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Conveyancing in Stapleton Q & A's

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Updated: 22/04/17

Stapleton is inside 1m of junction entry 2 Northbound of the M32.

The nearest station to Stapleton is Filton Abbeywood, about 2 miles away. Bristol Airport is 10 miles from Stapleton.

The most convenient hospital is Blackberry Hill Bristol.

Q.

We are trying to find a fixed rate conveyancing quote in Stapleton. because we are on a limited budget.

A.

Many online and high street property lawyers offer theoretically cheap conveyancing, however extra costs may be added into the terms and conditions. Busy, stressed buyers ignore these terms at their peril. Additional fees needs to be reasonable. They only come into force where your conveyancer must complete unanticipated additional work on your behalf, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Applicable disbursements must also be stated on the conveyancing quote

Q.

What can we do if we buy a Stapleton flat within a Bristol planning authority designated conservation area ?

A.

An integral part of the due diligence for buyers involves the application for searches of Bristol council to confirm conservation area status and the existence of consent for modifications. Should no authority consents be available your solicitor will inform you of all options e.g. getting an indemnity insurance policy or seeking retrospective approval from Bristol local authority.

Q.

I am in a contract race situation, and need get fast conveyancing, how could we speed up the conveyancing process?

A.

Crucial to a fast conveyancing transaction is to employing a proactive property lawyer. Consider the following:

  • Do they offer 'instant' online quotes?
  • Do they use email as the preferred mode of communication?
  • Are they 'no move, no fee'? This can incentivise a faster transaction.
  • Q.

    Should we get a chancel search if I am intending to buy in the parish of Weston-on-Avon, near Stapleton?

    A.

    Whichever Stapleton parish in which you are purchasing, a conveyancing lawyer might recommend a chancel search. Through some Parochial Church Councils have exercised their right to charge chancel repairs on the current owners of affected property, there is no way to be certain that a parish where repair costs have not been paid before will continue to be free from liability, so indemnity insurance may be advisable even if liability is unlikely.

    Q.

    What precautions can we take to circumvent paying stamp duty in Stapleton?

    A.

    Stamp Duty Land Tax is usually due on property over £125,000. We firmly advise against any form of stamp duty scheme. These schemes are costly and can be very unlikely to succeed. There have been several government-sponsored schemes, on the other hand, such as relief for buyers in 'disadvantaged areas'. You will be able to confirm your eligibility for any such active initiatives with your solicitor..

    Q.

    What amount of time should the conveyancing process take? We have a buyer ready.

    A.

    Generally speaking, the number of weeks needed to transfer a home will vary. This is dependent on numerous issues affecting the property, such as whether the property is leasehold. Eight to twelve weeks is the industry-wide average, we however drive the process forwards, completing within eight weeks.

    Q.

    Might costs for the conveyancing cover any supplementary hidden charges?

    A.

    We will not charge any extra, hidden charges for standard conveyancing work. It may be that a separate piece of work is also advised, a vesting order, for example, but you will be made aware of any fees relating to this.

    Q.

    In what ways does the property solicitor in Stapleton investigate the risk of a flood in the Stapleton area?

    A.

    An essential part of the legal due diligence process carried out when buying a property involves a conveyancing solicitor making an application for environmental searches that set out some details in relation to Stapleton area flood risk. Furthermore a solicitor in Stapleton may recommend a more detailed (e.g. Homcheck) specialist flood search. A recent check (08-Dec-12) there were no warnings around the Bristol Frome from Stapleton to Bristol Floating Harbour, riverside properties at the Rivers Esk and Irthing

     
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