1,259.00
  • Band D - £1,417.00
  • Band E - £1,731.00
  • Band F - £2,046.00
  • Band G - £2,361.00
  • Band H - £2,833.00

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Can aluminium contaminate Stamford top-soil?

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Soil contamination by industrial waste, including metals, will have occurred in parts of Stamford. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Stamford, including local authorities.

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Would arranging a home buyers survey be advisable when buying a home?

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We firmly recommend that you arrange a home surveyor. It is a fact that there are a range of concerns that affect a property, that a lender's valuation survey, for example, will not cover, such as poor drainage or failed double glazing.

Q.

In about four weeks we are anticipating to be moving from our semi detached property on the outskirts of Stamford into our next property in Spilsby at what point to select a home removal firm?

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The ideal point is to delay instructing the removals company until such time as all parties have settled a formal home moving date that frequently takes place once contracts are signed. For a local company Olivers Removals & Transport, 4 Barrowden Rd, Ketton, Stamford, PE9 3RJ Call: 01780 720780 or Steeles Of Stamford, Effiene Ind Est/Central Road, Essendine, Stamford, PE9 4LJ Telephone: 01780 763536.

 
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