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Conveyancing in Stoke on Trent Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/07/17

As reported in the 2011 census Stoke on Trent has a residential population 644,068 spread over an area of 149,009 hectares giving a population density of 4.3 people per hectare.

Commuters are well catered for with Stoke on Trent situated with good major road access approximately 3m of Junction 6 Southbound of the M6.

The nearest airport to Stoke on Trent is Birmingham Airport (5 miles). Coventry Airport is 17 miles and Wolverhampton Business Airport Airport is 19 miles away and Stoke on Trent's nearest station is Stechford.

Heartlands , Birmingham is the most convenient hospital.

Q.

I need discount conveyancing. What should I check?

A.

Many firms offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but additional costs may be added into the terms of engagement. Our quotes clearly state the solicitors' fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

Q.

The property seller has unfortunately fitted conspicuous roof antenna on the flat which we think might possibly infringe the Trent conservation area guidelines.

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The property lawyer should identify if the property is located within a conservation area and whether any alterations have appropriate consent from the Stoke-on-Trent planning authority. In the absence of any consents, your solicitor will recommend the options, which include seeking from the council or seeking cover from an indemnity insurance policy.

Q.

We are buying in Stoke on Trent on a new development ex-industrial site. Supposedly tungsten (W) topsoil contamination may be an issue.

A.

Metal contamination may have occurred throughout Stoke on Trent, but some extreme cases may be deemed an unsafe risk. Data on many contaminants, such as water contaminants such as household chemicals, will be included in an environmental search.

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I am aiming to purchase in Stoke on Trent, should we have conveyancing searches undertaken?

A.

Conveyancing searches are a typical set of queries ordered by the purchaser's conveyancer, for example a local authority search. Conveyancing searches are very informative, but deal with the legal condition of the property's title.

Q.

I have a requirement to exchange on the legal work on a leasehold flat inside a month, are Homeward Legal fast property lawyers in Stoke on Trent ?

A.

On the whole property solicitors are very passive which brings huge amounts of stress to the property conveyancing process.

With us, firm will communicate through every part of the buyer and seller chain and implement state of the art e conveyancing systems to exchange on the sale to your preferred move date.

Q.

What is the council tax on a Sixties end of terrace Band C home in Stoke on Trent?

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You will be give information your house's council tax band as part of the conveyancer's title report.

Council tax charges for Stoke on Trent are tabled online at the Stoke-on-Trent council site. At the time of writing (28 December 2012) the rates are:

  • Band A - £952.00
  • Band B - £1,111.00
  • Band C - £1,270.00
  • Band D - £1,429.00
  • Band E - £1,746.00
  • Band F - £2,064.00
  • Band G - £2,381.00
  • Band H - £2,857.00

Q.

Lawyers in Stoke on Trent carry out a variety of searches when acting for a purchaser but what particular ones?

A.

If purchasing and applying for a mortgage the lender mandates at least a specified set of searches, including the following for properties in Stoke on Trent: Local Authority Search, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environment Search and occasionally area-specific searches, like a Commons Registration Search.

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Why does sale conveyancing need such a long time?

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Conveyancing in Stoke on Trent may be delayed, Homeward Legal, however, understand how frustrating these are and endeavour to minimise the impact of these delays wherever it is feasible. There are numerous reasons for delay, such as waiting for responses from third parties.

 
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