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Conveyancing in Stanford Le Hope Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 20/07/17

The closest station to Stanford Le Hope is Stanford Le Hope. The nearest airport to Stanford Le Hope is Rochester, Maidstone Rd Airport. London City Airport is 17 miles, London Airport is 13 miles, Rochester Airport is 12 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 22 miles away.

The most convenient hospital to Stanford Le Hope is Orsett.

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How do we get fixed rate conveyancing in Stanford Le Hope?

A.

This catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted, and many solicitors claim to offer cheap conveyancing, but additional charges are frequently hidden in small print that unknowing buyers have not reviewed A quote must also state any disbursements.

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Our local agent has referred the conveyancing who they generally use. Should I instruct them?

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Many agents in Lifton have arrangements with solicitors where they refer conveyancing clients to them. Such referrals should be compared against alternatives, such as local solicitors, or firms found online, as the agent may recommend the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not the best value for you.

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How do I go about identify whether the conservation area is neglected?

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Following a campaign, English Heritage keep details in relation to the state of repair of conservation areas in addition to the risk of getting worse.

Conservation areas in Stanford Le Hope are designated by the local Thurrock planning authority, who maintain everything from including things like new developments, extensions and what can be developed.

Q.

For a fast conveyancing process on the purchase of a £ 819k house, how could we accelerate the transaction?

Instructing a proactive solicitor is essential to fast conveyancing. Furthermore, there are several tasks you, as the buyer, could do to speed up the legal work. These include:

  • responding to all correspondence via the fastest means
  • organising your finances, including arranging a mortgage
  • keeping in regular contact with your solicitor

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What is the council tax on a Forties mid-terrace home in Stanford Le Hope?

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As a rule a conveyancer's title report will give information the Thurrock council tax band. Up-to-date rates for residents of Stanford Le Hope are set out on the Thurrock local authority website. On 01/08/2012 rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £871.00
  • Band B - £1,016.00
  • Band C - £1,161.00
  • Band D - £1,306.00
  • Band E - £1,596.00
  • Band F - £1,886.00
  • Band G - £2,177.00
  • Band H - £2,612.00

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Would it be insensible to take care of the DIY conveyancing ourselves.

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In theory, there is no reason why you should not conduct the legal work unaided. However, a Stanford Le Hope property solicitor is familiar with a huge array of skilled tasks including applying for and interpreting office copies or collating and preparing contract and package which really need a qualified solicitor. However solicitors practices are liable to be required to carry acceptable indemnity insurance in order to protect you in the event of any negligence.

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We plan to complete on around 23rd December, what should be calculated for stamp duty?

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Stamp Duty is dependent on the purchase price. Stamp duty will be £10170 on a £339k property (information correct June 2012).

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How soon do we need to speak to a conveyancer in Stanford Le Hope?

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Whether you are buying or selling in Stanford Le Hope, as soon as possible. Promptly instructing a firm can reduce any chance of your sale or purchase aborting.

 
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