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Conveyancing in Stockwood Q & A's

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Updated: 23/07/17

Stockwood's closest airport is Bristol Airport (7 miles). and the nearest train station to Stockwood is Keynsham.

Keynsham is the neighbouring hospital to Stockwood.

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How do I get affordable conveyancing?

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Misleading conveyancing quotes catch out many buyers, leaving them to pay sometimes £100s more than planned. Many conveyancers purport to offer cheap conveyancing, but additional costs are frequently hidden in the terms and conditions. Applicable disbursements must also be stated on a quote

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Could lead contaminate land in Stockwood?

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Soil contamination is carefully monitored. Data on many contaminants, such as radioactive waste, will be included in an environmental search.

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Will the report on title compiled by the property lawyer in Stockwood detail the cost of council tax for an apartment before contracts are exchanged?

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The property solicitor will liaise with the local authority to find out the appropriate council tax rates, which will be detailed in the title report. Up-to-date charges for properties in Stockwood are listed online at the local authority website.

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What individual search enquiries should my solicitor in Stockwood apply for on a Stockwood home?

The regular procedure is to obtain the following Local Authority, Drainage Search, Environment Search and Cheshire Brine Search, and possibly specific searches, which might include HS2 Search.

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I am going to purchase with Santander - what do we need to be aware of?

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When arranging a mortgage, your lender will require legal work to be carried out on their behalf. Buyers in Stockwood should know that, over the last two years, some lenders have opted to reduce the size of their 'solicitor panel', which may result in increased conveyancing costs for property purchasers. Homeward Legal, fortunately, will act for the vast majority of mortgage lenders to keep legal costs to a minimum.

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Which local authority is responsible for Stockwood?

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Stockwood is located in Bath & North East Somerset Council, The Guildhall, High Street, Bath BA1 5AW, contact: 01225 477000

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When do I need to instruct a conveyancer?

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The straightforward answer is, the faster you instruct the better, as conveyancing involves a number of tasks which may be performed straight away. Instructing your solicitor earlier for a sale can mean that documents can be prepared earlier, considerably accelerating the whole process, whereas if you are buying you will the details of your Stockwood solicitor ready when you make an offer.

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Does your company specialise auction conveyancing in Stockwood?

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We are very capable working with property auction procedures. Very often unusual lots like thatched cottages, are sold at property auctions which tend to want deeper exploration before completion. We therefore advocate that purchasers choose an experienced lawyer in advance of the actual auction to give enough time for a full report of the legal papers for the lot. Subsequently, immediately after the property auction date a prepared lawyer must be ready for speedily finalise the auction conveyancing process inside 28 days as typically required by the terms of sale.

 
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