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Conveyancing in Stockbridge Village Q & A's

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Updated: 20/04/17

Stockbridge Village is about half a mile off the M57 junction entry 3 Northbound.

The nearest station to Stockbridge Village is Roby. Stockbridge Village's nearest airport is Liverpool John Lennon Airport (7 miles). Blackpool International Airport is 25 miles, Manchester Terminals 1 & 3 Airport is 25 miles, Manchester Terminal 2 Airport is 25 miles, Howarden Airport is 19 miles and Eccles Airport is 20 miles away.

Alder Hey Liverpool is the nearest hospital to Stockbridge Village.

Q.

Are additional fees applied? We need to find discount conveyancing.

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Both high-street and online firms promote 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', however additional charges are often hiding in the solicitor's terms of engagement, left unregarded by busy sellers and buyers

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Do you have low cost solicitors that manage the conveyancing of property auction properties in Stockbridge Village?

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Our company is able to act for sellers at auction. Frequently unusually constructed properties are listed in property auctions which require additional review. Homeward Legal therefore suggest bidders to appoint an affordable conveyancing solicitor well in advance of the date of the auction to allow adequate time for a detailed investigation.

Following the day of bidding a prepared lawyer should be focused on briskly carry out the conveyancing within 28 days as typically required by the terms and conditions of sale.

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Our purchase is completing in April. How is stamp duty rates calculated?

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SDLT in Stockbridge Village will depend on the house or flat's price. Stamp duty will be £33400 on a £835000 house or flat.*

*Correct 17/02/2013

Q.

Will we need to get a chancel liability search? We are buying a Stockbridge Village property on the same street as priory land.

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As a result of chancel repair liability, the owners of property in Stockbridge Village which was once owned by a 'lay rectors' can be liable for repairs to local churches. A chancel search is employed to check whether such a liability exists. Liability is more common in some parts of the country. Stockbridge Village church lands include St Jude.

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How many weeks will conveyancing to sell property require, on average? The property is also local.

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In general, the amount of time needed to sell or purchase a house can vary, dependent on a broad set of issues affecting the property, for example, whether the property being bought or sold is leasehold. Eight to twelve weeks is the industry-wide average, whereas Homeward Legal aim to complete the process within six weeks.

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Property lawyers in Stockbridge Village get standard conveyancing searches when acting for a home buyer,, but which particular ones?

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If purchasing and obtaining a mortgage a mortgage lender requires you to - Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage Search (Con29DW) and Environmental and perhaps unique particular such as Commons Search.

Q.

The agent has named a solicitor whom they usually use. Will it be more cost-effective to use this firm?

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An agent will usually endorse a conveyancing solicitor, however, such referrals must be compared with other local solicitors, or better-value firms found online, as some agents may 'recommend' the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not the most suitable for you.

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We are buying on a new development ex-industrial use land. Is the soil possibly contaminated by waste minerals like titanium (Ti)?

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There are considerable regulations to curtail soil contamination. Land may also be contaminated by other sources, including herbicides and water contaminants such as oil.

 
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